The Dumbest (and Most Common) Argument for Why Michael Jordan, Not LeBron James, Is the Greatest Basketball Player Ever

“Don’t be a prisoner of the moment!” said the person on the internet, who is 36 years old, about the reaction to LeBron James’ theatrics against the Toronto Raptors on Saturday. And against the Raptors the game before that. And against the Raptors the game before that. And against the Indiana Pacers the series before…

University of Alabama Coach Nick Saban Done Wobbled Into LeBron James’ Barbershop and James Ain’t Happy

University of Alabama head coach Nick Saban is the cool old white man in the black room. He’s fashioned himself this why. He understands that in order to consistently field arguably the best college football team year in and year out, he’s got to be this way. He’s got to be able to speak both the language of the…

Is It a Coincidence That Today’s Most Outspoken Black Male Athletes Are Married to Black Women? (Hint: Nah)

In 2005, Kanye West articulated the perceived inevitability of successful black men leaving black women for white women in “Gold Digger”—a song 1) in which he was speaking specifically to black women and 2) that he created while he was likely dating either Alexis Phifer or Brooke Crittendon (actual black women).…

Nike LeBron XVs Are My Favorite Shoes Right Now, but I Was Skeptical About Them. Apparently I’m Not Alone

Hands down, my favorite pair of shoes to wear right now for both style and grace comfort are my Nike LeBron XVs. I love them so much that I have two pairs: the wine-and-navy-blue “New Heights” colorway and the black “Metallic Gold” colorway. They go with everything, and the fit is comfortable enough (and they’re light…

It’s a Week Before the Super Bowl, and the Biggest Story in Sports Is a ... Draft for the NBA All-Star Game?

Football is still America’s most popular sport. And the NFL our biggest and most popular sports league. But while the NFL’s status as the king of America’s sports hill remains, I don’t remember its position ever being as precarious. To wit, each of the biggest NFL-related stories of the year has been extremely…

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