“I like being at The Atlantic,” said former ESPN journalist and commentator Jemele Hill. “I’m a lot less apologetic. I’m sort of all out of apologies.” (Photo: Harlan McCarthy)
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Jemele Hill: ‘I’m sort of all out of apologies.’

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Jemele Hill was featured at this year’s Annual Norm Brewer First Amendment Lecture. She had famously tested the limits of the First Amendment while at ESPN when she tweeted that President Trump was “a white supremacist who surrounded himself with other white supremacists.” The White House called for her immediate dismissal. […read more]

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If you would like to see Mike Conley and Marc Gasol get a shot an an NBA Championship, sending them to Los Angeles to join Lebron James would likely do the trick, while bringing young talent back. (Photo: Warren Roseborough)
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COMMENTARY: Should the Grizzlies trade Mike Conley and Marc Gasol to The Lakers?

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Though beloved in Memphis, Conley and Gasol have played in relative obscurity for a decade now. Playing alongside Lebron would certainly put a spotlight on their game while requiring neither one to be “The Alpha” on the team. If they can win rings while making history with The King . . . well, good for them. They’ve earned it. […read more]

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The Defeat of Jason Whitlock

(Newsweek) – Eric Garner’s last known words were “I can’t breathe.” He said it 11 times before he passed out on a Staten Island sidewalk while police officers arrested him for selling untaxed cigarettes. Using a cellphone, a bystander captured a white officer putting Garner, Read More

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LeBron James Talks Role Models

[ESPN NBA] LeBron James says he watches a lot of tape. Who does he look at? Michael Jordan and … Allen Iverson? “I watch Jordan more than anybody, for sure,” James told ESPN’s Chris Broussard for a story in the upcoming issue of ESPN The Magazine. “But I’ll Read More

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Kobe Bryant Thinks He Could Beat LeBron James One-on-One, ‘No Question’

[Sports Illustrated] It’s around this time every year that attentions naturally start to drift away from the slow development of the NBA season and toward more hypothetical matters. Some fiddle with the trade machine. Others have abstract arguments about this player or that, divorced from Read More

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NBA Analyst Jeff Van Gundy Blasts Dwight Howard

[Los Angeles Times] On Wednesday, ESPN NBA analyst Jeff Van Gundy appeared on The Herd with Colin Cowherd, giving his take on Dwight Howard and the Lakers. The Lakers have lost three straight games, most recently in Chicago to the Bulls, 95-83.  Howard expressed dissatisfaction after taking just five shot attempts. “When you lose games Read More