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  1. David Stern leaves NBA legacy of diversity, giving

    Richard Lapchick

    From the start, David Stern worked to bring diversity to the NBA and established a legacy of giving to the community while expanding global outreach, Richard Lapchick writes.

    Story | Conversation | January 30, 2014
  2. Satch Sanders contributed to basketball and NBA on, off court

    Richard Lapchick

    Satch Sanders should have been in the Hall of Fame as a player a long time ago. His story will now be retold to a new generation that needs -- but rarely does -- to see athletes who stand up for their communities.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2011
  3. Dean Smith, the legendary basketball coach at North Carolina, beg...

    Richard Lapchick

    On the anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark decision, we remember legendary coach Dean Smith's role in helping to break Topeka's racial barriers even before Brown v. Board of Education in 1954.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2011
  4. NCAA tournament bids, payouts should encourage academic improveme...

    Richard Lapchick

    Higher graduation standards and restrictions on tournament payouts based on achievement would challenge schools to improve academics alongside athletics.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2011
  5. DeSagana Diop, Luc Mbah a Moute, Hasheem Thabeet and other NBA st...

    Richard Lapchick

    NBA stars such as DeSagana Diop, Luc Mbah a Moute and Hasheem Thabeet brought the joy of hoops to Senegal in the latest Basketball Without Borders trip to Africa.

    Story | Conversation | August 19, 2010
  6. Dwight Howard, Chris Bosh, Dirk Nowitzki and other NBA stars lend...

    Richard Lapchick

    The lessons of apartheid still resonate for Dwight Howard, Dirk Nowitzki, Chris Bosh and others on a Basketball Without Borders trip to South Africa.

    Story | Conversation | September 14, 2009
  7. John "Wonder Boy" Isaacs was a world champion for the Harlem Rena...

    Richard Lapchick

    It would be appropriate for the Basketball Hall of Fame to induct another pioneer, John "Wonder Boy" Isaacs.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2009
  8. Scott and Smith gave new look to Tobacco Road

    Richard Lapchick

    Dean Smith always called Charlie Scott, the first African-American scholarship basketball player at North Carolina, by his formal first name, "Charles." That gesture paid off in a lifelong relationship built on trust and respect, writes Richard Lapchick.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2008
  9. Can we talk? The Imus story is helping

    Richard Lapchick

    If the Don Imus story leads to a productive debate about hip-hop lyrics, it will be as useful as the Pete Rose, Len Bias and O.J. Simpson sagas were, writes Richard Lapchick.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2007
  10. NCAA tourney titlist in college degrees? Holy Cross

    Richard Lapchick

    If the NCAA handed out a combined men's and women's basketball title for graduation rates, the champ wouldn't be any of the No. 1 seeds, writes Richard Lapchick.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2007
  11. The blame game for graduation rates

    Richard Lapchick

    There's plenty of blame to go around for the disparity in graduation rates between African-American and white basketball players in the NCAA Tournament.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2006
  12. Pro hoops sets the standard

    Richard Lapchick

    Richard Lapchick has the numbers: The NBA and WNBA lead the way in the push for diversity in hiring practices.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2005
  13. Singin' the Grad-rate Blues

    Richard Lapchick

    The latest graduation-rate study for NCAA Tournament teams leaves a lot to be desired from our institutions of higher learning.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2005