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STEPHEN A. SMITH AT ROWAN UNIVERSITY
 

BASKETBALL

WNBA PRESS CONFERENCES
 

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NR MEDIA & PLATINUM joined several different WNBA team press conferences this week. Lots of exciting news and developments in women's sports.  We will be loading our exclusive press takes with the coaches and players. Check back for our press release on Platinum Insider. 

Opening day for the WNBA is May 14, 2024.

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NBA DRAFT COMBINE INVITES G LEAGUE
 

Congrats to all the G League Players invited to participate in the NBA Draft Combine from May 12-19. Best of Luck to all .

THANK YOU AND CONGRATS ALLEN IVERSON
 

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APRIL 12TH, 2024 THE ALLEN IVERSON STATUE AT THE SIXERS PRACTICE FACILITY IN CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY WAS REVEALED. IVERSON SMILED IN RESPONSE TO HIS LIKENESS IN A CROSSOVER POSE THAT NOW JOINS THE  LEGENDS WALK WITH STATUES OF OTHER NBA GREATS SUCH AS JULIUS IRVING, WILT CHAMBERLAIN, CHARLES BARKLEY ANND MAURICE CHEEKS.

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SIXERS PHOTOS

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MANY SIXERS SHOWED UP TO SUPPORT AND EXPRESSED THEIR GRATITUDE TO IVERSON; JUMAINE JONES, TERRELL OWENS, PAT CROCE, LARRY BROWN, Q CONNECT. PHILADELPHIA IS SO GRATEFUL FOR NBA MVP HALL OF FAME, ALLEN IVERSON'S COMMITMENT TO THE CITY AND FOR REPRESENTING SUCH AN INCREDIBLE LEGACY. 

IVERSON CLASSIC 2024 PLAYERS HAVE BEEN SELECTED. TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THEIR WEBSITE. CONGRATS TO ALL. 

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STEPHEN A. SMITH AT ROWAN UNIVERSITY
 

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Stephen A. Smith speaks at Rowan University to the Sports Communication Students.

Incredible Event full of inspiration, insight and wisdom from the great Stephen A!

His new book is fantastic and available NOW.  Full article on Platinum Insider Page.

UPCOMING EVENTS
 

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NEW JERSEY
 

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BEYOND THE HARDWOOD FOUNDATION

 

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Congrats to Beyond The Hardwood Academy & Foundation, on hosting their second annual 8/24 Mamba Mentality Basketball Camp, giving back to the community and inspiring the youth. Campers have a chance to elevate their game with Hall of Fame NBA Star Dr. Jumaine Jones, Kobe Bryant former LA Laker teammate, and Philadelphia 76er. Players receive real talk inspiration from Jones, celebrate the legacy of Mamba Mentality and received copies of Dr. Jones' newest book "Beyond The Hardwood" journal. 

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2024 COLLEGE BASKETBALL 
 

NCAA CHAMPIONS
 

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CONGRATS SOUTH CAROLINA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL AND COACH DAWN STALEY - 2024 NCAA CHAMPIONS !!!! 
 

CONGRATS UCONN MEN'S BASKETBALL AND COACH DAN HURLEY - 2024 NCAA CHAMPIONS, SECOND YEAR IN A ROW!!!
 

Kobe Bryant Legacy
 

02.24.2024 Today, we honor the memory and legacy of the late Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gigi, Rest In Peace. 

Kobe and his Mamba mentality drives the commitment and consistency of showing up for our core mission to build love, and unity in our communities and world.  

Take time to reflect on his great work, his family LEGACY and how you may be inspired to lead and love from the heart, Mamba style.

Shout out to our friends at Beyond The Hardwood Foundation, CEO, Dr. Jumaine Jones, on hosting their second annual Mamba Event.  

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Walt Frazier Event
 

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Was a true pleasure to make it to Woodbridge, NJ for The Walt Frazier Signing Appearance. As a long time voice of the Knicks, he brought the inspiring energy of classic style and grace. Walt is known for his basketball skills, commentary and exemplary fashion. The longtime ambassador for PUMA arrived sharp as a tack and grateful for the opportunity to meet with fans.  Fans were excited to talk and walk down memory lane, get photos and memorabilia. KD Sports promoted the event in collaboration with NR HOUR Sports. NR Hour team's interview with Walt is available on all platforms. Follow their sit to stay up on sports community events and appearances. Look forward to seeing you at the next event. Sports is the way...

