This year will be described by NBA Historians (Is that an actual job? Because I want it.) as "the year all hell broke loose."
While it is true that we can never compare the on-the-field accomplishments between athletes from one era to another, we can - and must - measure the impact that elite athletes carry over into other aspects of their lives.
While any sports shoe and apparel manufacturer can sign star athletes, Under Armour and Nike's other rivals have yet to master its use of the news media for promotional leverage. Nike pioneered this strategy during the 1984 Olympics.
Woo-woo or not, compassion is needed today more than ever, and perhaps mindfulness can help bring us there. Through Mumford's book, we can all learn to be Mindful Athletes in our day-to-day lives.
During Game 2 of the playoff series between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls, the Cavaliers ran an ad depicting a man slamming his girlfriend to the ground when he saw she was wearing a Bulls T-shirt.
If legends such as Hakeem Olajuwon can become one of the world's best NBA Players, and Luol Deng an all-star, then imagine the potential that would exist if basketball was just as much a part of African culture as soccer is.
Since retiring from the NBA, John Salley has only gotten betta. He's just launched target BettaLifechallenge, an inspiring, energizing jumpstart into ...
Challenging the all-time NBA record for losses in a single season isn't the kind of history that teams generally strive to make. However, reaching for the bottom also eliminates the risk of stagnating in basketball purgatory, i.e., reaching the playoffs as a low seed only to be bounced in the first round. The 0-11 Philadelphia 76ers have played so ineptly as a team that we are left to wonder whether if the team isn't tanking on purpose.
No one in the media has really touched on this point, but I think it's obviously apparent that Rose has to change his style of play if he wants to stay 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.
First, he's coming into a much better situation in terms of what team he was drafted to, compared to Morrison joining the expansion Bobcats and becoming the most leaned-on player right away with the highest expectations.
The nation has largely decided to paint Carmelo Anthony, an easy target already, as a villain because we've been unable to paint LeBron James as one.
Yea they call us the Second City -- but make no mistake, we're number one.
For the better part of the last decade, the Washington Wizards have been a walking NBA representation of Murphy's Law. But the team has finally made a jump to become an Eastern Conference contender.
With the Pacers in rapid decline and the Heat sliding not far behind, anything seems possible. Check that: almost anything (sorry, Charlotte). With hopes of early upsets, here are my picks for the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.
Lottery picks -- fair or unfair -- are not given the same time to develop that other guys are. They are supposed to contribute right away, and when they don't, are fast labeled as busts and underachievers. Just look at Anthony Bennett, the top pick in last June's draft, or Fredette's teammate in Sacramento, Thomas Robinson, the fifth pick in 2012. To say that about Jimmer however, would be unfair.