Abdul-Jabbar, Ali, Olajuwon -- they helped thousands of Muslims find a way to practice Islam in America, feeling rooted, authentic and welcome.
Instead of dishing dimes he is promoting ... dollars? Two dollar bills to be exact.
I will be rooting for the Celtics in the NBA finals, but should Kobe match the feat of Magic's game-winning hook shot from Game 5 of the 1987 series, there will no heartbreak.
Commissioner Bud Selig, despite the "imperfect game," doesn't sense a movement to increase instant replay in baseball.
Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig will not reverse the blown umpire's call in the "Imperfect game."
Here is the basic story that professional leagues have told: the outcome of sporting events must be uncertain. It certainly seems plausible. The NBA, though, seems to defy the story.
All the history and rivalries come back to the main stage on Thursday night when the Celtics and Lakers tip off to begin their 12th NBA Finals head-to-head meeting.
The NBA would be wise to let the best team win and prove me wrong. But really, I think the head office, as chief architect of series' outcome, will let the refs do the dirty work of letting the almighty dollar call the winner of this series.
Data and statistics are incredibly useful in predicting the future, yet in areas like sports where the relevant data can be limited it is important to be flexible in your reasoning process. That flexibility is what helped me win the Smackdown this year.
As I sat last night, riveted to game five of the Suns/Lakers series, I could not get the idea out of my head that this Lakers team may be the most utterly unlikeable team that I've ever seen.
Although speculation about Jackson's next assignment has duly mentioned his relationship of more than 10 years with the team's Executive Vice President, Jeanie Buss I don't know if enough importance is placed on that part of his life.
The Meadowlands will host the 2014 Super Bowl. Mayor Bloomberg, apparently overcome with giddiness, predicted the Giants will play the Jets. The tooth fairy will handle the opening toss.
A new lawn mower speed record was set yesterday in Wales, by a guy named Don Wales (yup, Wales did it in Wales), surpassing 87mph. It was set on a sand course, not some dude's front yard.
The NBA draft lottery is tonight. The team with the worst record, the New Jersey Nets, has a 25% chance of winning.
Los Angeles is standing as one against Arizona's spastic extremism. Everyone in Los Angeles, that is, except for iconic Los Angeles Lakers basketball coach Phil Jackson.
Sports fans are a loutish bunch. However, the treatment of Derek Fisher this past week by the Utah fans was beyond deplorable.