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.
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.
Kobe Bryant is in the twilight of his career. Like all of us, the older he gets, the better he was.
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.
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?
Mike Kasdan takes a hard look at the roots of the privilege we confer on star athletes, and its devastating effect on society.
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.
No one denies that what Donald Sterling said is wrong, but Oluwatosin Awofeso argues that returning hate with hate won’t actually solve anything.
These true champions redefine brotherhood.
Is it time for Kobe Bryant to just keep his opinions to himself?
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 Bryant’s use of an anti-gay slur wasn’t an isolated incident; it’s still all too common in our society today.
Yeah, maybe Sandy Koufax didn’t pitch on Yom Kippur, but everyone works holidays now. Why shouldn’t the NBA?
Sure it makes sense that Peyton tops the list. My question is, how did Lamar Odom make it?
Critics say he’s not tough enough. Clevelanders hate him because he left. They’re wrong.
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.