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Category: News

Who’s-who of athletes toast Ice Cube and Dr. J at Bomb Factory in Dallas

PUBLISHED February 18, 2019 | News

Basketball Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman dialed up all her most famous athlete friends for her annual gala raising money for youth in the community and to promote healthy lifestyles and educational opportunities for young girls and boys. The charity serves students across the U.S. with basketball camps, clinics, Dream Courts, college scholarships, and school supply programs. […]

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Charlotte welcomes NBA’s Building Bridges program during All-Star Weekend

PUBLISHED February 17, 2019 | News

NBA legend Dell Curry didn’t see professional basketball as a career choice growing up. Instead, it was another field that captured his attention. “I wanted to go into law enforcement,” Curry said. “I had no idea I’d be an NBA player. Basketball helped me bridge that gap. I wasn’t the best student in high school, […]

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Charlotte’s own Dell and Seth Curry unveil courts where Steph and Seth learned the game

PUBLISHED February 16, 2019 | News

HARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – The Currys are bringing a new meaning to home court advantage after unveiling new outdoor courts in Charlotte during All-Star Weeknd. In partnership with the NBA, Under Armour, RISE, Nancy Lieberman Charities, Seth and Dell Curry unveiled two new outdoor courts at the Naomi Drenan Recreation Center. This is the center […]

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Basketball Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman is bringing opportunity to underserved youth on and off the court

PUBLISHED February 4, 2019 | News

Growing up in Far Rockaway, Queens, basketball superstar-to-be Nancy Lieberman wasn’t afraid to scrap with the boys, who sometimes questioned why she was even on the court. In fact, this just made her more determined to succeed. “I got tired of people insulting me because I was doing something that was different,” she says. This […]

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Basketball Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman builds ‘Dream Court’ in Springfield

PUBLISHED September 5, 2018 | News

SPRINGFIELD — Nancy Lieberman knows Springfield. She played for the Springfield Fame in the United States Basketball League in 1986, becoming the first woman to play on a men’s professional team. She was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1996. Now she’s back in a big way, overseeing the installation of a Dream […]

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Basketball Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman builds ‘Dream Court’ in Springfield

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SPRINGFIELD — Nancy Lieberman knows Springfield. She played for the Springfield Fame in the United States Basketball League in 1986, becoming the first woman to play on a men’s professional team. She was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1996. Now she’s back in a big way, overseeing the installation of a Dream […]

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BIG3 Exit Interview: Ice Cube and the League’s Top Brass Look Forward to Year Three

PUBLISHED September 4, 2018 | News

With season two of the BIG3 in the books, the league’s top brass is excitedly looking forward to its third year. The three-on-three basketball league—co-founded by rapper, actor, writer, and producer Ice Cube—has already defied odds to a degree by making it to Year 2. The second season saw Nancy Lieberman, aided by MVP (and […]

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We spoke with Big3’s Ice Cube, Clyde Drexler, Nancy Lieberman and Amy Trask

PUBLISHED September 3, 2018 | News

After the Big3 finished its second season, we caught up with some of the top executives that helped make the league into what it is today. Ice Cube, who is the co-founder and co-CEO of the league, joined us on the call. So, too, did league commissioner and Basketball Hall of Famer Clyde Drexler. The conference […]

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BIG3 Coach of the Year Nancy Lieberman talks championships and coaching philosophies

PUBLISHED August 31, 2018 | News

A few days after winning the BIG3 Championship, Power coach Nancy Lieberman and several players were exchanging messages on a group text. A few excerpts: “Man, I really miss you guys.” “Can you believe we would be packing today to go to a city today?” “When are we going to see each other?” That sampling of texts […]

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Rec Center Dream Court to be refurbished

PUBLISHED August 30, 2018 | News

“I didn’t grow up playing in gymnasiums, I grew up as an outdoor kid and I had to rely on spaces available, like parks,” said Jerome Williams, president of Young3, a program that promotes healthy living and hosts basketball clinics for children. Former professional basketball player Nancy Lieberman joined Williams and locals at the Recreation […]

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