Author: Sagar Biswas

Sagar is a Digital Intern at UnmutedCo. He graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor's degree in Trumpet Performance and Economics. Sagar writes for Black News Alerts and the BNA Daily Podcast. He also produces the BossFM Morning Show.

LaVar Ball once vowed that all three of his sons would play in the NBA. It’s finally happening. What We Know: LiAngelo Ball has signed a one-year contract with the Detroit Pistons, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. The deal is non-guaranteed, so LiAngelo will have to earn his roster spot and could be cut from the team at any time, but the famous Ball family has finally gotten all three brothers into the league. The Ball brothers gained notoriety on Instagram when they were in high school. They also gained fame because of their father LaVar, who became…

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The Houston Rockets and Washington Wizards have agreed to a blockbuster deal centered around Russell Westbrook and John Wall. What We Know: The Wizards are sending Wall and a lottery-protected 2023 first-round draft pick to the Rockets for Westbrook. Both stars have expressed a desire to move on from their teams and rumors of this trade surfaced weeks ago. The draft pick involved in the trade is lottery-protected for the Wizards, meaning that the Wizards keep the pick in 2023 if it lands in the top 14. If the pick does not convey in 2023, it will move on to…

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LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to a two-year, $85 million contract extension, according to his agent Rich Paul of Klutch Sports Group. What We Know: James originally signed a four-year $154 million contract with the Lakers in the summer of 2018. This upcoming 2020-2021 season would have been the last guaranteed year of that deal, with the fourth year being a player option. This extension will take him through the 2022-2023 season. James is set to earn $39 million on the court this season. Six players will be earning over $40 million this season, including Steph…

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The NBA has released its national TV schedule for the first three days of the season. Fans will get to see the league’s marquee stars, rivalries, rematches, and rising stars. What We Know: Opening night will kick off on Tuesday, December 22, with a double-header. The Golden State Warriors will play the Brooklyn Nets, and the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers will play the Los Angeles Clippers. The Warriors-Nets game will be the league’s first look at Brooklyn’s dynamic duo of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. Both stars signed with the team in 2019, but Durant missed the whole season…

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Oscar-nominated actor Elliot Page has announced he is transgender. What We Know: Elliot, formerly known as Ellen Page, released a statement on his social media. Page uses he/him and they/them pronouns and identifies as transgender and non-binary. In the statement, he expressed the joy, excitement, and fear that came with making this announcement. Page rose to prominence in the 2005 thriller Hard Candy. He received universal praise for his starring role in the 2007 indie Juno, for which he earned an Academy Award nomination. Page has also appeared in the X-Men series, Inception, and The Umbrella Academy. Page became one…

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The Boston Celtics will be without their All-Star point guard for the first weeks of the 2020-2021 season. What We Know: Walker consulted with several specialists in October about a lingering knee injury. It was decided that he would take a stem cell injection to the knee and be put on a 12-week strengthening program that would take him into January. Per the Celtics’ injury report, Walker will be out at least through the first week of January and he will be re-evaluated at that time. The team expects him to be back to on-court activities soon and will provide…

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The New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints have been ordered to pay major fines for Covid-19 protocol violations. What We Know: The NFL fined the Saints $500,000 after the team posted a video on social media showing unmasked players celebrating their Week 9 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In addition to the fine, the NFL is also taking away a seventh-round draft pick for the violation. The steep fine and loss of draft pick stemmed from the Saints having multiple Covid-19 violations and warnings. The team was fined $350,000 back in September after head coach Sean Payton was…

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Under Armour is launching an offshoot brand for their biggest star athlete: Stephen Curry. What We Know: Under Armour announced the launch of Curry Brand on Monday. Steph Curry and Under Armour have a longstanding relationship and he is their most visible and popular athlete. The new line will feature athletic apparel for a number of sports, mainly basketball and golf. Curry Brand’s first basketball sneakers will be available starting December 11. Curry has said that playing multiple sports growing up was a big part of his development. “I always played other sports, got exposed to a lot of different…

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This week’s Monday Night Football matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers featured the first all-Black officiating crew in NFL history. What We Know: The crew was made up of head referee Jerome Boger, umpire Barry Anderson, down judge Julian Mapp, line judge Carl Johnson, field judge Dale Shaw, side judge Anthony Jeffries, and back judge Greg Steed. Steed is currently officiating his 18th season in the NFL. NFL executive VP of football operations Troy Vincent said that it was imperative for the league to bring these officials together to send a message. “This historic Week 11…

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The Trump administration is ready to begin the formal transition of power to President-elect Joe Biden. What We Know: Emily Murphy sent a letter to the Biden team informing them that he has been ascertained as the winner of the 2020 presidential election by the General Services Administration. This will give the Biden transition team access to the necessary federal agencies and funding. Although President Trump has not formally conceded the election to President-elect Biden, the GSA ascertainment is the first step in the peaceful transition of power. Trump tweeted some mixed messages over the past couple of days, recommending…

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