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Category: News

New basketball court at Oak Cliff YMCA will honor memory of slain hometown star Andre Emmett

PUBLISHED August 7, 2020 | News

At the grand opening Friday, visitors can pick up free meals and receive free COVID-19 testing. A new basketball court dedicated to the life of Andre Emmett, the former Carter High and Texas Tech basketball star who was killed near his Dallas home last year, will be dedicated Friday at the Oak Cliff YMCA. At the grand […]

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Nancy Lieberman – College Star, Pro Bball Player, Olympian, Coach, and…Good Company

PUBLISHED June 30, 2020 | News

And then comes Nancy Lieberman. Nancy Lieberman joined the Sacramento Kings in 2015 and became the second full-time female assistant coach in the league, and this is after she made history as the first woman to ever be named head coach in the NBA’s development league. Before making the transition to coaching, Lieberman had an […]

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‘I’ve Had The Greatest Life’: Nancy Lieberman On Basketball Career, Muhammad Ali, President Barack Obama

PUBLISHED May 21, 2020 | News

(CBS Local)– Nancy Lieberman is one of the greatest basketball players ever. The former professional basketball player grew up in Far Rockaway and spent her childhood playing hoops all over New York and Long Island at spots like Rucker Park. Known in basketball circles as “Lady Magic,” Lieberman won two national championships at Old Dominion University, […]

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Nancy Lieberman: Kobe Bryant ‘meant so much to all of us in women’s sports’

PUBLISHED | News

The Basketball Hall of Famer shared stories of her relationship with Kobe Basketball Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman opened up about her relationship with Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and how she has reflected on their lives in the nearly four months since their tragic deaths in an interview with CBS Los Angeles on Thursday. Lieberman referred […]

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Corona Chronicles: Arianna Huffington Raises Money for First Responders, Stars Use TV and Movies as Escapism and Other Personal Stories

PUBLISHED May 2, 2020 | News

Nancy Lieberman Basketball Hall of Famer I was in New Orleans on March 11 and had just finished the pre-game broadcast for the Pelicans and the Sacramento Kings. We knocked out the half-hour show like we normally do and I was walking out of the studio and our bosses said, “You have to go back […]

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Nancy Lieberman: Basketball pioneer in so many ways

PUBLISHED March 22, 2020 | News

It’s been more than 50 years since Nancy Lieberman first picked up a basketball, but she can still remember the second-guessing and shaming as if it were yesterday. “What is wrong with your little Jewish daughter?” “What is she doing in the street with a ball?” “Why is she playing with those black kids in […]

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LOVE AND BASKETBALL

PUBLISHED January 3, 2020 | News

I was retired. I stopped playing after 7 years of stints in the WBL, WABA, USBL (Men’s Professional League), the Harlem Globetrotters and the USA Women’s National team. I had done it all. After retirement, it was about spending time with my family and doing TV work as an analyst and broadcaster. I was enjoying […]

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The Short, Wild Run of Dallas’ First Professional Women’s Basketball Team

PUBLISHED November 15, 2019 | News

The Dallas Diamonds took the floor 40 years ago, teaching the city a lot about sexism, racism, and the business of sports. Fake diamonds, fresh hairdos, and Martina Navratilova. That’s what Dallas Diamonds owner Jud Phillips was banking on to draw the crowds to the Dallas Convention Center Arena for the first home game of […]

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4 Tips For Coaching Female Athletes

PUBLISHED November 9, 2019 | News

Nearly 50 years ago, a federal civil rights bill – now known as Title IX – was signed into law as part of the Education Amendments of 1972. Also known as the Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act, the law stated: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, […]

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New ‘Kids & Cops Dream Court’ opens in Moore

PUBLISHED October 22, 2019 | News

Children will soon have a new place to play in Moore, thanks to a generous donation. Nancy Lieberman Charities teamed up with Toby Keith to donate a new ‘Kids & Cops Dream Court’ to the City of Moore. Organizers say the court will serve as a safe space for youth in the community to interact […]

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