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NBA Legend Rick Fox Open First Special Olympic Court in Jamaica via South Florida Caribbean News

BA Legend Rick Fox today officially opened a Digicel Jamaica Foundation funded Special Olympics Basketball Court – the first of its kind to be built in Jamaica – at a ceremony held on site at the National Arena.  Read more Digicel Foundation and NBA Legend Rick Fox Open First Special Olympic Court in Jamaica : South Florida Caribbean News ...

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Trent Tucker Assembles the Stars for Celebrity Bowling Event

Stars from around the world of sports were out this past weekend in New York City, and they were giving back in a variety of ways. At Frames in Manhattan, they took to the lanes to both bowl some strikes, and to help Trent Tucker in his attempt to strike out Juvenile Diabetes (JDRF). The Trent Tucker Celebrity Bowling Event featured many current and former athletes, including Willie Colon of the New York Je ...

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NBA Makes Grand Impact in NYC during All-Star Weekend

NEW YORK, NY – NBA All-Star weekend highlights many things, most of them being statistical and athletic accomplishments by superstar athletes. But for many, this time is also used to highlight the needs of the communities in which they play, and the platform that NBA players in particular have to help out. As this year’s host, New York City was the beneficiary of more than just an influx of tourism and fans ...

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NBA All-Star Week Takes Time for Tech

While a love of sports is one of the NBA’s biggest components, the league’s interest in technology is quickly gaining steam. It's evident from their introduction of motion-capture cameras a few years ago, which detailed player's statistical information, and it will be even further enforced today as many gather for the 16th annual NBA All-Star Technology Summit. Yet it was earlier this week when gears shifte ...

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The NBA/ NWBA All-Star Wheelchair Classic Returns to New York City

The 17th annual NBA/NWBA All-Star Wheelchair Classic returned to New York City on Thursday as part of NBA All-Star 2015. Nineteen players from the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) took to the hardwood at the Steinberg Wellness Center at Long Island University Brooklyn to compete in the East versus West Wheelchair All-Star game. NBA Global Ambassador Dikembe Mutombo, NBA Hall of Famers Georg ...

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Mason Plumlee Greets Brooklyn Fans, Encourages Recycling

As NBA All-Star Weekend begins its ascension upon New York City, host boroughs Brooklyn and Manhattan are kicking off various local initiatives to mark the celebration and make a difference in the community. On Wednesday evening, Mason Plumlee of the Brooklyn Nets was at a Sprint Store just a few subway stops away from his home arena. While Plumlee signed autographs, fans filed into the store to recycle old ...

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Victor Oladipo Dunks on Cancer

ORLANDO – Magic guard Victor Oladipo is aiming to not only attack the basketball hoop with dunks during All-Star Weekend, but he is hoping to hit cancer just as hard. At noon EST today, Oladipo kicked-off a 72-hour long social media campaign and announced his partnership with Dunk Cancer, a non-profit organization that seeks to bring the basketball community together to help individuals and families affecte ...

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Heading into All-Star Weekend, NBA Reaches Goal of Engaging NYC Youth

The NBA set a very lofty goal for its community outreach this season: to engage more than one million New York City youth with fun, fitness-related basketball programming. And they are proud to announce that, with a final push before the All-Star Game, they will reach their mark. On Friday, February 13, the likes of Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James will help lead 100 basketball clinics across the five borou ...

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NBA and Former Player Amaechi Partner with the Supporters Club to Aid Greenhouse Sports

On Monday, the NBA furthered its international standing by partnering with The Supporters Club in London, UK to aid Greenhouse Sports, a group that aims to develop the life skills of hard-to-reach children within some of the most deprived areas of the city. The Supporters Club, a charitable initiative of the BT Sports network of television channels has provided a grant to Greenhouse Sports which will allow ...

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