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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.