Jarrett Allen rises to the occasion – on defense

Jarrett Allen Presser

By Max Goodman Medill Reports CHARLOTTE, N.C. – On a night full of high-flying slams, no-look passes and deep three-pointers, the two most memorable plays of Friday’s Rising Stars game came from someone who scored just two points. Jarrett Allen of the Brooklyn Nets did what he does best — blocking two dunks less than […]

Reggie Bullock’s mission is equality for LGBTQ community

Reggie Bullock and Joe Harris

By Joshua Jonah Fischman Medill Reports CHARLOTTE, N.C.– Reggie Bullock did not make an All-Star team nor is he participating in any of Saturday night’s competitions. He’s here in his native North Carolina for a greater purpose. After Bullock’s transgender sister, Mia Henderson, was murdered in 2014, the Lakers wing has become a powerful ally […]

We are the world: International stars unite

Ben Simmons ASW 2019 Presser

By John Alfes Medill Reports CHARLOTTE, N.C.– Members of Team World in the 25th Rising Stars game are embracing the opportunity to team up and represent their native countries, an NBA experience that only comes once a year during the All-Star weekend festivities. Coached by Wes Unseld Jr. and Dirk Nowitzki, Team World has 10 […]

Basketball Without Borders kicks off under scrutinizing eyes

Basketball Without Borders NBA ASW 2019

By Louis Ricard Medill Reports CHARLOTTE, N.C.– While the streets of Charlotte are slowly getting more crowded during All-Star weekend, the Levine Center at Queens University is the center of attention for NBA scouts. The Basketball Without Border camp opened its door on Friday morning, gathering the most talented teenagers from all across the globe […]

Bucks-shots: Former Milwaukee greats get their Hall of Fame chance

2019 NBA Hall of Fame Presser

By Casey Bannon Medill Reports CHARLOTTE, N.C.– The 2019 Basketball Hall of Fame finalists announcement felt like a 1980’s Milwaukee Bucks reunion. First-time finalists Jack Sikma and Marques Johnson joined Sidney Moncrief and coach Del Harris as part of the 13 finalists announced Friday at All-Star Weekend in Charlotte. For added measure, Moncrief’s college coach […]