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Should Those Who Spoke Out Against Donald Sterling do the Same With Isiah Thomas?

Eric Marmon | Posted 05.19.2015 | Sports
Eric Marmon

Here we are, in 2015, and Isiah Thomas is running a WNBA franchise. It seems fair to wonder, as a national issue, are we essentially saying racism is intolerable, but sexism, not so much?

NBA Players Refuse Idea That Would Avoid Salary Cap Madness

AP | By BRIAN MAHONEY | Posted 05.11.2015 | Sports

This could be wild.

Start-Up Seeks to Aid Basketball Globalization

Nicolas B. Aziz | Posted 05.07.2015 | Small Business
Nicolas B. Aziz

The evidence is clear: the sport of basketball is quickly becoming more global and will soon decrease the seemingly large distance between itself and football (American dubbed "soccer") on the world's popularity scale.

His NBA Dream Lost, Isaiah Austin Winning in New Ways

Nancy Brown | Posted 05.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Austin's new dream is being a role model, not just to Marfan patients, but to people facing any type of adversity. He believes it's his calling, one with a longer, stronger reach than he'd have as an NBA player.

James Dolan Email Casts Adam Silver in New Light

Eric Marmon | Posted 04.13.2015 | Sports
Eric Marmon

To the surprise of no one, New York Knicks inheritor James L. Dolan proved himself a bully and a jerk this week when he sent an email to a lifelong Knicks fan calling him a miserable person and an "alcoholic maybe".

Is It Time To Change The NBA Playoffs?

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 02.06.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Long has the NBA playoff structure — in which the top eight teams from both the Western and Eastern conferences, respectively, make the postseason ...

Sport and Society for Arete - The Year

Richard Crepeau | Posted 03.02.2015 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

As years go, 2014 was an interesting one in the sports world. Some might characterize it as depressing while others may look back on it as exhilarating. Whatever the case may be we know that at some point in the future we will look back on the year 2014 with nostalgia.

Don't Bet on It: Sports Gambling in America

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 01.14.2015 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

There can be little question that sports gambling is a vice -- much like drinking and playing the lottery. However, we have passed the point of trying to decide whether gambling on sports provides some sort of benefit to society. It is ubiquitous.

NBA Commissioner Says League Will Review Domestic Violence Policies

AP | BRIAN MAHONEY | Posted 11.22.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Monday his league will "take a fresh look" at its domestic violence procedures in the wake of the ...

Rediscovering the NFL's True North

Peter Sims | Posted 11.13.2014 | Sports
Peter Sims

It's time for all of us all to act, and to demand much more from those in positions of leadership in the NFL. I also hope that President Obama and Members of Congress voice their views, not to score political blood-score points, but as human beings who are fathers and mothers, who want America to be a place where their daughters don't live in fear.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Defends Hawks Owner's Controversial Email

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 09.12.2014 | Black Voices

Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson drew a hailstorm of criticism this past weekend after announcing plans to sell his controlling interest of the t...

Hawks Owner To Sell Team After Revelation Of Racially Charged Email

AP | CHARLES ODUM | Posted 11.07.2014 | Sports

ATLANTA (AP) — Less than one month after the Clippers' sale ended Donald Sterling's ugly downfall, another NBA team is on the market following a rac...

Gilbert Arenas' Racist Comments Should Earn Him the Donald Sterling Treatment: A Permanent Ban From the NBA

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 10.14.2014 | Black Voices
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

Rev. Al Sharpton and I at a press conference in Detroit, Michigan (photo credit: Joe Jones) Gilbert Arenas, the relatively unknown basketball player ...

International Intrigue and the NBA

Terry Lyons | Posted 10.04.2014 | Sports
Terry Lyons

Indiana's Paul George had yet to be wheeled into the operating room, and the naysayers and sports pundits were speculating as to the response of the Pacers' Larry Bird and his fellow NBA front office cohorts.

NBA Sets a Moral Compass the NFL Can't Follow

Eric Marmon | Posted 09.29.2014 | Sports
Eric Marmon

Like Lebron James, the NBA appears dedicated to setting a proper example. Like Johnny Football, the NFL has continually skirted responsibility for its actions and realities.

NBA Commissioner: No Guarantee Sterling Out By Start Of Next Season

AP | JON KRAWCZYNSKI | Posted 07.16.2014 | Sports

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Eyebrow-raising testimony, abrupt changes of plans, courtroom delays. If there is one thing NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has learne...

The Moment Is NOW for Professional Sports to Ban LGBT Discrimination

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 08.18.2014 | Sports
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

Professional sports commissioners and team owners should follow President Obama's lead and ban LGBT discrimination on the field and in the locker room, in boardrooms and contracting, among fans and employees -- and they should do it now, in this national month of Gay Pride.

'Donald Is Suing Himself And He Knows That'

AP | BRIAN MAHONEY | Posted 08.08.2014 | Sports

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Donald Sterling hasn't quite given up the fight, but Adam Silver thinks the time is coming. "While I understand hi...

What if the NBA Had a Black Commissioner in 1981?

Dave Hollander | Posted 07.29.2014 | Sports
Dave Hollander

What if in 1981, when Sterling first bought into the league, the NBA commissioner had been African-American? Would a black NBA commissioner have specially sensed exactly who Sterling was? It could have happened.

Experts: NBA Likely To Win Sterling Legal Fight

AP | By CURT ANDERSON | Posted 07.15.2014 | Sports

A cadre of attorneys and a flurry of lawsuits could certainly slow down the NBA's plan to force Donald Sterling to sell the Los Angeles Clippers over ...

Why a Forced Sterling Sale Is Bad News for LA Basketball Fans, and What Kareem and the NBA Could Do About It!

Anthony Yannatta | Posted 07.14.2014 | Sports
Anthony Yannatta

The appropriate course of action is for Sterling and the NBA to reach a settlement whereby Sterling agrees to put the team in the hands of a to-be-formed public trust. And, yes, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar should be in charge.

A Tale of Two Leagues: Don't Run from the Story, Own It

Jim Goldman | Posted 07.13.2014 | Sports
Jim Goldman

In one corner, the NBA, still reeling from the abhorrent, ugly comments from one of its owners -- a controversy of the highest order. In another corner, the National Football League, and the draft of its first openly gay player.

NBA Commissioner Slams Donald Sterling Over Magic Attack

AP | Posted 07.12.2014 | Sports

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling repeatedly disparaged Magic Johnson's HIV-positive status in an interview that aired M...

Crisis Leadership: What Flight 370, the South Korean Ferry, and the Donald Sterling Incident Can Teach Us

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

In any emotionally-charged situation, the courage to do what's right is within all of us--we just need to be mindful enough to make the right decisions.

Adam Silver: Protector of American Values

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 07.05.2014 | Sports
Stuart Muszynski

That's precisely why racism holds on within America. In the privacy of our homes, clubs, and offices -- and in the tradeoff of philanthropy and what we perceive as the greater good -- we ignore our values, dismiss and rationalize them.