NBA names All-Star MVP award for Kobe Bryant

By Jake Meister Medill Reports NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced Saturday that the All-Star Game’s Most Valuable Player trophy would named in honor of the late Kobe Bryant. The 18-time All-Star and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, died in a helicopter crash outside of Los Angeles on Jan. 26.  They were among nine deaths in the […]

Jr. NBA celebrates 5th year during All-Star Weekend

By Evan Brooks Medill Reports The Jr. NBA kicked off all-star weekend with its skills and development camp at Navy Pier on Friday. Over 1000 students participated getting instruction from a host of NBA players. Photo at top: Signs for the Jr. NBA kickoff event, sponsored by Under Armour, are posted throughout the camp. (Evan […]

Basketball Africa League’s 12 teams set to start in March

By Zoe Collins Rath Medill Reports Basketball is a sport that is growing and the best example of its growth was the announcement of the 12 teams participating in the new Basketball Africa League, 10 years after the NBA opened an office in Africa. “Basketball Africa is happening,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said during a […]

2020 NBA Rising Stars game doubles as college reunion

By Harrison Liao Medill Reports Some college reunions take place at a pub or a restaurant. Some, like that of former Duke teammates RJ Barrett and Zion Williamson on Friday night, take place floating over 10 feet in the air on national television. In the third quarter of the 2020 NBA Rising Stars Challenge, which […]

Artists take to the streets to commemorate Kobe Bryant

By Allegra Zamore Medill Reports LOS ANGELES — Just hours after the tragic death of Kobe Bryant was announced, artists took to the streets of Los Angeles to commemorate the former NBA star. From Venice Beach to Studio City to Downtown L.A. murals depicting the icon and his daughter Gianna, who also died in the […]

Sen. Warren visits black-owned restaurant to boost her chances in South Carolina

By Nirmal Mulaikal Medill Reports  NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — When Nicole Planter, 47, saw online that Sen. Elizabeth Warren was at her favorite North Charleston restaurant Friday, she scooped up her 6-year-old daughter and drove there. “This was our chance to see the woman who might be president,” Planter said. “I wanted my daughter to […]