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Lebron James’ take on Trump’s victory

Donald Trump’s election to the Presidency of the United States sent shockwaves throughout America, including the sports world. The reactions of players and coaches to Trump’s stunning victory over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton on Tuesday have been wide-ranging. Trump was the subject of scorn for his comments about Mexicans, Muslims and women throughout his campaign. […]

NBA Rookie Ben Simmons: At LSU I was offered ‘Bentley, Wraith Rolls-Royce, watches, jewelry, a house…

Don’t expect LSU basketball standout Ben Simmons to send the NCAA a thank-you note anytime soon — or ever, for that matter. ESPN has published more details about the new ‘ONE & DONE’ Showtime documentary that will air Friday. In it, Simmons reportedly says the NCAA is “really (expletive) up.” The report also details Simmons […]

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Detective Investigating Derrick Rose Case Shot Dead In Home

Nadine Hernandez, one of the LAPD detectives investigating sexual assault allegations against New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose, died Tuesday from a gunshot wound sustained at a home in Whittier, California. Hernandez, 44, was found at approximately 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday, after which she was transported to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead. […]

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Gregg Popovich: U.S. Experiencing Its Own Roman (Empire) Fall

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich’s record is unparalleled among active NBA coaches. He’s also known just as much for instilling a kind of franchise-wide ethos at the Spurs organization, to which everyone—the players in particular—subscribes. An intriguing Wall Street Journal profile this week revealed that this extends to a kind of philosophical worldview. He […]

NBA coaches and players speak out about anthem protests and racial violence in the U.S.

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest of kneeling during the national anthem before NFL games, citing racial injustice and police brutality, has sparked a major reaction across the sports world. During the NBA’s media days around the country on Monday, players and coaches spoke out about the social issues the U.S. is facing. San […]

LeBron James supports Colin Kaepernick’s right to protest but will stand during anthem

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — LeBron James said he will not join San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest against the way African-Americans are treated in this country and kneel during the national anthem during Cleveland Cavaliers games this season. “Me standing for the national anthem is something I will do,” James said at the Cavs’ annual […]

Entire Indiana Fever Team Kneels During Anthem Before Playoff Game

The latest round of athlete protests during the playing of the national anthem came Wednesday against the backdrop of recent fatal shootings of black men by the police in Tulsa, Okla., and Charlotte, N.C. Before a win-or-go-home W.N.B.A. playoff game against the Phoenix Mercury in Indianapolis on Wednesday, every Indiana Fever player knelt and linked […]