NBA union executive leads talks to help players make more money from NFTs

The National Basketball Association and its players’ union will soon capitalize on the rise of NFTs, and union executive Joi Garner is leading one side of the discussions. The league and the National Basketball Players Association are in negotiations with Dapper Labs to redo a licensing agreement formed in 2019. Dapper is the creator of… Continue reading NBA union executive leads talks to help players make more money from NFTs

NBA stars John Wall, Carmelo Anthony invest in cannabis company LEUNE

National Basketball Association stars John Wall and Carmelo Anthony are new investors in a cannabis company. The pair helped California-based LEUNE raise roughly $5 million in a round that includes NBA agent Rich Paul, entertainer La La Anthony, music manager Anthony Saleh (clients include Future and Nas) and venture capital firm Casa Verde Capital. LEUNE… Continue reading NBA stars John Wall, Carmelo Anthony invest in cannabis company LEUNE

NBA issues second $3 million in grant program for Black communities to create jobs and career advancement

The National Basketball Association announced another set of grants to social organizations on Monday as it continues to help drive economic opportunities in the Black community. As part of its $300 million commitment to assist underserved areas, the league selected nine organizations, including New York-based New Heights Youth, City Year, Road to Hire, Big Brothers… Continue reading NBA issues second $3 million in grant program for Black communities to create jobs and career advancement