A breakdown of why and how certain members of society are getting tested at different rates. The recent outbreak of the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, has disrupted daily life for millions of Americans and individuals worldwide. Social distancing and sanitary measures are reactionary steps the Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”) have suggested, but one of the more critical … [Read more...] about Why NBA Players (and other celebs) are being tested for COVID-19 faster than the general population.
I'm not sure what to say tonight other than I'm really sorry for everyone connected to anyone who went down in that helicopter crash that authorities are saying killed all nine people aboard, including Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna (Gigi) We sometimes forget when someone uber-famous dies in a tragedy that kills others that there are thousands of other … [Read more...] about Mike Wise – Kobe Bryant 1978-2020: An Appreciation
The NBA has seen a number of individuals shape the liberties that current players enjoy. For example: Former Seattle Supersonic turned Phoenix Sun big man, Tom Chambers, gave rise to unrestricted free agency. Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf asserted his right to maintain his personal beliefs regarding the ongoing war(s) when he covered his eyes during the National Anthem Ed … [Read more...] about Euro-stepping the NBA’s age-requirement: Will LaMelo Ball set a blueprint on how to manage the NBA’s age-limit?
When we first conceived Pure Hoops Media back in August of 2018, our vision was to create a basketball community that would generate exciting and exclusive content that featured substance over “click bait.” One such example is our two part exclusive interview with NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern on The Mike Wise Show. … [Read more...] about The Mike Wise Show: David Stern Sit-Down Part 1
LeBron James applied for a trademark through the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) this past summer. Typically, trademarks are sought for the exclusive use of a name, image, term, etc., but in James’ case he was more interested in protecting himself from litigation as a spokesman stated “[t]he filing was to protect the company from potential lawsuits should … [Read more...] about What’s In A Name? The NBA’s notable history of trademarks
In the wake of USA Basketball’s stunning losses to France and Serbia in the FIBA World Cup Tournament, we have once again seen that the rest of the world is producing players that are comparable to elite American talent. While the 2019 Team USA was not at the level of the USA Basketball team that will compete in the 2020 Olympics, it still featured many All-Stars and solid NBA … [Read more...] about NBA goes International
In the waning moments of a tied BIG3 matchup against the Killer 3s, Trilogy captain Jason Terry rises purposefully to greet his teammates. One play earlier, David Hawkins attempted to score the final bucket but lost his balance and turned the ball over. Coach Kenyon Martin takes a timeout to regroup and plan for the final moments of the game. When the whistle blows, Terry … [Read more...] about “A Born Leader”
The U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) won the Women’s World Cup yet again on Sunday. Amidst competing against their toughest opponents at the highest level of competition, the team has also stayed focused on a different battle. It began in 2016 when the USWNT filed a lawsuit with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against the U.S. Soccer Federation. Considering … [Read more...] about Female Sports and Gender Inequality Go Hand in Hand, and the WNBA is No Different
Prologue June 2003 Tim Kiely, the legendary TNT Studio honcho is a friend of 25+ years. We worked together at ESPN in the early-mid ’90s. When he left for TNT during the 1995 NBA Finals, he took on many duties, including being the “Chaperone” for the Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner during the live NBA Draft broadcast. When ESPN took over the draft from TNT starting in … [Read more...] about Behind the Scenes at the NBA Draft, 2003-2017
Twenty five years ago, the country was transfixed by a white Ford Bronco slowly driving down the 405 Freeway in Los Angeles in the late afternoon. There was a warrant out for the arrest of former football player and movie star OJ Simpson following the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her 25 year old friend Ron Goldman. That evening, all of the network news shows … [Read more...] about The Chase that Lives On