A Letter To Derrick Rose That’s Really About Eric Garner

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Bradford Philen is angry about racism and white privilege; but he doesn’t want to rant. He wants to listen and be smart and recover. He urges athletes like Derrick Rose to keep pushing the dialogue.

From the Frontlines…of Sports: A Childhood Memory of an NBA Game

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Wai Sallas, on his memories of Magic Johnson and Manute Bol

Has Unwillingness To Play Through Injuries Taken The Bloom Off Derrick Rose?

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Chicago Bulls star, Derrick Rose, is back, but for how long? His comments and actions hint at bigger issues. – Chicago Bulls’ point guard Derrick Rose was on the court Monday night for the first time in five games. He played 25 minutes against the Utah Jazz, scoring 18 points and dishing out five assists to […]

Always Bet On . . . Silver?

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Michael Stilley takes a look at Commissioner Silver’s proposal to legalize sports gambling.

Jason Collins, The NBA’s First Openly Gay Player, Announces Retirement and Shares Story In “I’m Out”

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“In the end, the people who genuinely love you will always love you and support you, no matter what. It’s the secret I wish I had known for 33 years.”

New York Knicks: Chasing Ghosts in the Garden or Trying to Find Their Zen Garden?

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David Chmiel examines the current state of the NY Knicks, where Phil Jackson stirs fading memories of the team’s glorious past with a team not built for the future.

The Alpha Male In Sports, A Dying Breed?

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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?

The Challenges Plaguing the San Antonio Spurs This Season

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The San Antonio Spurs are the reigning Champions of the World. But this season, the Spurs face a new challenge…

Blake Griffin Uncut: What It Was Like Playing For a Rich Racist Owner

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NBA superstar Blake Griffin is now writing for The Players Tribune. His topic of choice: Donald Sterling. His view: ‘Some people are so poor all they have is their money.’

What’s In a Role Model?

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Sami Jankins suggests it’s time we start reexamining the qualities that make up who we want as today’s role models

The 1 Thing Every Man Wants in a Relationship—but Doesn’t Realize

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Tor Constantino shares the rarely spoken need in every man’s heart.

5 Things Your Kid Must Do When Joining a New Team

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Jackie Bledsoe Jr.’s top five “must-do’s” for your child who’s joining a team sport.

An Inside Look at the NCAA: Student Athletes or Student Employees?

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Zachary Nickels explores the story of Northwestern Football’s vote to unionize, the vote that no one is taking about despite its potential to destroy the NCAA as we know it.

Video Fun: Our Top Twelve Funniest Sports Commercials EVER

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Michael Kasdan brings you the funniest sports-themed commercials of all time! From Peyton Manning’s “Cut that meat!” to Glavine and Maddux’s “Chicks dig the long ball.”

Under The Tough Exterior of Tough Juice: The Evolution of the NBA’s Caron Butler

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Mike Kasdan speaks with the NBA’s Caron Butler and learns that athletes can rise above and be role models.

We’re Looking for People to Join Our Sports Writing Team

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Do you love sports? Would your dream be to write about sports and get your stories in front of millions of people a month? Read on.