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2020-06-28T19:00:01+00:00
NBA to allow social justice messages over player names on jersey according to a report
NBA-branded basketball
NBA-branded basketball Credit: TJ Dragotta

The Athletic's Shams Charania has reported that the NBA and NBA Players Association are in talks of allowing players to replace their names on the jersey with social justice statements. After players and fans had voiced concerns that there are too many more significant things going on in the world to play basketball, the organizations are discussing how to make a statement to show the importance of these events and let players express their support.

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2020-06-28T14:40:52+00:00
Alba Berlin is BBL champion after 12 years
Alba Berlin is BBL champion after 12 years
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Alba Berlin won the BBL title for the 9th time with a 75:74 victory against MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg Sunday at the Audi Dome in Munich. This title is the second 2019/2020 season silverware for Alba, that in February won the German cup.

The last time the team from Berlin won the German title was back in 2008.

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2020-06-25T23:00:02+00:00
NBA player Kevin Love commits $500k for mental health efforts
NBA player Kevin Love commits $500k for mental health efforts
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The forward player for the Cleveland Cavaliers has announced that he has committed $500,000 through his foundation to the psychology department of the University of California, Los Angeles. In the past, he has been vocal about his own history and struggles with mental health, namely panic attacks and anxiety. The donation has been committed on Monday, a day after he received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award for his efforts in mental health.

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2020-06-24T20:06:36+00:00
BBL finals will be played by MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg and Alba Berlin
Alba Berlin
Alba Berlin Credit: Twitter Reproduction

Alba Berlin have beaten EWE Baskets Oldenburg on Wednesday and will now face MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg, that the day before won their game against ratiopharm ulm.

The finals will be played in two games, the first one Friday at 18:30(UTC) and the second Sunday at 13:00(UTC).

Berlin does not win the BBL title since 2008, while this could be the first silverware for Ludwigsburg.

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2020-06-21T12:00:02+00:00
German Basketball League semifinals start with the match between MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg and ratiopharm ulm
German Basketball League semifinals start with the match between MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg and ratiopharm ulm
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The easyCredit BBL starts its semifinals today with a match between MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg and ratiopharm ulm. The game takes place in the Audi Dome, Munich, at 13:00(UTC). The second leg of the semifinal will happen next Tuesday, at 18:30(UTC) also in the Audi Dome.

In the other semifinal EWE Baskets Oldenburg will face ALBA BERLIN, with games happening on Monday and Wednesday at 18:30(UTC).

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2020-06-06T20:06:01+00:00
Michael Jordan commits $100 million donation over 10 years to fight racism

In a joined statement Michael Jordan and the Jordan brand announced that they'll commit $100 million over 10 years to support "organizations dedicated to ensuring racial equality, social justice and greater access to education".