JOHANNESBURG – “This is the greatest day of my life,” the young man yelled at the NBA Africa Game on Saturday night as he stared at his idol from about 50 feet away while security watched him closely. The South African wasn’t gushing over NBA standouts DeMarcus Cousins, Dirk Nowitzki, Kristaps Porzingis, Kyle Lowry, Kemba […]

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pic.twitter.com/AejLPaaWHD — Spike Lee (@SpikeLee) August 8, 2017 To call it the cause of only Colin Kaepernick would be shortsighted. He’s but one quarterback and one person, but his efforts to call attention to police brutality in America have officially gained the attention of the biggest names, even outside of the sports world. On Tuesday […]

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Any published list, whether it’s ESPN revealing its Greatest Athletes of All Time, or MTV disclosing its list of 10 Greatest MCs, opens doors to intense scrutiny. The Undefeated’s list of the 50 Greatest Black Athletes — based on overall ranking of “best athlete,” dominance, impact on society and inspiration — is no exception. Are […]

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Tuesday night, the ESPN 30 for 30 Film Baltimore Boys debuts. It’s the untold story of one of the greatest high school basketball teams ever, Dunbar High School in Baltimore, and the tumultuous times that city went through in the 1970s and ’80s. The life experiences of the film’s co-directors, Marquis Daisy and Sheldon Candis, […]

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Last week’s Hall of Fame Game marked the first NFL football of the season. It wasn’t worth watching, but it is worth celebrating. It is an indication regular-season football is just around the corner. Which means the return of parties and tailgates with delicious food, cold drinks, and fun people, odd superstitions, and foolish wagers. […]

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GAME. BLOUSES. Vince Wilfork announces NFL retirement … in a charcoal commercial. After 13 seasons, the former defensive tackle for the New England Patriots and Houston Texans called it quits in an ad for Kingsford Charcoal that he posted to Twitter. “No more cleats,” Wilfork says in the video. “I’m moving on to smoke meats, […]

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The 50 Greatest Black Athletes We teamed up with SurveyMonkey for a public ranking of the 50 greatest black athletes of all time. No. 50–41 50 49 48 47 46 45 44 43 42 41 No. 40–31 40 39 38 37 36 35 34 33 32 31 No. 30–21 30 29 28 27 26 25 […]

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Want to feel nostalgic? Great. Better yet, want to feel old? Twenty-five years ago today, the 1992 U.S. men’s basketball team won Olympic gold. Canonized as “The Dream Team,” the squad curb-stomped an entire world of competition, and its international impact is eternal. The Dream Team opened the NBA’s door into China — and the […]

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