NBA star Michael Jordan lived on Hilton Head Island from 1988-98 in a three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath home in Wexford Plantation. The home has recently been put up for sale, so here is a sneak peek inside of Jordan's former Hilton Head retreat.
South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley said women have the skills to coach in the NBA and just need the opportunity. She said it could be a possibility for her down the line. "I want to be the best in my profession and if that's crossing gender lines and going to the NBA, why not."
Bobby Cremins, the legendary South Carolina basketball player, and Georgia Tech basketball coach, was honored at halftime of a John Paul II Catholic School game on Feb. 10, 2017. Cremins, who lives on Hilton Head, was instrumental in helping raise money for the Ridgeland school's new athletics facility.
Dr. Richard Parker is the head team physician for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He describes how taking care of a sports team is different than working in the traditional orthopaedics office, and talks about fanatics.
After 20 years with the Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant played the final game of his Hall of Fame career on April 13, 2016, pouring in 60 points in a 101-96 home win over the Utah Jazz. Former opponents, and the Mamba himself, reflect on the accomplishments of one of basketball's all-time greats.
Global basketball icon Jeremy Lin, a guard for the NBA's Charlotte Hornets, spoke to students at South Charlotte Middle School on April 12, 2016, on how to deal with bullying. The school is one of the top performers in a reading challenge launched by the Jeremy Lin Foundation and Newsela. The challenge exposed students to a collection of articles selected by the Jeremy Lin Foundation to help build awareness around school bullying.
Matthew Blaney, a senior at Mission College Preparatory (Calif.) Catholic High School, showed off his crazy "hops," and creativity, during a dunk contest at halftime of the 26th annual Kiwanis Central Coast All-Star Game, at Nipomo High School, on April 8, 2016. A 6-foot-5 guard with a 35-inch vertical leap, Blaney brought down the house when he went "off-the-wall."