The league’s rhetoric conflicts with plutocrats’ political commitments.
When the league had the opportunity to be on the right side of history, it chose the coward’s path.
For those who strive to be more than average, discomfort is a source of strength.
Events without live spectators don’t change the basic problem: Athletes are vulnerable to the coronavirus too.
The Lakers legend was fearless, driven, and excellent.
League policy requires teams to interview minority candidates for top jobs, but one rule doesn’t make up for deep-seated prejudice.
Conservatives blasted the NBA for giving in to China. But no such outrage greets the golfers playing in an upcoming Saudi tournament.
In pronouncing the outspoken quarterback’s career dead, the league underscored its own unwillingness to let players exercise their own power.
Universities take advantage of athletes’ amateur status, but legislators are forcing college sports to find a fairer business model.
James didn’t defend free speech. But in China, the NBA has made a mess that its biggest star can’t be expected to clean up.
The presidential candidate Cory Booker, a former Stanford athlete, thinks big-name college sports have gone awry—and he wants Congress to step in.
Pro basketball was a progressive beacon, allowing players and coaches to speak their mind freely. And then China got involved.
With intercollegiate athletics under intense scrutiny, the basketball phenom Josh Christopher considers taking his talents to a historically black school.
Pro football can look past allegations of predatory behavior toward women, but making the NFL look bad is a different story.
Historically African American institutions serve a vital purpose, and it’s not segregationist to urge black athletes to attend them.
They attract money and attention to the predominantly white universities that showcase them, while HBCUs struggle. What would happen if they collectively decided to go to black schools?
The Colts quarterback’s sudden retirement is a harbinger. Fame, fortune, and team spirit are no longer enough to make star players endure crippling injuries.
The former quarterback caused a problem for the league—which turned to the celebrated rapper for assistance.
A new generation of African American agents wants basketball players to get a better deal. The college-sports organization moved to exclude new blood.
Sports take place in the real world, not an alternative universe where Trump’s bigotry doesn’t exist.