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.
Since returning to Cleveland, LeBron James has shifted some of the landscape of the NBA. While the move to the Cavaliers created another contender in the Eastern Conference, the move hasn't only made an impact on the court.
Rose is a humble kid, who often times brings up his Chicago roots as the catalyst for his success in the NBA. Nonetheless, the city of Chicago has a legitimate reason to question Rose's future and his leadership qualities.
The stats behind the Lakers abominable defense are shocking. Not only are the Lakers last in team defensive rating (120.5), the seven players with the worst individual defensive ratings in the league all belong to the Lakers!
The NBA season just got underway. LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers haven't gotten off to the best start. They lost to the Blazers the other night and Lebron James failed to score in the second half.
It's not that the Cleveland Cavaliers aren't going to score points. No, the Cavs are 1-2 right now not because they aren't scoring, but because one of the league's youngest teams is getting shredded at the defensive end.
Connecting and serving the community is part of our core values at the Los Angeles Lakers organization.
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.
Although they are on vastly different scales, there are certainly some distinct parallels between sports and military.
The NBA season is just about a week away, so this is an exciting time for all NBA fans to come up with their own hypotheses about what'll take place this season.
Your gender, religion, race or sexual orientation has no effect on your ability to lead conversations.
I had the good fortune to become the first African-born General Manager in American sports, a blessed example of someone given an opportunity. But as fortunate as I have been, I'd be a failure if I couldn't provide opportunities to the next generation.
Back in 2009, I traced the then-new First Lady's family tree back four or five generations on all branches, but of all the ancestors I uncovered, it was a great-great-great-grandmother named Melvina Shields McGruder who captured my attention.
We must encourage men to have a voice in this discussion because while the majority of domestic violence victims are women, every year in the U.S., about 3.2 million men are the victims of an assault by an intimate partner.
Institutionalized racism is so deeply embedded in the fabric of our everyday lives that it can rear its ugly head anywhere from an Economist book review that whitesplains slavery to the front offices of the Atlanta Hawks.
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.