It was a graduation day to remember for Notre Dame star Skylar Diggins, who received a brand new Mercedes from hip hop mogul and Roc Nation Sports Agency owner Jay-Z.
Instagram photos show Diggins in her cap and gown outside of Notre Dame Stadium where she was presented with the surprise on Sunday. Diggins later tweeted, "I got 99 Problems but a Benz ain't one" in reference to HOV's famous hit song.
Over the last month the Harlem Shake has taken over Youtube with thousands of very creative videos being uploaded. Getting in the mix are dozens of girls and women's basketball teams from around the country. We had a good laugh watching dozens of videos posted by team and many get very creative with their costumes and dance styles! Proof that playing basketball is hilarious and fun! We've compiled what we think are the the top 10 Harlem Shake videos by women's basketball teams.
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HOUSTON, TX – Over the weekend NBA royalty was rolled out for the annual NBA All-Star weekend in Houston, which also included plenty of appearances by the best of the best in the WNBA.
Tamika Catchings of the Indiana Fever and Maya Moore of the Minnesota Lynx suited up for the NBA-All Star Celebrity game and had the opportunity to play along side celebs such as hip hop artist Common, comedian Kevin Hart, Olympian Usain Bolt, actress Queen Latifah and many more.
Lisa Leslie's lifelong impact on women's basketball and athletics is being celebrated by the BET Network. The WNBA legend was given the Award for Athletics as part of 2013 BET Honors Show that recognizes distinguished African Americans who perform at exceptional levels. Leslie was part of a celebrity line-up of honorees that also included music-industry executive Clarence Avant, Oscar-winning actor Halle Berry, mega-church minister and humanitarian T.D. Jakes and 10-time Grammy award-winning artist Chaka Khan.
As we usher in the New Year, we’d like to invite our readers to take a brief look back at the best and worst of women's basketball in 2012. As you read, bring your love of the game and your sense of humor with you.
Gracing the pages of Dime Magazine wearing little more than a strategically placed basketball isn’t where you would typically expect to see a WNBA player. But it's exactly where you'll find former Minnesota Lynx forward Kristin Mann.
After checking an older email account that she had long ignored, Mann came across an email from an editor at Dime. After a couple of conversations, Mann was on her way to quite a “revealing” photo shoot.
The WNBA honored all the women of Team USA, who earned 58 of 104 medals in the 2012 Olympics, with the WNBA Inspiration Award at a special luncheon on Monday in New York City.
"We honor women who remind us that achievement is not just about trophies and medals; it is, at its core about using one's gifts to make a positive impact on the world," said WNBA President Laurel Richie who hosted the special occasion.
Off the court, the Louisiana native and WNBA champion started a foundation in 2009, named after the very thing she exemplifies. With H.O.P.E. (which stands for Heaven Open People’s Eyes), Johnson’s goal is to inspire youth, and with the publication of her second children’s book Temeka’s Choice, she’s doing just that. Johnson’s book is also a testament to the importance of the 40th anniversary of Title IX, telling the story of a young girl's basketball dream.