Even those infected with the deadliest strain of toxic masculinity know that there are four times when it is acceptable for a man to cry:
After 15 storied years in the NBA that included multiple trades between teams and an infamous altercation with a former teammate over Gloria Govan, Matt Barnes has announced that he will retire from the sport of basketball to focus on business and spend more time with his children.
Talking to CNBC today, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell maintained that former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was not being blackballed, despite all evidence to the contrary.
In eighth grade, I was a starting wideout and cornerback for my middle school football team, the St. Bartholomew Bruins. Our team that year went undefeated and won the Pittsburgh Diocese, and our only close game that season came during the championship, which we won on a last-second touchdown caught by yours truly—a…
Boxer Zab Judah wasn’t supposed to be an inspiration. Early in his career, he wore the part of the flashy Brooklyn, N.Y.-born-and-raised fighter. He wore gold teeth and his Yankees fitted cap backward. He was quick of both fist and tongue.
On Tuesday night, activist and professional football player Colin Kaepernick was presented with the Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award, and the person to present that prestigious award to him was none other than superstar Beyoncé, who made a surprise appearance to praise Kaepernick for his accomplishments.
LaVar Ball may have really done it now. On Monday the senior-most Ball announced that he was pulling his middle son, LiAngelo, from UCLA. Big Ball was upset that the school had placed his son and two other students—Cody Riley and Jalen Hill—on indefinite suspension after the three student-athletes were caught…
LaVar Ball is reportedly unhappy with the punishment his middle son, LiAngelo, is receiving at UCLA since returning to campus in the aftermath of the China shoplifting incident—so much so that he has removed the younger Ball from the school in order to explore other options.
On Sunday, free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick was honored at the ACLU of Southern California’s annual Bill of Rights Dinner, where he accepted the Eason Monroe Courageous Advocate Award to a standing ovation.
On Thursday, The Root staff writer Michael Harriot and I argued as to whether the agreement reached between NFL owners to donate some $90 million to various social justice causes as an answer to players’ protests was good business or just hush money to silence a movement.
Philadelphia Eagles defensive lineman Fletcher Cox has gotten himself involved in all kinds of drama. Cox has been accused of running college-sophomore-level game on a married North Carolina woman, and her husband is suing the star defensive player, claiming that Cox’s macking has led to substantial emotional distress.
Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic might be an angel, because if a co-worker gave me multiple facial fractures and a concussion in a fistfight, I would be suing my employers, my employer’s employers and my employer’s employer’s employers. I would spend the rest of my days at work looking like this:
A group of players in the National Football League accepted an offer from NFL owners for $100 million for social justice causes in exchange for ... umm ... we want to use a term that expresses the exact sentiment while still conveying a modicum of journalistic integrity. We think the most precise way to describe what…
This whole thing is becoming intensely messy. Former NBA superstar Ray Allen claimed that he’d been catfished by a man pretending to be several women.
I hate to say that UCLA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is haterating in this dancerie, but the NBA legend isn’t upset that LiAngelo Ball and two other UCLA players (Cody Riley and Jalen Hill) got caught stealing in China; he’s more annoyed that the middle Ball child is cruising campus in a Ferrari.
A violent fight (if you could call it that) between two Georgia Tech football teammates has been released on TMZ Sports, and it’s pretty brutal.
The king will always trump the president.
The battle of the blowhards between everybody’s loud-ass uncle and white America’s racist grandpa has reached a fever pitch. LaVar Ball’s unwillingness to bow down to Donald Trump has spurred an endless stream of media reports and interviews, prompting Trump to lash out at Ball for his refusal to admit that Ball’s…
I don’t hate; it’s not really in my nature. I fake-hate on a regular, tho. Like, I will fake-hate on Cam Newton’s goofy outfits, but if really asked, I don’t care how he dresses. I fake-hate this bullshit iPhone 8, but I don’t know if there is a better phone because of that research and Googling work that I’m not…
LaVar Ball doesn’t give a fuck. The sooner you understand that, the sooner you will grow accustomed to him not giving a fuck about what Donald Trump—or anyone else, for that matter—says about him.