Tuesday brought forth the beginning of the NBA free agency period and, with it, the subsequent Carmelo Anthony World Tour. The tour began with a visit to Chicago to meet with Bulls staff and players. During his stop in the Windy City, he was greeted by coach Tom Thibodeau, who rode with him to the United Center, where they met general manager Gar Forman and executive vice president John Paxson along with Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen, Taj Gibson, Joakim Noah
video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player During a brief interview with Inc., Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban wanted to make a meaningful point about the need to help people overcome their personal prejudices and bigotry when in a working environment – people that work for him, in particular. The whole idea was to state that he would rather try to help the prejudiced people to not be that way than to simply avoid them and judge them for
With much of the national discourse centering on Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, the reality of the matter is that a lifetime ban and a $2.5 million fine is the limit to what NBA commissioner Adam Silver is capable of doing. The rest falls on the shoulders of 29 team owners, as they—according to the NBA’s Constitution and By-Laws—must vote with a 3/4′s majority to force the sale of the team. Players, media pundits and people all across the nation
It’s a shame that in the middle of the playoffs, the NBA news is dominated by Donald Sterling’s racist comments. As Chris Sheridan writes, Adam Silver didn’t exactly do a great job of handling it. One of the responses I don’t get in the wake of this whole thing is people questioning his girlfriend’s motivation. She didn’t coerce him into going off on a racist tirade. It’s not just the comments that are unacceptable, it’s the attitude that creates them. Racist
Mark Cuban is putting his money where his mouth is. And it has nothing to do with the Dallas Mavericks or the refs or David Stern. It has everything to do with the future of sports medicine and the potential inclusion of HGH in the professional world of sports. According to Tim MacMahon of ESPN Dallas, Cuban is funding a study on the potential benefits of HGH use for recovering athletes. Here’s more from the story:
As teams continue to jockey for position in the Western Conference — and fight for 50 wins just to get in — one of the early season darlings continues to sink. That would be the Portland Trailblazers. Once the talk of the NBA, the Blazers have hit a rough patch at the worst possible time, losing nine of their last 13 games and are now just a half game ahead of the Golden State Warriors for the 6th spot in the
What’s holding you back from pursuing your dream? Is it the fear of the unknown? The overwhelming weight of expectation? The harsh reality that failure is an option? For Scott Odom, the answer is as simple as it is complex: nothing. Not cancer. Not depression. Not a snub from the NBA and one of its most prominent owners. Not the jealousy of teammates. Not even the loss of his right leg.
The NCAA tournament has given us plenty to talk about after its first weekend. We’ve been treated to six overtime games (the tournament record is seven), big time upsets (Duke, Syracuse and Kansas all failed to win more than one game) and memorable finishes (ask THE University of Dayton). But between all of the madness that has commenced this week, one game has managed to stand above the rest: No. 8 seed Kentucky vs. No. 1 seed Wichita State.