Every year when we get to the NBA Finals, if the Heat is in the mix, I get caught up in the excitement most of my friends have been feeding on since the regular season started. I find myself hashtagging #goheat and trying to have intelligent conversations about how LeBron is not the next Jordan or Magic.
Kawhi Leonard has a huge task but it will be fun to see he can stop the best player in the world. No pressure.
I'm giving Hibbert the benefit of the doubt on the immature slur. He apologized and was fined and paid a pretty heavy cost. But, on the basketball and media criticism side of the equation, I'm sending up a flare.
The San Antonio Spurs are mostly a team of immigrants, playing for a city with many immigrants, and like the immigrant body itself -- seldom flashy, often underappreciated and often working under the radar -- the Spurs continue to persevere for their own sake whether America will have them or not.
With the NBA finals just around the corner, the lengthy basketball season is still on our minds. Scott and Nick -- also known as Bart Ma-jooski and B...
Anyone who's played a fair amount of basketball knows the thrill of the "hot hand." You hit two or three in a row and soon even the longest of long sh...
Seattle learned this past week that the NBA doesn't quite follow the rules of a market economy. For Seattle to get the Kings, the other 29 owners had to approve the deal. And when the dust settled, a majority of those owners thought an inferior bid to keep the team in Sacramento was preferred.
Below is my first round list, complete with team, fit & what they're most likely yearbook superlative would be. I apologize in advance.
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We make 70 important decisions per day and our 'lead organ' makes us who we are.
Stop with the whole, "Why is it OK to make fun of Tim Tebow for being a good Christian but we commend Jason Collins for being gay?" thing. When Tim Tebow can legally get fired in 29 states simply for being a Christian, then we'll talk.
On April 28, Collins was a respected journeyman backup center. On April 29, he found stardom in the hard and brave act of becoming a hero and role model for sexual minority youth. Lighting a path for others - few stars shine brighter than that.
Jackie Robinson knew that his behavior and his alone could determine for the league and for the country whether or not blacks and whites would ever be able to assemble together. He had to be unflappable.
Maybe all the outbursts are doing us a favor by allowing us to understand and address homophobia. But the outbursts can only be helpful if they are taken seriously and not dismissed or censored by the outrage police.
My friend and excellent mom Jess has a great analytical basketball mind. She wrote this guest post this morning. Pacers-Knicks Discuss - George or ...
The professional sports world has been waiting for a Jason Collins moment: a gay athlete currently playing in a major league who comes out publicly. What you may not know is that many had hoped that the moment would star an African-American male.