As you watch the NBA playoffs this spring, impress your friends with this fact: the idea for those Nikes worn by LeBron James and Kevin Durant was actually born in the rainforests of the northeast Amazon.
Being without their starting center the Golden State Warriors assumed they had to do more both offensively and defensively to start the second half of the season off right.
Today, professional leagues from the United States to Bulgaria to Taiwan all agree: It's kind of a winter sport. But I've been watching the Winter Olympics for two weeks and still haven't seen any basketball. So what gives?
Sam's coming out will be the true litmus test of whether the NFL is indeed open and accepting of gay players. Should no team sign him, the NFL is sending the message that no time is the right time to be out in this sport.
There is no doubt that Melo is the Knicks best player, and I have been a huge proponent of his throughout his reign in the Big Apple. Yet, this is not a time for me and other Knicks fans to be sentimental... It's time to say goodbye.
Frye recalled the moments leading up to one of the most difficult times in his NBA playing career. Soon enough, he would realize that the looks of the doctors and professionals around him were serious.
No matter how you feel about advanced statistics, the sports world is shifting more and more towards them, and this week we'll use them to break down the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year race.
Their boss, a guy named Ted Shaker, saw the same thing Stern saw in the discarded gem the NBA property had become. The game needed a little polish, a fresh coat of paint or luster and it needed someone to give it a chance.
Imagine if the Knicks were a boat. They'd be an expensive mega-yacht no doubt, but certainly a vessel anything other than shipshape.
What many don't realize is that fantasy basketball is growing significantly in popularity and can actually be even more fun than fantasy football.
Sacramento was honored to be the first NBA team to host the commissioner and gave their fans something to cheer about after they defeated the Toronto Raptors 109-101.
Don't get me wrong. It's funny here and there. Funny as in this situation is so absurd/awkward it's funny. Funny as in biting humor with razor sharp teeth laced with tabasco sauce. And I love tabasco sauce.
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Despite what Charles Barkley might have said once upon a time, athletes are absolutely role models. It's not a job offer to be declined as one would decline an invitation to a party. There is no RSVP required and attendance is mandatory.
Of course there are the stories that revealed the brutal and often ugly nature of the games and their athletes. These are the stories that can stay in 2013 and hopefully never come back. But let's start with The Good.
If the criteria for retiring a jersey include an introspective imperfection, selfless sacrifice for the betterment of the team and contributions to elevating the organization then Mandela certainly embodied these traits on a very global scale.