“My best friend is gone. I can’t play the game I love. Everybody just got their hand out. Nobody is checking on me for me. It’s always coming with something attached. Who’s there to hold me down now? What’s the point of being here?... Money and fame don’t mean sh*t if you don’t have peace in your life." - NBA guard John Wall writing about his mother's death in "The Players' Tribune"
“[It's] also one of my weaknesses, so what am I going to get mad at people for saying I’m not good at something?... Like OK yeah cool. I’m going to practice and get better. It is what it is. And that’s just part of the game. If I was a guy that sucked and people didn’t care, people wouldn’t be mentioning my name.” Brooklyn Nets point guard Ben Simmons on "The Old Man and The Three" podcast
The verdict on Ime Udoka‘s moral code-breaking is in. The Boston Celtics coach has been suspended for the entire 2022-23 season, effective immediately. Thursday night, the team announced the news that flooded the timeline all day about Udoka having an intimate relationship with a member of the franchise’s staff. He hasn’t been fired, but the […]
Despite being embroiled in two of the biggest scandals to hit sports in the last few years, Robert Sarver and Brett Favre woke up happy this morning. Why? Because they knew that a Black man had blown them and their transgressions off the front of sports pages and websites. That man is Boston Celtics head […]
“Most of us were not expecting it to turn in the wrong direction the way it did and to the extent it did and over the time period that it did. I don’t think there’s any one reason that you could point to." - Art Rooney II, Pittsburgh Steelers owner, to the Washington Post
"I think personally — and now I'm definitely on a soapbox — the people who were against (players) coming out made a lot of excuses, but a lot of it was racist. The reason I'm going to say that is, I've never heard anybody go up in arms about letting kids go out and play minor-league baseball or hockey. They're not making big money and they're white kids and nobody has a problem." - former NBA coach and current basketball analyst Stan Van Gundy