If legends such as Hakeem Olajuwon can become one of the world's best NBA Players, and Luol Deng an all-star, then imagine the potential that would exist if basketball was just as much a part of African culture as soccer is.
There are skeptics out there that think our struggles this season are a weird karmic repercussion after having four consecutive Finals appearances. That our injuries and adversities are in some ways what we oddly deserved. That is the biggest crock!
In sports, we all love the "old days." Especially the ones that are a part of our childhood. They are not only memories, but feelings. The feelings make the memory that much larger than life. Sports is one of the only places where that can happen.
SUPER BOWL - Une phrase revient sans cesse pour décrire le sport: "ce n'est pas une science exacte." Cette phrase a pris tout son sens dimanche dernier à l'occasion du Super Bowl. Les Seahawks étaient en position idéale pour gagner le match. Mais c'était sans compter sur l'incroyable décision de Pete Carroll.
Calling it inexplicable would be kind. Calling it the worst decision in Super Bowl history would about fit.
Last night, the Kings took advantage of the LeBron-less Cavaliers to rout them 103-84. Sacramento was at their best, getting off to an explosive start and never looked back. Their last two wins have been decided by 19 or more points.
This article employs original and borrowed statistics to paint a future picture in which others can draw upon to predict the longevity and future success of Miami Dolphins' head coach Joe Philbin.
For the Dolphins, Sunday was a chilling reminder of a talented and promising team's inability to finish down the stretch, by 1) losing their season-finale, 2) in front of its home crowd, 3) to another pitiful New York Jets team and 4) for the second December in a row.
I am not asking for anything next Christmas. Instead, I want you to give it all away. With the exception of Carmelo, everyone can go. After all it is the season of giving, right?
The Book of Basketball by Bill Simmons should be considered the bible for basketball fans everywhere, and its crown jewel is The Pyramid, Simmons's idea for a new basketball Hall of Fame and his ranking of the 96 best players in basketball history.
Atlanta handed New Orleans its fifth straight home loss with a 30-14 win in the Big Easy, which it has been for opposing road teams of late. The Falcons set up a winner takes all showdown with the Panthers next week and eliminated the Saints from playoff contention.
My work offers athletes easy-to-understand and practical tools, such as mental imagery, breathing, routines, and keywords, that can be incorporated readily into every part of your overall training program.
I wondered why pro athletes have not responded with the same outrage to the racial bias and negative stereotypes that have infected their sport.
The Redskins led the Giants 10-7 at the half and were 52 percent likely to win. Had Griffin's touchdown stood, Washington leading 17-7 at the half, the Redskins' expected win probability increases to 70 percent.
It's the media that makes the fuss, not the Royals themselves. So I hope the world will give them a break. They're not lauding it over anybody, nor would you ever hear a Cambridge say, as some celebrities have been known to, "Do you know who I am?" And if their loveliness is due to being "boring", really? Then give me some more "boring" to counter our high-drama, high-octane lives.
After the game James was asked his reason for wearing the "I Can't Breathe" T-shirt, and he responded, "It was a message to the family. That I'm sorry for their loss, sorry to his wife. That's what it's about." It appears that James was more interested in playing it safe, unwilling to ruffle the feathers of his corporate sponsors and brands.