On Twitter, creative, meme-filled conversations help NBA stand out

Far more than in other professional sports leagues, NBA teams’ official social presences have adopted online personas that mimic the meme-filled, emoji-heavy method of discourse favored by young digital natives.

Season-long inconsistencies still plague Wizards heading into playoffs

WASHINGTON – With the NBA playoffs upon them, the Washington Wizards have been struggling to find answers to issues that have plagued the team all season.

NBA’s First Black All-Star a Bullet and a Celtic

In February, Barksdale was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame by the Early African-American Pioneers Committee. Barksdale, a Berkeley, Calif. native, was influenced greatly by baseball great Jackie Robinson, who played college football at UCLA, a school Barksdale would later attend. “I was about 14 years old when I first saw Jackie, and I’d have to say he was my first big hero,” said Barksdale.