NBA Loosens Rules on Sneakers

In another move in the NBA’s efforts toward being the most player-oriented professional sports league, the league will adopt a free-for-all policy in regard to sneakers. This move will allow players to wear any colored sneakers, whenever they please—moving on from the 51% rule which required the sneaker to be 51% white if the team were home and 51% black if the team were away. …

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Boxing grandmothers, architectural pastries, beautified basketball courts and more in our look around the web

1. Beautifying Neglected Basketball Courts With Project Backboard Founded in 2014 by Daniel Peterson, Project Backboard refurbishes neglected basketball courts by commissioning artists to make them works of art. Initially in Memphis, the project has now spread across neighborhoods in the United States and features beautiful work by the likes of Nina Chanel Abney, Nick Dahlen, Brandon Marshall and more. Peterson says that the initiative …

Beautifying Neglected Basketball Courts With Project Backboard

Founded in 2014 by Daniel Peterson, Project Backboard refurbishes neglected basketball courts by commissioning artists to make them works of art. Initially in Memphis, the project has now spread across neighborhoods in the United States and features beautiful work by the likes of Nina Chanel Abney, Nick Dahlen, Brandon Marshall and more. Peterson says that the initiative has several goals, “to help people understand that …