Congratulations to 7-time all-star Alonzo Mourning, legendary Arkansas coach Nolan Richardson, and eight others who were selected as a 2014 inductee to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. With Mourning and Richardson headlining the Naismith, it is not enough to honor their achievements on the court, as their community service and activism off the court is an inseparable part [...]
Kobe Bryant has made news this week for his super safe stance when asked about Trayvon Martin. Beyond Kobe, it’s a good a time to recall that there were at least 25 current and former athletes and coaches who stood up and spoke out after Trayvon Martin was killed and called for [...]
March 8, 1971.
The anniversary passed quietly, but after 43 years, we now know the date was no coincidence. “The Fight of The Century” between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier aided and abetted what might as well be “The Burglary of the Century” in Media, Pennsylvania. Before whistle-blower Eric Snowden exposed the mass surveillance [...]
The following baby picture is making its way around the web, mostly with author’s best guesses at which swimsuit model has caught this little guy’s attention. Okay, take your pick and let’s move on fellas. A better question is how might this little boy’s mind be impacted 20 years from now after a steady [...]
March 8, 1971.
After 42 years, we now know the date was no coincidence. “The Fight of The Century” between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier aided and abetted what might as well be “The Burglary of the Century” in Media, Pennsylvania. Before whistle-blower Eric Snowden exposed the mass surveillance powers of the National Security [...]
The Richie Incognito – Jonathan Martin saga has ignited national discussion on bullying, The N-Word, and what it means to be a “real man”. For some Miami Dolphin teammates of all races, Incognito’s racist taunts were less offensive than Martin not settling matters with his [...]
In less than two years, model Kate Upton has made the Sports Illustrated cover as many times as has Serena Williams entire brilliant career. While there have been changes in SI leadership since 2012, women’s nine new rules to land a cover have remained the same, and this “Beyond Bikinis”
If you forgot about the other big alleged murder story, it is not your fault.
News comes in this week that Oscar Pistorius will be indicted for the death of Reeva Steenkamp, but ESPN viewers may have missed it. The AP generated story was only a few sentences. There were no attached [...]
Every player on Game Elite’s 17U squad from Atlanta were wearing “I AM TRAYVON” T-shirts during warm-ups, didn’t remove them until tip-off, and wore the shirts before and after games for the duration of their stay in the prestigious Fab 48 Las Vegas tournament. CBS Sports reports:
“We all wanted to wear [...]
Mike Ilitch is the owner of Little Caesars Pizza, The Detroit Tigers, and The Detroit Red Wings. His estimated net household worth is 2.7 billion, but he apparently can not afford to pay for a new $650 million hockey arena. The City of Detroit had just filed for bankruptcy, and thousands of current and former workers [...]
POPSspot issued its first story on Trayvon Martin the day after the story broke nationally on March 9, 2012. It was considered a sports story as Trayvon was killed at half-time during the NBA All-Star Game in nearby Orlando, a symbolic contrast of young black life that did not go unnoticed by Jasiri X [...]
The George Zimmerman Trial concluded today, and only a few minutes after the jury went into deliberation, the Sanford Police Department held a press conference to essentially warn the “Florida community” not to riot after the verdict announcement. Shortly thereafter, CNN anchor Don Lemon took exception to the press conference while wondering why there wasn’t [...]
Happy Fathers Day! In his book Fatherhood: Rising to The Ultimate Challenge, former NBA player Etan Thomas writes the book he “wish [he] had as a young boy.” Thomas says:
“Because I wanted the book to be as broad and inspirational and educational as possible, I called upon a wide range of men to [...]
Earlier today in a Sports Illustrated expose, the NBA’s Jason Collins announced that he was gay, and the tremendous support from other professional players has seemed to outweigh the condemnation so far (again — so far). Within a few hours, over 40 players tweeted their support for [...]
Part IV of Bernard King: The NBA’s Invisible Genius
”I don’t understand how Bernard does it. He’s in heavy traffic – guys all over banging him and waving their arms – and he gets the shot off, not just any shot, but the shot he wants, and he cans it. Time after time.” –
GET WELL JIM KELLY!
You Throw Like A Girl
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