When the Atlanta Hawks drafted Adreian Payne with the 15th overall pick, they helped the 23-year-old forward realize a life-long dream. I spoke with Payne earlier this summer, days before he headed out to Las Vegas to participate in his first NBA Summer League.
Collins stated he thought about coming out during the lockout in 2011 when he had time on his hands and after seeing an "It Gets Better Video" his trainer did.
Rev. Al Sharpton and I at a press conference in Detroit, Michigan (photo credit: Joe Jones) Gilbert Arenas, the relatively unknown basketball player ...
It's one of the biggest debates in sports: should college athletes be paid? Everyone from sports fans and media personalities to the players and general public seem to have an opinion.
On June 28, 2007, Greg Oden rose from his seat, gave his mom a kiss, shook hands with those around him, and made his way up to meet NBA Commissioner David Stern, who just announced that he was the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft.
Where would a gifted athlete rather be at 18 years of age? Toiling away in some small town on an unknown rookie league team in baseball, or playing to a national TV crowd and sold out stadiums on a Division I powerhouse?
How does the Cavs' ascension affect the rest of the league?
On Saturday, Mitch Richmond will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the highest individual honor a basketball player can achieve.
A compelling spectacle, sports promotes the cherished American ideal of intense competition on a level playing field where race nor gender matter.
Somebody PLEASE nominate San Antonio Spurs Gregg Popovich for governor of Texas.
Indiana's Paul George had yet to be wheeled into the operating room, and the naysayers and sports pundits were speculating as to the response of the Pacers' Larry Bird and his fellow NBA front office cohorts.
We've heard about the most spectacular falls -- such as Mike Tyson and Kareem Abdul Jabbar -- but, unfortunately, this sad outcome is far from rare.
After reviewing the footage and analyzing a series of bad plays since Janay Rice's attack, it's clear that the victims of domestic violence whose attackers play for professional sports associations are in desperate need of a strong defensive lineup.
LeBron James is back in Cleveland. Carmelo Anthony has returned to New York. Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker have finally made it to the NBA. After such an exciting, entertaining and simply ridiculous summer, we are now inching toward the regular season.
Like Lebron James, the NBA appears dedicated to setting a proper example. Like Johnny Football, the NFL has continually skirted responsibility for its actions and realities.
In many ways LeBron is an embodiment of the next generation of Cleveland and the Rust Belt. His return epitomizes possibility. The beauty of cities and societies is that they are constantly evolving.