I actually admire James' decision to stay quiet on a situation that he has little knowledge on, rather than giving an uninformed opinion. In my opinion, James demonstrated exactly why we should not expect athletes to be voices when it comes to serious social issues.
With the help of the documentary, Schooled: The Price of College Sports, along with athletes like Richard Sherman and Michael Bennett speaking out on the topic, there is a lot of attention on the expectations of student-athletes and their performance on the field and in school.
Sherman's comments evoke very broad misconceptions about the Black Lives Matter movement. They place burdens on an monolithic Black community for respectability and self-agency in country that does not live up to the creed "All Lives Matter".
Diamonds are Minnie's best friend too, and she proved it as Disneyland Resort kicked off its 60th anniversary in style. Just in time for the start of summer, the two Disneyland Resort theme parks debuted three new shows, an all-new nighttime parade, fireworks show, and World of Color water and light spectacular.
After five years on the baseball beat Alison Gordon returned to real life and turned to fiction. She wrote murder mysteries set in the world of baseball and enjoyed considerable success. Sportsworld is now replete with women in all capacities and for that we owe a debt to Alison Gordon.
The systematic iteration of the word "thug" in reference to black bodies is problematic because it perpetuates white supremacist ideologies about black people, namely that we are pathological, violent and lawless.
He doesn't have to tell you he is a Christian for you to know that there is something higher driving every single thing he does, on the field and off. In a time where Christianity has little or nothing to do with Christ, Russell Wilson is a shining example of what walking like Jesus actually looks like.
I live in Seattle. And it's hard to live here and not feel "it." Mind you, I'm stubborn as hell, I held out a long time, but... they wore me down. And by "they," I mean Pete Carroll.
Collectively, we love to make snap judgments about people based on what they say (see Sherman) or what they don't say (see Lynch). The media have made caricatures out of these two guys the last couple of years based solely on how much they talk or don't talk.
When it came to proving his "Disney geek" street cred last January, Adam Sanderson -- Head of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club -- had just the secret weapon in mind.
"Do I think I'll be gone after this season?" Lynch told NFL.com on Sunday. "I don't know, man. The Seahawks, their front office gets in the media; they talk a lot. I don't talk too much. I just play the game."
Every NFL offseason, video game fans from around the United States and beyond await the next installment of EA Sports' Madden NFL video game. However, the "Madden Curse" is a phenomenon that has been risen over the past half-decade.
The name of Washington, D.C.'s football team is a racial slur, a racist epithet. The U.S. trademark office agrees; so does the dictionary. But more importantly, Native American people feel it. How important is that to the rest of us? That is the moral question for all of us: Are we going to show respect for our nation's original citizens?
In an interview with Time magazine, NFL cornerback Richard Sherman took a stand and became the first current pro football player to openly criticize the NFL for refusing to change the name of the Washington football team.
Think Seattle and you think: Seahawks. Space Needle. Microsoft. Crummy weather. Not so fast. The Pacific Northwest's Emerald City actually has a ton of sparkle.
This is bigger than DeSean Jackson or the NFL. In a nation where black youth are routinely stopped and frisked because they "fit a profile," what happens to DeSean Jackson matters.