As the Harlem Globetrotters prepare to bring their 2017 World Tour to Raleigh, 6-foot-8 forward Zeus McClurkin added to the Globetrotters’ impressive list of basketball trick shots when he nailed a couple of shots at Raleigh's PNC Arena.
Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry said he understands the NBA decision to pull the league's all-star game from Charlotte, where he grew up. The move was made in response to state's adoption of policy deemed to be LGBTQ. He comments were made at the American Century Championship golf tournament.
President Barack Obama mentors Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry at the White House. Helping him with basketball tips, schooling him in Connect Four, and building a science project volcano are just some of the ways they illustrate mentorship. But as the promotion for My Brother's Keeper says, you don't have to be an NBA star or the President of the United States to be a mentor.
Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lin visited South Charlotte Middle School on April 12, 2016 and answered questions from students. South Charlotte is one of the top performing schools in a reading challenge launched by the Jeremy Lin Foundation and Newsela. The reading challenge exposed students to a collection of articles selected by the Jeremy Lin Foundation to help build awareness around school bullying.
VIDEO: Basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal surprised Gainesville, Florida police officer Bobby White by showing up for a pick-up basketball game in a local neighborhood. O'Neal had seen a previous video of Officer White playing basketball with the kids and showed up to show his support for the community policing effort.
UNC Rex Healthcare introduced a new holding area for emergency mental health patients on Dec. 12, 2017. It gets psychiatric patients out of the regular emergency room into a quiet area as they wait, sometime for days, for a bed to open in an appropriate facility.