Cavaliers and Nets Players Wear ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Tees Before NBA Game

In 2005, the NBA implemented a strict dress code to combat image problems caused by young black players wearing hip hop attire popularized by street dealers and rap stars. The dress code called for NBA players to wear “business casual” attire before and after NBA games — even if a player was sitting on the bench.

But before last night’s Cavaliers vs Brooklyn Nets game at the Barclays Center, Cleveland Cavaliers stars LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, as well as members of the Brooklyn Nets, donned black t-shirts bearing the words “I can’t breathe,” to support the family of Eric Garner who was suffocated by a NYPD police officer.

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NFL Won’t Discipline Refs for Fist-Bump After Touchdown

NFL refs

The NFL refuses to discipline or fine 2 refs who fist-bumped each other on the goal line following a Denver Bronco’s touchdown in Sunday’s 24-17 win over the Buffalo Bills.

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No Punishment for Rams Players Who Displayed ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Gestures During Game

St Louis Rams

The St. Louis players who came out onto the field with their hands up prior to the Rams vs Oakland NFL game will not be punished by the NFL.

Five Rams players raised their hands in protest as they emerged onto the field during pre-game introductions on Sunday. The protest was in response to a Missouri grand jury decision not to indict a former Ferguson cop on murder charges in the shooting death of Michael brown.

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Ray Rice Wins Appeal; Eligible to Play Immediately

Ray and Janay Rice

Disgraced NFL star Ray Rice won his appeal and is eligible to play immediately — that is, if a team is brave enough to sign him.

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Sports: Shannon Brown Waived by Miami Heat

Shannon Brown

Friend of the blog Shannon Brown is out of a job again. According to published reports, the Miami Heat waived Brown to make room for a 7-foot D league center.

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Russell Westbrook breaks hand, confronts Clippers fan in stands (videos)

Russell Westbroo

The bad news gets worse for the NBA’s OKC Thunder. In addition to losing MVP Kevin Durant who has a leg injury, guard Russell Westbrook is expected to sit out for at least a month with a broken hand.

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Cavaliers Home Opener Crushed Under the Weight of LeBron’s Massive Ego

LeBron James

Sports fans who tuned in to watch the Cleveland Cavaliers’ home opener against the lowly NY Knicks were faced with an overblown, over-the-top spectacle of narcissistic proportions.

In case we forget the game was really about LeBron James’ 2nd Homecoming; there was plenty of hype to remind us.

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