Jeremy Lin gained popularity during his Linsanity days in New York; an unheralded, undrafted player suddenly making waves by putting up big numbers when he was given the chance to lace up on the court.
After the hoopla, Lin's career can be described as that of a roller coaster. Last season with the Charlotte Hornets was one of the highs of his career, as he was effective coming off the bench and played a crucial role during the playoffs.
Great Days in Charlotte more >>
NBC's Olympic coverage featured stirring stories of athletes who, from very young ages, aspired to be Olympians; some even drew pictures of themselves winning gold medals. The Rio Games will likely lead many more children to want to be the next Phelps, Biles, or Bolt, but are such goals a good thing? Of course, very few people are talented or driven enough to achieve those levels of athletic success, but another reason is even more compelling.
Our communities, country, and world, face serious challenges ranging from civil unrest, to environmental decay, to economic stagnation. More than finely conditioned bodies, such problems demand extremely sharp minds. Shouldn't we, therefore, wish that more children would aspire to intellectual excellence, picturing themselves not as famous athletes but as acclaimed authors, accomplished engineers, renowned scientists, and even future U.S. presidents?
We live in a sports obsessed society. The excitement surrounding the Olympics and the impassioned anticipation of the new NFL season provide the most recent evidence. While there's little question that athletics produce many positive impacts for a wide variety of people, there's also good reason to believe that our collective preoccupation with physical performance overshadows our appreciation for intellectual achievement, to the detriment of great human need. more >>
LeBron James is apparently determined to get better to defend their NBA title. With the opening of the 2016-17 season coming around the corner, the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar already looks insanely in-shape for another triumphant run in the court.
Wildly Intense Workouts
Through his social media accounts, James gave a glimpse of his hardcore offseason workouts. He recently posted a video of him sprinting on the treadmill with teammate J.R. Smith on the background marveling at the NBA Finals MVP's intense regimen. more >>
For a member of the wrestling's storyline top brass, WWE superstar Daniel Bryan is still a fan favorite. Authoritative figures do not really get as much "pops" from the crowd as Bryan does, as was the case of Triple H and the McMahons.
So it was no surprise that fans got pumped when, in an altercation between The Miz and the American Dragon, the latter confirmed that he would return to the ring should the company allow him.
With a possible comeback in the works, questions arise not only on the SmackDown Live General Manager's health and capabilities, but on the risks wrestlers face in-ring as well. more >>
As the 2016-17 NBA regular season draws near, fans are already anticipating a boring season; one that is dominated by one or two teams. Truth be told, we will probably see a rematch between the Cavaliers and the Warriors during the 2017 NBA Finals, but anything can happen.
With this idea of a super team, a lot of NBA rumors are centered on drastic changes that would make the league season more competitive. Here are some of these rumors.
1. DeMarcus Cousins Out of Kings by 2018 more >>
Nykea Aldridge, 32, was pushing her baby in a stroller when she was shot on the head on Chicago's South Side. Aldridge was the cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade. Reports said that Aldridge was not the target of the shooting.
The mother of four was walking with a stroller in hand when two men walked up and shot a third man. The incident happened around 3:30 p.m. Friday.
Wade tweeted his anger more >>