Donald Sterling and the Foundations of the Modern Basketball State

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Earlier this week Lenny DeFranco dared to imagine a new form of professional sports franchise ownership. Here Yago Colas offers an historical glimpse at a time when just such a form of ownership might still have been possible.

The Voice of My Dad

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When his father would cheer for him at his soccer and basketball games, Yago Colas understood that it was an expression of love and joy and acceptance.

Why I Love College Basketball

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Continuing with the best NCAA Tournament articles from the GMP Sports archives, Yago Colas admits he has a soft spot for the college game, one grounded in the knowledge that the players we’re watching these few weeks in March are not quite yet adults. Everything that stirs us and causes us to cringe during the […]

Best Moments in Sports, 2013

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Liam Day recaps the year’s best moments in sports.

The Best of GMP Sports, 2013

Bill Iffrig, 78, lies on the ground as police officers react to a second explosion at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013. Iffrig, of Lake Stevens, Wash., was running his third Boston Marathon and near the finish line when he was knocked down by one of two bomb blasts. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, John Tlumacki) ORG XMIT: MABOD111

The year in sports was an eventful one. From the bombings at the Boston Marathon to wrestling’s removal from and then reinstatement to the Olympics to the growing issue of concussions in the NFL, here is some of The Good Men Project’s best sports coverage from 2013.

There is no Greatest of All Time

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LeBron James sparked discussion this offseason about who is the greatest of all time. Yago Colas is here to tell us there is no G.O.A.T., but the fun, as they say, is in the debate.

LeBron James is Walkin’ the Walk

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Liam Day explains why so many NBA fans just can’t help but hate the Miami Heat’s superstar.

Meanings of Manu

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Manu Ginobili shook out of his slump to help the Spurs within a game of the NBA Championship. Here, Yago Colas discusses the Argentine’s unique style of play within the racial, economic and political context of the global game basketball has become.

An Open Letter to Chris Webber: You Are Loved

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Yago Colás would like Chris Webber to go to the University of Michigan game in Atlanta this weekend. Here’s why.

Teen Beat, or How I Love the College Game

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Yago Colas explains why, despite all the youthful mistakes, the turnovers and the bad fouls, he loves college basketball.

Thank You, Kareem

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

The Best GMP Sports Articles of 2012

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Liam Day, the Sports Editor of The Good Men Project, picks his favorite sports stories of the past year.

Pain

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We thought pain would be as difficult for men to talk about as were topics like race, and pornography and honesty, and rape and sexual violence, and gender. As it turns out, men want to talk about pain.

How Basketball Helped Me Realize I’m Not White

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Yago Colás stepped on to the basketball court and out of his insecurities.

Between Jesus and Wilt Chamberlain (Part Two)

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

Voices of My Father

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What’s it like when your dad is both your biggest fan and your most intense competitor?