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PEACEGAMES

2023 BIG 3

BASKETBALL

BUBBA'S CELEBRITY BASKETBALL GAME

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The first annual "Bubba's Celebrity Basketball Game" Event was a success! Bubba Almony is a professional celebrity bodyguard with a team of experts that provide safety and most especially stand against BULLYING within our youth.  Incredible celebrities all stood up with Bubba and with the Maryland Police Department and Mayor and officials to make quite an impact.  Terrell Owens took time off his busy podcast, GETCHA POPCAST, and tv schedule to fly across the country on the red-eye to support and play an incredible game. The Muhammad Ali Legacy was in full effect with Dr. Khalilah Camaco onhand to speak love and peace to the crowd with Muhammad Jr. as well. Jonte Hall wowed the kids as well as SpaceJam,  Bullbody & So many more! Thank you to all and what a great day the kids all had. Catch interviews with guests on podcast, see interview page. 

SILOAM WELLNESS FULL COURT PRESS

A true honor to participate in FULL COURT PRESS, AWARENESS with Philadelphia's SILOAM WELLNESS FOUNDATION with head Sarina DiBianca, MBS Clarence Jones, NBA HALL OF FAME PRO BALLER JUMAINE JONES, boxing champion Derrick Weber, Hall of Fame Former MLB Red Socks pitcher Tony Valovich, NBA Scout Tony Coleman and WPBA commissioner as well as several WPBA Pros (former WNBA pros) to inspire the youth & discuss the importance of personal health. 

It's almost time to start following NBA basketball again! For now, follow NBA Twitter, for LIVE video streams and to stay informed on the latest from their teams. Experts gathered on May 26th to discuss COVIDS affects on community and how to stay empowered, stay connected, battle depression and more. Thank you. Photo cred: NBA.

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The Last Dance is blowing us all away. Kobe's cameo just felt so good to see. "If you ever need anything give me a call" Jordan told the rookie. "He was like my big brother, he guided me" Kobe shares with the cameras and we feel lifted with emotions.  To see strong athletes share, help each other, give back to their community and the next generation, is the best part of sports in my opinion. But let's take a minute to tip our hats to the fashion that rocked us all...AIR JORDANS.  

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THE LAST DANCE is fire. Last Sunday started the first 2 episodes of the series, this week it was revealed that Michael Jordan donated his portion of the Last Dance proceeds to charity.  Wow! I was honored when he first wore my ComfortSoft branding design long ago and am now officially his biggest fan all over again. I stood mesmerized, two inches from the tv for the entire first episode of THE LAST DANCE. We all felt the magnitude of his big heart and comfort at Kobe's Celebration of Life and now  just amazed at his everlasting ability to shine and inspire others. Let's all follow his lead: his philathropic generosity and deep commitment to inspire greatness! 

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Shout outs to JayZ's Shawn Carter Foundation teaming up with Rhianna's Clara Lionel Foundation and Twitter/Square CEO Jack Dorsey to donate over 6.2 Million to organizations fighting Covid-19, distributing largely to affected areas such as New York, New Orleans and Puerto Rico. Blessings &Gratitude!(Photo: Getty Images)

The FANATICS "ALL-IN" challenge is just awesome. Visit these leaders on instagram or check our Platinum Prints instagram stories, labeled "charity"to see these FANATICS fundraisers.  Big THANKS to these guys!

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Leave it to Kuz to have the best fits for home chillin'. We are huge fans of hot pink, pretty sure we need to donate to Kuz's cause for the fashion statement alone. Kyle Kuzma partnered with Flint YMCA to provide 550 meals to seniors for the next 6 weeks! SOLID!!! Thank you Kuz. We want the closet tour! 

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I loved seeing all of the talented ladies dressed up at home celebrating new teams at the 2020 WNBA DRAFT. But the honorary WNBA picks were the greatest part of the night. The WNBA awarded picks to the youngest talent ever, selecting Alyssa Altobelli, Gianna Bryant and Payton Chester. This memorable evening, just days after Kobe Bryant's 04.13.16 anniversary of his final NBA 60 pt game.  He certainly left a legacy in our hearts and basketball. This week the WNBA announced that it is introducing the Kobe and Gigi Bryant WNBA Advocacy Award to individuals that make significant contributions to women's and girl's basketball. Sending much love and blessings to all. We look forward to watching the Mamba Mentality live on.

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