I wondered why pro athletes have not responded with the same outrage to the racial bias and negative stereotypes that have infected their sport.
However, while it's easy to lament to the failings of our sports fandoms in 2014, there's no denying that there was also a lot of good to come from the past year.
Black athletes know what needs to be done. All that is missing is the will to do it. Now is the time to dispel the stereotypes about black athletes.
Enjoy the swan song of Bryant. He has moments of greatness that evoke the dominating superstar he has been. But, get used to a Lakers team that is allowing the most points per game in the NBA and has trouble scoring.
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As long as sports are interesting to viewers, leagues turn a blind eye and players fail to hold their peers accountable. Ultimately, the responsibility to ostracize those who systematically abuse their positions as superstars and act above the law falls upon the fans.
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.