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Chris Paul: Becoming a Mentor Like the Ones Who Helped Me Succeed

Chris Paul | Posted 12.23.2014 | Impact
Chris Paul

When I have an opportunity to mentor someone, I find the most important thing is to listen to them when they tell you about themselves. That will always give you an idea of what type of support they need.

Side by Side With Military

Monty Williams | Posted 12.22.2014 | Impact
Monty Williams

Although they are on vastly different scales, there are certainly some distinct parallels between sports and military.

Common Ground and Conversation

Jason Collins | Posted 12.21.2014 | Impact
Jason Collins

Your gender, religion, race or sexual orientation has no effect on your ability to lead conversations.

The Way the Ball Bounces

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 11.19.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Now is the first time that a woman has been named a coach in the National Basketball Association. This column addresses some significant women's accomplishments in sports that involve a ball: tennis, soccer, football, basketball and golf.

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 ...

The 'I' in Team

Frank Islam | Posted 08.16.2014 | Sports
Frank Islam

You can win a championship but still not be a great team. You can have many great players and not win a championship. That's because the whole is less than the sum of its parts.

Knicks Name New Coach

AP | BRIAN MAHONEY | Posted 08.10.2014 | Sports

Derek Fisher was never the best player, certainly not the tallest or quickest. But whether on the court with Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal, or acr...

Report: Flip Goes From Front Office To T-Wolves Head Coach

AP | JON KRAWCZYNSKI | Posted 08.05.2014 | Sports

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves' best days came with Flip Saunders on the sideline. Now that the organization is shrouded in uncertai...

WATCH: Lance Stephenson Gets Taste Of His Own Medicine

The Huffington Post | Arman Walia | Posted 06.02.2014 | Sports

The Internet wasn't the only place to have fun with Lance Stephenson blowing into LeBron James' ear in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The In...

WATCH: Gregg Popovich Couldn't Take Reporter's Question Seriously

Awful Announcing | Posted 05.30.2014 | Sports

By Matt Yoder, Awful Announcing Good news! We found the guy who congratulated Nicolas Mahut after losing his first round match at the French Open!...

Paul George: 'They Won This Game At The Free-Throw Line'

AP | TIM REYNOLDS | Posted 05.27.2014 | Sports

MIAMI (AP) — The stat sheet from Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals told quite a story. It said Miami never trailed, that Indiana's All-Star ce...

WATCH: Heat Coach's Press Conference Was Very, Very Brief

The Huffington Post | Arman Walia | Posted 05.15.2014 | Sports

Before the Miami Heat beat the Brooklyn Nets to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra sat down to do his normal pregame ...

Donald Sterling Doesn't Think Racism Is A Problem In America

Posted 05.14.2014 | Sports

Donald Sterling strikes out again. In the second part of an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, Sterling made more statements that further compli...

WATCH: Shaq Pranks Barkley On 'Inside The NBA'

Awful Announcing | Posted 05.12.2014 | Sports

By Ken Fang, Awful Announcing Oh, that tricky Shaquille O’Neal. He’s up to no good again. During Sunday’s edition of Inside the NBA, Shaq had...

Donald Sterling To Anderson Cooper: 'I Made A Terrible Mistake. I'm Here To Apologize'

The Huffington Post | Adam Goldberg | Posted 05.13.2014 | Sports

"I'm a good member who made a mistake and I'm apologizing and I'm asking for forgiveness," stated Donald Sterling in an interview with Anderson Cooper...

Does Religion Have A Place In The NBA?

USA Today | Sam Amick | Posted 05.06.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Long before head coach Doc Rivers found himself defending his Los Angeles Clippers players who were the unwelcome participants in team owner Don...

African-American Ownership for the Clippers Can Help Expunge the NBA's Sterling Embarrassment

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 07.02.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

An African-American owner, or ownership group, of a team in the nation's second major media and sports market in the nation will be tantamount to an economic emancipation for black sports ownership.

NBA Rejects Racism, MLB And NFL Continue Their Silence

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Washington Redskins and Chief Wahoo are not something said in private. They are as public as it gets. Millions of dollars are made each year by the sale of merchandise with these names and logos prominently appearing. Yet the leagues do nothing.

Building a Successful Brand

Nova Lorraine | Posted 06.23.2014 | Business
Nova Lorraine

Elton is on top of his game and proves that you really can have it all, on and off the court. Read along and find out what it takes to reach entrepreneurial success and achieve all around greatness.

WATCH: The Best NBA Videobombs Of The 2013-14 Season

The Huffington Post | Arman Walia | Posted 04.23.2014 | Sports

The NBA did everyone a favor and put together a compilation of the best videobombs of the 2013-14 NBA season. Who had the best one? ...

WATCH: Rajon Rondo May Have Committed The Worst Flop Of The Season

The Huffington Post | Arman Walia | Posted 04.10.2014 | Sports

The refs did not fall for Rajon Rondo's epic flop on Wednesday night at the Philips Arena. As Atlanta Hawks point guard Jeff Teague drove by Rondo, th...

HIGHLIGHTS: Anthony Davis Puts On A Show

AP | Posted 05.17.2014 | Sports

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis is getting even better while the New Orleans Pelicans close out another difficult season. Davis set ...

WATCH: Crossover Sends T-Wolves Player To The Ground

Posted 03.04.2014 | Sports

Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson broke Corey Brewer's ankles on Monday night with a phenomenal crossover that sent him falling down. ...

LOOK: Chris Bosh Wore Lebron's Mask And It Was Frightening

Posted 02.28.2014 | Sports

Chris Bosh tried on Lebron James' black mask after Miami's blowout win over New York on Thursday night and it was frightening. ...

WATCH: Ricky Rubio Makes Unreal Circus Shot

Posted 02.26.2014 | Sports

With his back to the basket, Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio managed to draw a foul and somehow make a no-look, one-handed shot against the Suns ...