Wendell Scott was the first black driver in NASCAR and the first to win a race at its highest level. Born: Aug. 29, 1921 Died: Dec. 23, 1990 His story: Scott was born in Danville, Virginia. He learned to be an auto mechanic from his father and opened a shop after serving in the Army […]

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LOS ANGELES – As LeBron James settled into his chair for Saturday’s media session after Team LeBron’s practice, the first questions thrown at him could have been about his new-look Cleveland Cavaliers, his 14th All-Star appearance or the new All-Star team format. Instead, James was immediately asked about conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham, who […]

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Missing out on All-Star Weekend? Don’t worry. We got you. Check out The1point8’s photo dispatches from the 2 Chainz vs. Snoop Dogg celebrity one-on-one game, Draymond Green at the Makerspace Youth Basketball clinic, and the action-packed NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, where stars such as Jamie Foxx, Common, Migos, and Erik Killmonger — sorry, Michael B. […]

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Leonard W. Miller is the founder of the Black American Racers Association. Born: 1934 His story: Miller grew up in suburban Philadelphia, where his mother worked as a housekeeper. His love for cars developed through conversations he heard on those estates. He secretly worked on his parents car when he was a youth. He formed […]

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You can talk about the parties, the celebrities and the NBA All-Star Game all you want, but nothing generates more excitement during All-Star Weekend than the Slam Dunk Contest. Marc J. Spears and Justin Tinsley predict who’s going to win Saturday night, details from the iconic 2000 dunk contest with Vince Carter and debate the […]

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John Collins, the No. 19 overall 2017 NBA draft pick and Atlanta Hawks rookie, let The Undefeated get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the first day of his first NBA All-Star Weekend, which is taking place in Los Angeles this year. John Collins of the Atlanta Hawks speaks with the media at the Los Angeles […]

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Many of us remember the high-flying, six-foot-six phenom who took the NBA by a storm that could only be known as “Vinsanity.” From his jaw-dropping dunks to his captivating energy, Vince Carter’s journey is one of epic proportions. And so much of it is captured in The Carter Effect. The documentary style film, directed by […]

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LOS ANGELES — At the intersection of hoops and hip-hop, one thing has always been the case. “We all think we supposed to be in the league,” the legendary MC Snoop Dogg professes, “just like all NBA players think they supposed to be rappers.” So the godfather of West Coast rap approached Adidas about creating […]

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LOS ANGELES – With 19,067 people mostly on their feet in Staples Center, Baron Davis stuck his head out of the sunroof while wearing Los Angeles Clippers warm-up gear and a red headband. His Clippers teammate Blake Griffin needed a memorable dunk as JaVale McGee was eying the trophy in 2011. While the Kia Ultima […]

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