The “Trials of Kyrie” are not about reconciliation but humiliation and subjugation

Kyrie Irving has been the talk of the news cycle and unfortunately it has nothing to do with his prodigious basketball talent. When he decided that he no longer to wanted to play with LeBron James in the summer of 2017 , that was the genesis of the shift of how he was perceived , particularly in the sports media. Since then , and at times partially because of his own actions, has been a consistent target of derision from the media and that rancor has spilled over into the…

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Mad at Kyrie Irving but not Amazon??

Kyrie Irving has been the talk of the NBA world since his infamous social media post that has been called antiemetic ( but no one has specifically said why). As if they needed any reason to castigate Kyrie, various talking heads from the sporting world and outside the sports space have been letting Irving have it. The NBA wasted no time , issuing a statement condemning the post and commissioner Adam Silver set to meet with Kyrie next week. The swiftness of the NBA is a stark contrast of how…

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Sports media and feminists quiet about Chris Paul’s wife and mother being heckled and assaulted

During Game 4 of the Western Conference Semifinals between the Dallas Mavericks and the Phoenix Suns, Chris Paul’s wife and mother were accosted and assaulted by a miscreant. As I noted in my first article on this incident is the latest escalation in an alarming continuum in the severity of fan and player interactions. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Basketball News (@basketballnews) What is also disturbing is the lack of coverage this episode received; it made the rounds on the usual suspects of Inside the NBA,…

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Russell Westbrook is not the main reason the Lakers stink

Criticizing Russell Westbrook is en vogue right now. Turn to nearly any national sports show and at some point and listeners will be subjected to Westbrook slander of varying degrees. The problem is not with the critical light shone upon Westbrook, per so, but the issue is the false narrative that the spets media is attempting to spin that Russell Westbrook is the anchor that is dragging the Lakers to the bottom of the Western Conference. Any and every Westbrook miscue is magnified to the highest degree, while the gaffes…

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The Aaron Rodgers vaccine lie exposes Stephen A. Smith and others hypocrisy once again

When the news regarding Aaron Rodgers ,not only testing positive for COVID-19 but also the fact that he had previously lied about his vaccination status, broke I intentionally waited before immediately grabbing my iPad to type an article because I was curious to see what the response from the media, but the sports media in particular, would be, particularly juxtaposed with the response they have had to the Kyrie Irving situation. Sure enough they did not let me down with their response, or lack thereof. The media has had Kyrie…

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Kyrie Irving’s vaccination status spawns fake media outrage

Right now Kyrie Irving is the most talked about name in the national basketball Association and unfortunately it has nothing to do with his prodigious on-court exploits.  It has already been publicized ad nauseum that Kyrie is one of the few players in the NBA who has chosen not to undergo the COVID-19 vaccination and because of a vaccine mandate in New York he cannot participate in home games or practices due to his unvaccinated status. The Brooklyn Nets, in showing that they are the player-focused franchise that they are, have…

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Giannis and the Milwaukee Bucks: winning the the right way cements a legacy

The Milwaukee Bucks hoisted the Larry O’Brien for the first time in 50 years and dare I say, it was one of the most satisfying championships that I have witnessed in the past several years. Why is that you may ask, and that is because this championship was the culmination of a team building itself up over time to reach this point; it had a feel from an era gone by. As enjoyable as it was seeing Lebron James finally getting that championship gorilla off his back, it was seen…

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Sports media has so little to say about Chad Wheeler

It has been over a week since news broke of Chad Wheeler using his girlfriend’s face as a punching bag . Allegedly the former reserve offensive lineman for the Seattle Seahawks beat up his girlfriend for now bowing to him. If you are not that familiar with that the case you, are not alone and that was no accident because the media, and particularly the sports media, has had very little to say about the incident. People like Michelle Beadle, Jamele Hill, and Jenny Taft, to name a few ,…

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NBA continues to play its position in diluting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy

As the yearly commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr is upon us and like other holidays -Halloween, Thanksgiving, X-Mas, Valentine’s Day, etc- the NBA never hesitates to incorporate its players into the celebration of those days. I started noticing a few years ago that the NBA’s celebration of Dr. King was just the latest example of the over simplification and the striping down of the legacy and contributions of one of most legendary black men and Americans in history. Before I digress let me clear that I am not…

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Will James Harden work in Brooklyn?

I was not a fan of the conceptthat the Rockets needed to trade James Harden. The team still had him under contract and there was intrigue and some hope as how the new pieces John Wall, Christian Wood and DeMarcus Cousins. However once Harden “jumped off the cliff”in that now infamous postgame presser , he painted the Rockets in a corner. The only way the team could avoid having their season completely torpedoed was to ,as expeditiously as possible , sever their ties with the disgruntled star. As we know…

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