My Tribute to Kobe Bryant: The Man Who Played Basketball

He had an insane drive, an indestructible body, and an oversized ego — but he was perhaps the most human of any player in the game.

Say What?: This Week’s Mixed Bag of Sports Quotage

It was a mixed bag in the world of sports quotage this week as Say What? takes a look at the very best. May 14-20, 2015.

Glory Days: The Wacky Sensibilities of Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant is in the twilight of his career. Like all of us, the older he gets, the better he was.

The Sports Revolution Is Being Televised: Modern Athletes and Social and Political Activism

Wai Sallas takes a historical look at athletes as activists, with today’s NBA and NFL stars taking a big step forward in the progress for what’s right and equal.

The Alpha Male In Sports, A Dying Breed?

Deep in the heart of the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles, the last of a dying breed fights the winless battle. Does Black Mamba’s last gasp mirror the changing conception of man in our society?

Checking Athletes’ Privilege

Mike Kasdan takes a hard look at the roots of the privilege we confer on star athletes, and its devastating effect on society.

Culture Clash

Mikhaile Savary argues that Jurgen Kilnsmann, the man charged with changing the culture of American soccer, must understand that he cannot change the culture of Americans.

Donald Sterling, Give Me a Hug!

No one denies that what Donald Sterling said is wrong, but Oluwatosin Awofeso argues that returning hate with hate won’t actually solve anything.

One Mile at a Time: Connor and Cayden Long

These true champions redefine brotherhood.

Kobe Bryant Needs To Have Every Seat At The Staples Center After Speaking About Miami’s Trayvon Martin Protest

Is it time for Kobe Bryant to just keep his opinions to himself?

Does Everybody Really Love Raymond?

Patrick Broadwater wonders, amid the adulation being heaped on Ray Lewis as he retires, if it’s right to forget what he might have done off the field.

Kobe’s Sin Is Ours: Sports and Homophobic Language

Kobe Bryant’s use of an anti-gay slur wasn’t an isolated incident; it’s still all too common in our society today.

Kobe Claus is Coming to Town

Yeah, maybe Sandy Koufax didn’t pitch on Yom Kippur, but everyone works holidays now. Why shouldn’t the NBA?

Peyton Is Number 1 – At Least on the Internet

Sure it makes sense that Peyton tops the list. My question is, how did Lamar Odom make it?

Why You Are Wrong to Hate Lebron

Critics say he’s not tough enough. Clevelanders hate him because he left. They’re wrong.

How the Rules of Racism Are Different For Asian Americans

Matthew Salesses reflects upon the moment he realized he was not white, and explores the ways in which racism against Asians Americans is nearly invisible in our culture.