Quantcast

Latest the NBA Stories

2011-05-16 05:00:00

NEW YORK, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Bacardi U.S.A., Inc. today announced the regional winners of the inaugural Gold Standard Scholarship Program. The twenty-four adult students (aged 21+) from culturally diverse communities will now vie for their chance to receive an additional $30,000 scholarship as four national winners will be selected by public voting beginning today at www.nba.com/goldstandard. Through the program, the Thurgood...

2011-05-13 13:32:00

NEW YORK, May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and the Ad Council joined the National Basketball Association (NBA) to debut a series of public service advertisements (PSA) featuring Phoenix Suns stars Grant Hill and Jared Dudley designed to address the use of anti-gay language among teens. The campaign includes new television, radio, print and Web ads and the TV spot will launch this Sunday during the NBA Conference Finals on ABC, TNT, and...

2011-05-06 08:22:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn. and TUSCALOOSA, Ala., May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Soles4Souls, the international shoe charity dedicated to providing free shoes and clothing to people in desperate need, is partnering with the NBA and several of its young stars to give back to victims of the recent tornadoes in the South. On Friday, May 6, Soles4Souls will be appearing with hundreds of brand new shoes and working side-by-side with NBA players at the Tuscaloosa American Red Cross Shelter at the Belk...

2011-04-07 13:44:00

IRVING, Texas, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Panini America (www.paniniamerica.net), the world's largest sports and entertainment collectables company and the NBA's exclusive trading card and sticker partner, has inked Los Angeles Clippers slam-dunk sensation Blake Griffin to an exclusive multi-year agreement. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110407/DA79477) Griffin joins a growing roster of exclusive athletes that are part of the Panini family, including five-time NBA...

2011-03-24 07:00:00

LOS ANGELES, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Athletic Propulsion Labs® announced today a new $195.00 price point for all APL® Concept 1 basketball shoes and the introduction of a limited edition, signature electric green shoe. "The lowering of the APL Concept 1 price point from $300.00 to $195.00 is designed to expand the reach of our revolutionary products so that a broader group of basketball players can experience the benefits of our technology. Due...

2011-03-03 12:00:00

Hoops Ambassadors Gasol, Wade, Howard, Love, Blake, Gay, Lee and Coach Karl Recruit Fans to Get in the Game to Support St. Jude MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The NBA and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® are gearing up to score big in the fight against childhood cancer during Hoops for St. Jude Week, which tips off on March 4 and continues through March 11. The NBA, St. Jude, national sports media and league stars will recruit fans to...

2011-02-25 06:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With a gospel choir singing at midcourt and more than 18,000 basketball fans on their feet at Staples Center, Blake Griffin won Saturday's 2011 Sprite Slam Dunk by doing something no other NBA player had done before: dunking over a car. As his teammate Baron Davis tossed an alley-oop pass through the sunroof of the all-new 2011 Kia Optima - the Official Vehicle of the NBA - Griffin flew over the six-foot wide hood of the midsize sedan...

2011-02-21 12:23:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This past Saturday, Taco Bell Foundation for Teens' Graduate to Go Scholars program and NBA Cares awarded Karen Batani, 17 from Westminster, California a scholarship valued at $30,000( )after her NBA player, Stephen Curry from the Golden State Warriors, claimed victory in the TACO BELL® Skills Challenge during NBA All-Star Saturday Night presented by State Farm. Batani was one of five teens from Boys & Girls Clubs in the...

2011-02-18 07:00:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA (NYSE: BBVA) (MAD: BBVA), the Official Bank of the NBA, will help tip off an exciting NBA All-Star 2011 on Friday, Feb 18 with the 2011 BBVA NBA All-Star Celebrity Game. This year's celebrity participants include a cast of players from film, TV, music, and sports teaming up with NBA Legends and WNBA players. For the seventh consecutive year, ESPN, the worldwide leader in sports, will televise the game beginning at 4:00 p.m. PST/7:00 p.m. EST....

2011-02-17 10:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of the NBA Cares All-Star Community Caravan, WNBA Legend Lisa Leslie, Basketball Hall of Famer Bob Lanier and Clippers Forward Brian Cook teamed up with NBA Cares and the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) today to bring Vaccines for Teens to the Los Angeles community. Vaccines for Teens is a national awareness campaign designed to educate teens and their parents about the importance of vaccination against serious and...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
Related