“The Trials of Muhammad Ali” documentary gives alternate glimpse into champ’s life

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali documentary gives insight into the man behind the bravado

Muhammad Ali is an iconic figure. He is, without dispute, “the greatest of all time.”

In his prime, he was brash, charismatic, defiant, incredibly handsome, and a true case study in confidence and a will to win. Advance the ball for more

Phil Jackson flexes his zen in response to Kendrick Lamar

Phil JacksonPhil Jackson tweets clever response to Kendrick Lamar

By now, the entire hip hop and sports worlds and those who live there are aware of West Coast rapper Kendrick Lamar’s killer verse on Big Sean’s newly released single, “Control.”

Lamar implied that he was so “uncoachable” that not even Phil Jackson could handle him.

Well, Coach got wind of it (no surprise there, he actively uses Twitter, and I’d like to think he saw my post in the wee hours this morning) and he responded in kind…..

Game changed.

Kendrick Lamar invokes Phil Jackson in rap verse that may have changed the game

Kendrick Lamar

Not even Phil Jackson could reign in Kendrick Lamar

Monday night Twitter reached new heights of frenzy when rapper Big Sean unleashed a previously unreleased track titled, “Control” that also features LA’s Kendrick Lamar, and the ever-elusive Jay Electronica.

Needless to say, Lamar obliterated the track and solidified his position amongst hip hop’s current elite. Advance the ball for more

Shooting spree suspect is former Dallas Mavericks dancer

Dallas Mavericks

Former Dallas Mavericks dancer allegedly responsible for deadly shooting spree

In what appears to be a domestic tragedy, a former dancer for the Dallas Mavericks all male dance team, the ManiAAcs, is suspected of going on a deadly rampage that has left four people dead, and another four wounded. Advance the ball for more

NBA schedule released for 2013-14 season

NBA schedule

The NBA schedule for the 2013-14 season has been released

It seems like the season just ended, and now the NBA schedule for the 2013-14 season has been released.

On Tuesday, October 29, the season will begin with three games — the Indiana Pacers will the Orlando Magic in the very first game of the night. Advance the ball for more

REPLAY: Hard Knocks returns to HBO with the Cincinnati Bengals

Hard Knocks

Hard Knocks premiers on HBO with the Cincinnati Bengals in tow

‘Hard Knocks’ is back!

The show that gives fans the best glimpse into NFL Training Camp life has returned to HBO, featuring the Cincinnati Bengals with Head Coach, Marvin Lewis. This is the Bengals second stint on the show (they first appeared in 2009), but this time there is no Chad Johnson, who last played for the Bengals in 2010. Advance the ball for more

DEEP COVER: Dwyane Wade, sons honor Trayvon Martin for Ebony Magazine

Dwyane Wade

Dwyane, Zaire and Zion Wade pay tribute to Trayvon Martin om cover of Ebony Magazine

Its been several weeks since the Zimmerman verdict, a “not guilty” verdict that divided a lot of people, but awakened many more.

The September issue of EBONY Magazine features four different covers, including the NBA’s Dwyane Wade and his sons, Zaire and Zion. The caption reads, “We Are Trayvon.” Advance the ball for more

Greg Oden to join Miami Heat, sign two-year deal

Greg Oden

Center Greg Oden gets chance to revive career with the Miami Heat

Greg Oden has not seen action on the court since 2009, but that did not deter Pat Riley from giving him a shot in Miami. Friday, the seven-foot center decided to join the Miami Heat, the defending NBA champions, in a quest to continue a career that barely got started after he was drafted as the first pick overall (Portland Trailblazers) of the 2007 draft. Advance the ball for more

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