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NBA and NFL athletes used their platform to pressure Oklahoma governor Kevin Stitt to commute the sentence of Julius Jones hours before his execution. Athlete activism has seen an uptick in recent years, with countless athletes sharing their perspectives directly with fans. Professional athletes possess unparalleled platforms, as heroes to millions of adoring sports fans
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After receiving a hefty fine for missing the 76ers first preseason game, Ben Simmons might be reconsidering his holdout. Last week, Ben Simmons liked an Instagram post with a graphic detailing the fines he could receive for missing out on the Philadelphia 76ers practices and games. But the fine he received after missing the 76ers
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Chauncey Billups, Portland Trail Blazers. (Sarah Stier/Getty Images) Paul George quotes LeBron when talking about ‘impossible’ injury recovery by Josh Hill Chauncey Billups’ introductory press conference as the next head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers went over so horribly. The Portland Trail Blazers hiring Chauncey Billups as their next head coach was a controversial decision, and one
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Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks. (Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports) Francisco Lindor used Mets fans booing as fuel for grand slam by Alfonso Cerna Giannis Antetokounmpo went full Marshawn Lynch during an NBA Finals press conference. With his Milwaukee Bucks down 0-2 to the Phoenix Suns in the 2021 NBA Finals, Giannis Antetokounmpo channeled his inner
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2:45 AM ET Luka Doncic posted another historic statistical line to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 105-100 win over the LA Clippers in Wednesday night’s pivotal Game 5, but he didn’t impress himself. “I could have played way better,” Doncic said after his 42-point, eight-rebound, 14-assist performance. “I missed a lot of shots, some
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Steph Curry, Golden State Warriors. (Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports) College football post-spring Top 25 power rankings: Alabama, Oklahoma, Georgia, Clemson, Ohio State ahead of the pack by Cody Williams Steph Curry’s 3-point shooting is even more impressive after seeing this crazy stat. While Steph Curry has carried the Golden State Warriors to the play-in
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Three teams in the Eastern Conference are expected to compete for a spot in the NBA Finals. The Brooklyn Nets, Philadelphia 76ers and Milwaukee Bucks are clearly head-and-shoulders above the next tier of teams in the East. Still, those organizations are not going to just lay down and concede defeat. Last year the Miami HEAT
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