Fox Sports Net, in collaboration with the Black Fives Foundation, has produced a new series of film vignettes called Original Pioneers, that the network has begun airing on its NBA affiliate stations. Furthermore, FSN asked a total of 35 current NBA players to appear in the vignettes, to discuss corresponding Black Fives Era pioneers with whom they are teamed up ... MORE.
A new $1,000 scholarship contest by our friends at the New York Historical Society Museum & Library, in celebration of The Black Fives Exhibition opening March 14, 2014. Metropolitan area high school students are invited to submit original essays, videos, or photographs on the theme of using basketball to achieve a bigger social or community cause ... MORE
A look at power forward Jim Usry's one-year exclusive renewable professional basketball player contract with the New York Rens, signed in 1946. The contract will be on display in the New York Historical Society Museum's upcoming Black Fives Exhibition, which opens March 14, 2014 and runs through July 20, 2014. Usry signed for $500 a month, including disability insurance ... MORE
This is a tale of two passes. Two very different kinds of passes, but connected to one another.
One is a media pass to a history-making event, the 1948 World Championship of Professional Basketball, which featured the New York Rens and Minneapolis Lakers in the Final. The other is an errant pass resulting in a turnover that may have changed history ... MORE
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