LeBron Ruining Trump’s Money

Seven years ago, Donald Trump opened a luxurious hotel in the Soho neighborhood of New York City. From its inception the condo/hotel, which climbs 46 stories, was a troubled project. Human remains were found at the site and historians pointed out the site was where an abolitionist church, Spring Street Presbyterian Church, held services in…

No (Adam) Silver Lining

Temporarily buried is the narrative of Adam Silver, the moral one. On the side of the disenfranchised, Silver, the NBA Commissioner,  once took on the powerful and hitched his commissioner-ship to issues of justice. But his image as a man of conscience has been grounded to a swift half with his decision, affirmed by the…

Poverty, Presidential Politics and LeBron James

Maturation looks good on him but don’t be fooled. The rest is still there. The championship glory. The championship failure. The two cities. The best friend teammates. The villain. The hero. All of it wrapped in a bow, part of the LeBron James story of an Akron kid who never knew his father, raised in…

When Kareem Called Donald Trump A Liar

The sweaty and hot stadium with its creaky parquet floors and hulking rafters and passionate howling patrons was helpless in the spring of 1985. In the old Boston Garden, it was quiet for a moment. It was clear there would be no Celtics comeback, this was it, the last game of the year for Larry…