Another Viewpoint: “Hey, Rube!”

Whenever there is an argument among my friends concerning sports I seem to be designated as the resident guru. Some questions I can handle, or go to my resources for an answer. A few days ago...

Was Steve Kerr Wrong for Letting His Players Coach a Game?

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr stirred the NBA pot last week when he allowed his players to handle the coaching duties for what turned out to be a lopsided 123-89 victory over...

LeBron Should Do Cleveland a Favor and Leave

By Stephen D. Riley, Special to AFRO We’ve been pondering LeBron James’ next stop for the past few seasons while the Cleveland Cavaliers have been keeping their fingers crossed that he doesn’t depart again. James has...

Are the Wizards Ready for Atlanta?

The Washington Wizards aren't out of the woods yet, but they're up 3-0 against the Toronto Raptors in a series that history says will end soon and favorably for the lower-seeded Wizards. Washington has outplayed Toronto at every turn,...

Another Viewpoint: Who’s “Buck” O’Neil?

If you are a fan of this column, then you have been introduced to my three knuckleheads, Maddie (the big sister, age 14), John and Jordan (boy and girl twins, age 13). They each...

Why Black Fans Should Show No Shame In Celebrating the Capitals Bringing a Championship...

By Dion Johnson, Special to the AFRO We Washingtonians, if anything, are a prideful bunch. With all the tough losses and idiotic things that come our way as fans, we have never wavered. Nevermind that this...

Will the Oklahoma City Thunder Be in the Western Conference Finals?

The Oklahoma City Thunder haven’t exploded out of the gate as many predicted. Standing at 18-15, the Thunder are 7-3 over their last 10 games but haven’t displayed the same team cohesion found among...

Does ‘Deflategate’ Downgrade Pats’ Title, and Should Tom Brady be Suspended?

Even Tom Brady was at a loss for words when asked about the New England Patriots’ most recent scandal. Sports headlines have been filled with “Deflategate” lately, marring Brady, Patriots coach Bill Belichick and...

Another Viewpoint: When Tiger Wins, Everyone Wins

By Tim Lacy, Special to the AFRO When Tiger Woods won his first tournament in five years last weekend, it was the fire that lit the fuse for the explosion that was yet to come. Weekend...

Who Faces More Pressure? LeBron James or LeBron James Jr.?

By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley, AFRO Sports Desk LeBron James didn’t let out any groundbreaking news this week when he admitted he regrets handing his name down to his oldest son, who now faces...

Are the Wizards the NBA’s Biggest Disappointment?

ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith doesn’t hold back in terms of the viciousness of his critiques. Earlier in the week, he addressed national television, claiming the Washington Wizards were the league’s biggest disappointment at...

After Latest Injury, is Kobe Bryant’s Career Over?

After suffering another season-ending injury, Kobe Bryant will once again finish the year on the shelf for the Los Angeles Lakers. A torn rotator cuff sustained in a Jan. 21 loss to the New...

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