LeBron James and other players mobilized to oust the president, and it worked.
Despite the barriers, despite the pain, Kamala Harris becomes the first woman, the first Asian American, and the first Black American to be elected vice president.
The senator from California leaves no doubt that she belongs on the national stage.
Casting deaths like hers as unavoidable accidents shifts blame to Black people and undermines the cause of reform.
College presidents have made peace with the risks of playing during the pandemic.
They want to protect Black lives, and threatening an industry’s money and the public’s entertainment was the only option left.
Financially motivated wishful thinking has collided with reality.
DeSean Jackson’s Hitler moment—and mine—showed that Black Americans’ experience of racism doesn’t automatically sensitize us toward other forms of prejudice.
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.