As a professional athlete my father experiences the ultimate paradox almost on a daily basis. When he is seen in the context of sports, he is a hero. When the wrong people see him as simply a black man in America, he is a suspect.
Basically, we've missed out on a chance to preview what Metta World Peace's early retirement will be like. We'll just have to settle for his antics in Madison Square Garden and the NYC night life. Hopefully that will be as entertaining as Chris Paul on the Lakers could have been.
There are all sorts of TV shows and literature about interventions -- how you convince a loved one that their behavior is damaging not just themselves but everyone around them. But how do you perform an intervention for an entire society?
The formalities were already covered by a series of phone calls between Boston Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge and Brad Stevens. It was time to sit down and finalize a deal to make Stevens the 17th head coach to walk the sidelines for the storied franchise.
As this offseason has shown, roster management is a lesson in contrasting styles. The one thing everyone seems to agree on, is they don't want Nate Robinson.
A decision has finally been made. After weeks and weeks of meetings and speculations Dwight Howard has finally decided on a team. He has decided to become a Houston Rocket.
Howard, who was drafted in 2004 to the Orlando Magic right out of high school, has been no stranger to controversy over the last two years.
I'm not saying Garnett is an irrational monster prone to doing things from a place of incessant rage. But he did make his teammate cry.
An NBA team can't win with Iguodala, a third-option on offense, making more than $10-12 million tops. It's simply not possible. The numbers just don't add up.
Far too many college basketball players, especially players of color, leave college without an NBA contract and without another crucial ingredient for success: a college degree.
I recently had the privilege to speak with Fred Kirsch, the Publisher & Vice President of Content at Kraft Sports Productions, which includes the New ...
By Michael Beckel June 19, 20...
Heading into Game 7, we are faced with a litany of questions -- namely centered around why Popovich subbed out Tim Duncan and Tony Parker late in Game 6; how in the world the league's most consistent team and well-run organization choked away a surefire win; and whether or not either one of these teams has anything left in the tank. Maybe, though, the question we should be asking is what will Dwyane Wade provide for the Heat, because lightning won't strike the same place twice.
Lebron, shining star of the playoffs, lover of Morton's Steakhouse on Brickell, is hustling to earn his second consecutive championship ring. As inspiration, he can be found downing a whole order of rings, of the onion variety.
It's fair to say that Kawhi Leonard is in the running for Finals MVP should the Spurs win this series. Or at least he should be. He's done what many-a-coach have considered to be the impossible in controlling LeBron James.
In Oklahoma, the median income ranks 41st yet, our people form the nation's 11th most generous state. Here, people give out of their need.