Monthly Archives: February 2014

Three Young NBA Guards Discuss Black History Month by Derrel Jazz Johnson

During late January and into February, I had the honor of speaking to numerous players in the National Basketball Association about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who the NBA has been honoring with a slate of games on Dr. King … Continue reading

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Mason Plumlee Lives Childhood Dream by Playing in the NBA by Derrel Jazz Johnson

Like many youngsters with big aspirations, Mason Plumlee grew up dreaming of playing in the National Basketball Association. “Really since childhood that’s always been my dream…it’s just something I’ve loved from a young age.” Plumbee is now realizing that dream, … Continue reading

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Miles Plumlee Talks Dreaming of Playing in NBA, Brothers Mason & Marshall & More

Miles Plumlee of the Phoenix Suns talks about his basketball-playing family, wanting to play in the NBA at a very young age, watching his brother Mason play for the Brooklyn Nets, Marshall at Duke and more with Derrel Jazz Johnson … Continue reading

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Knicks Guard Raymond Felton Arrested for the Gun Possession

In a bizzare season that sees them 21-36, the New York Knicks can’t seem to stay out of the news.  Point guard Raymond Felton was arrested today on three counts of criminal possession of a weapon, according to numerous reports. He has … Continue reading

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Jason Collins Makes History As First Openly Gay Player

The Brooklyn Nets officially signed Jason Collins which will make him the first openly gay athlete to do so in one of the four major sports in the United States of America.   Below is a statement released by the Nets. … Continue reading

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St. John’s Red Storm Continue to Roll by Derrel Jazz Johnson

The St. John’s Red Storm have won six in a row after a win over the Butler Bulldogs Tuesday evening. With a record of 18-9 overall and 8-6 in the Big East, they are playing their best basketball in quite … Continue reading

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(Video) Shane Larkin Talks Rookie Life, Choosing Basketball Over Baseball and More

Shane Larkin of the Dallas Mavericks talked about his transition to the NBA, choosing basketball over baseball, the sport that his Hall of Fame father excelled at, and keeping up with is alma mater Miami Hurricanes with Derrel Jazz Johnson … Continue reading

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