NBA: RIP…First Black NBA Player, Earl Lloyd, Passes Away At Age 86

The NBA as we know today, with African-American players pretty much being the majority in the league, gets taken for granted because it has been like this for so long. However it wasn’t always like this young sports fans. The NBA used to be full of nothing but white players, and I mean really white. Earl Lloyd showed courage and made such an incredible long term impact when he played his first NBA game in 1950, becoming the first black player in the history of the league, and at the same time changing the future.

NCAA: Former UNC Coach & Hall Of Famer Dean Smith Passes Away At Age 83

Sad news in the college basketball world this morning as legendary University of North Carolina coach, Dean Smith died this morning at age 83. The school said in a statement Sunday from Smith’s family that the Hall of Fame coach died at his home Saturday night. He was with his wife and five children. Smith is partially responsible for the careers of so many NBA players, and obviously most notably, Michael Jordan.

(Video) NBA: Hakeem Olajuwon Says It’s Not Even Close When Comparing Jordan & Lebron

When a hall of famer like Hakeem Olajuwon weighs in on a basketball related topic, his opinion counts more than most. He did everything you could ever wanna do in an NBA career and he did it at a time where the league was tougher and reaching new heights. He played against Jordan in his prime so he gets asked alot about his game and in this instance the reporter asked about the familiar comparison of MJ to Lebron and the Dream was very matter of fact with his answer, while still showing respect to Lebron. Remember, he has spent one on one time training Lebron on some moves and he has a good idea of what Bron brings to the table.

(Photo) Hip-Hop Museum And Hall Of Fame Opening In Harlem

Hip-Hop Museum And Hall Of Fame Opening In Harlem ?! James “JT” Thompson, is a one time producer of the BET Hip-Hop Hall Of Fame awards. James Thompson has announced plans for a new hall and museum in New York City. Hip-Hop Museum And Hall Of Fame Opening In Harlem ! The Hall of Fame is going to be located right in New York, The Birthplace of Hip Hop on Harlem on 125th St . The Hip-Hop Museum And Hall Of Fame Opening In Harlem would be the first of its kind honoring the culture, reported by the New York Daily News.

NBA: Guess Which Legend Kevin Durant Seeks Advice From After Bad Games

The league MVP recently revealed that NBA Hall of Famer Karl Malone mentors him through rough stretches. Hit the jump for details.

(Video)Sports: Damn, Where That Come From? Famous Athlete’s Wife Throws Shot At Kardashians

Clearly not everyone wants to keep up with the Kardashians. Last night while out to dinner, hall of fame boxer Sugar Ray Leonard was out with his wife and you can tell they were putting down some drinks, especially her. Leonard’s wife talked about an anniversary gift he had gotten for her, but as she drives off she takes a shot at the Kardashian family when the cameraman asked her how much the gift cost. We all know the members of the Kardashian fam love to let us know how much things cost. Hit the jump.

(Video) Boxing: Agree Or Nah? Adrien Broner Thinks He Has Had Hall Of Fame Career Already?

Ok, so obviously the beat down he took from Marcos Maidana did nothing to humble Adrien Broner. At the young age of 25 he is already telling people he has had a hall of fame career. There is no denying that Broner has plenty of skills in the ring, but he is still far from being on top, let alone a hall of famer! Check out what else he had to say, getting ready for his next fight on November 6th.

(Video) NFL: Michael Strahan And Nicole Murphy Spotted Holding Hands -Are They Getting Back Together?

This is kinda surprising. Just 2 weeks after announcing their split, the formerly engaged couple was spotted having lunch together and sources are indicating that the pair looked rather cozy. Hit the jump for details.

NFL: Brett Favre to Join Packers Hall of Fame & Have His No. 4 Jersey Retired

Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre will be inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 2015 and have his No. 4 retired some time after this season.

Boxing: Mike Tyson To Present Evander Holyfield at Hall of Fame Induction

These two really have come a LONG way in their friendship and I can’t wait to see this.  Mike Tyson will give the presentation to induct Evander Holyfield into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame. Hit the jump for details…

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