Muhammad Ali and the Power of Sacrifice

The man who will forever be known as “The Greatest” taught us the power, not just of sacrifice and forgiveness, but of revealing your own vulnerability.

How Basketball can Make Your Life Worth Living

Too often we think of sports as the be-all, end-all to existence. In the end, the cliché “winning isn’t everything” may be truer than we realize.

The Missouri Effect: Finishing What Kareem and Others Have Started

Darron Smith, on solidarity and athlete activism.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: On Greatness

“You can’t win unless you learn how to lose.”  – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ♦◊♦ The Good Men Project’s On Greatness brings you the most inspiring quotes and related imagery from the world of sports. Join us! If you have a favorite sports quote, please send us your submission via email to anyone on the GMP sports team: Mike at […]

Call for Submissions: Renaissance Athletes

The Good Men Project’s Sports Editors are looking for your stories about athletes who are more than athletes.

First Love: Athletes With Glasses

Liam Day was a young boy when he first started wearing glasses. The athletes he fell in love with were the ones who wore glasses too.

Hulk Angry, Fish No Bite

Will crowds turn out for steroid-free ice fishing?

Jerry Buss Just Wanted to Win

Jerry Buss died at the age of 80. Liam Day says that his legacy is simple. It’s about winning.

Thank You, Kareem

Liam Day remembers why he admired Kareem Abdul-Jabbar so much when he was growing up.

You Dance and Shake the Hurt

Yago Colas reflects on race and basketball, as they were lived and played, body and soul, in 1970’s America.

Culture: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Named Global Cultural Ambassador by State Department [@kaj33]

The former NBA champion is bringing his sky hook and US cultural education to the planet at large.

Games: NBA 2K12 Brings Legends To Your Game

From Jordan to Bill Russell, some of the game’s greatests come to the game in your home.

Between Jesus and Wilt Chamberlain (Part Two)

Yago Colás witnesses a basketball Clash of the Titans and reflects on what Wilt Chamberlain and his dad have in common.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Wants to Know Why There’s No Statue of Him in L.A.

Some men will never be satisfied so long as they know someone else has something they want—and moreover, something they feel they deserve.