The film “Selma”, which opened nationally on January 9th, details the Civil Rights efforts of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the small city of Selma, Alabama, as he and his followers sought voting equality. The movie has achieved critical acclaim, even earning an Oscar nomination for Best Picture. Yet, for all the praise that the film has received, it is not without it’s critics — many of whom will cede that the film is good, but point out its failings. Count
The audacity of some people. Some people presume to know what’s going on in your life and make their judgments without regard for the truth. It’s a sad reality, but reality nonetheless. Some people just think they know you. They make assertions about you and make backhanded or overt insults about you on social media. Such is the case with Mo Williams, who left the Portland Trail Blazers as a free agent in the offseason and signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves. A
While many GMs were working the phones this week, Knicks president Phil Jackson was using a different, more contemporary form of communication: Twitter. On Thursday, Donnie Nelson and Danny Ainge swung a five-player trade that sent Rajon Rondo to Dallas and draft picks to Boston. On Friday, Daryl Morey, Flip Saunders and Sam Hinkie worked a three-team deal that landed Corey Brewer and Alexey Shved in Houston and draft picks in Minnesota and Philadelphia. But not Jackson, and not the Knicks. Jackson doesn’t
Many athletes are spiritual or religious, phrase it how you like. It is a widely known fact. Poring over the vast number of NBA athlete tweets each day, there is a common theme among many of them. Many share scriptures on Twitter and express their faith or offer prayers in the face of bad circumstance or situations for others. It is a common occurrence enough that it’s not often perceived as being ‘newsworthy’ — and, most certainly, not ‘entertaining’ enough to be
Washington Wizards shooting guard Martell Webster is currently rehabbing from back surgery to correct a herniated disc in his lower back. Though he had a successful microdisectomy at the end of June, he likely will not return to action for at least another month. Webster, 27, as recently as an October article in the Washington Post, has made it clear that he does not intend to play beyond his current contract I know this game is probably not going to be the
As our own Max Ogden reported in Monday night’s SH Blog, the Denver Nuggets and forward Kenneth Faried recently agreed on a five-year, $60 million extension that guarantees him no less than $52M. Thursday, in lieu of said extension and in response to #TBT (Throwback Thursday), he reminisced on his first contract in the NBA by sharing a 2011 draft photo on Twitter.
Everyone on the internet loves A.M.A.s (“Ask Me Anything” question-and-answer sessions). Who doesn’t want to get to know more about their favorite celebrities? Indiana Pacers All-Star forward Paul George took to Twitter to engage his fans Friday night. He opted to take 10 questions, most of which help to paint the picture of what he likes. From his favorite NBA players while growing up to his current celebrity crush, the subjects were pretty broad.
The doldrum of summer is upon us. The only remaining hot topic of discussion in NBA news cycles is the back-and-forth battle for Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star power forward Kevin Love. The Chicago Bulls have thrust themselves back into the picture with a strong offer. Sheridan Hoops publisher and editor-in-chief, Chris Sheridan, has the scoop if you’re thirsty for details. [EXCLUSIVE: Bulls have offered Gibson, McDermott and Mirotic for Love] [PODCAST: More on Bulls’ Big Trade Offer for Kevin Love] If you’re looking for