Posts tagged "NBA"

Derrick Rose, Tim Tebow, etc.: Is America Searching for a Sports Hero?

There has been some talk lately about whether elite level athletes should be considered role models. A recent piece on this topic (relating to Derrick Rose, Chicago Tribune “Opinion” Article on Chicago Bull Derrick Rose Slightly Bent), which I published here and on the sports website Bleacher Report, totaled in excess of 3300 hits. That... Read more »

Part II: Chicago Tribune “Opinion” Article on Chicago Bull Derrick Rose Slightly Bent

Highlighting Mark Yost’s article published last week in the Opinion section of the Chicago Tribune, Derrick Rose is no role model, I ended (in Part I) taking issue with Yost’s inference that high level goals [scholarship, NBA] were only fairytales that should not be supported or encouraged because, statistically, they are nearly impossible to achieve.... Read more »

Part I: Chicago Tribune “Opinion” Article on Chicago Bull Derrick Rose Slightly Bent

I don’t spend much time highlighting or discussing opinion articles based on the sheer fact that they are just that―opinion. However, along comes this piece from Mark Yost in the Opinion section of the Chicago Tribune, Derrick Rose is no role model, that…well, just rubbed me a little bit the wrong way. Now I am... Read more »

Sexual Abuse Scandals, Drug Involvement, (HGH) PED Testing, Unethical, Illegal, Unsportsmanlike Behavior: It’s Time to Put an Independent in Charge!!!

It’s not too often I come across a piece, an article, that brings to notion a new idea, or in this case an old idea anew, that actually  makes some sense. Rarely a month, or week, goes by without some terrible sports scandal being plastered all over the news. The recent Penn State, Paterno, Sandusky... Read more »

Pro and College Athletes Seeking Advantage Through Nutrition Rather Than Drugs

Follow @KirkMango When perusing a variety of media sources looking for new developments or different topics on sports, it is not that often I come across positive ways to improve an athlete’s abilities. The current state of affairs in sports regarding performance enhancement has most commentaries discussing the illegal use of steroids, HGH, and other... Read more »

The Road To The NBA Starts At Birth!!! (Sarcasm Intended)

Yes, creating an NBA player begins when your offspring takes his first breath. There is no better time than before one’s first steps to start down that path to basketball greatness as crib training becomes all the rage. Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, and Derrik Rose had better watch out as Alan Stein, basketball specific strength & conditiong coach from,... Read more »

Athletic Propulsion Labs' New Shoe, Concept 1, Barred For Use In NBA!!!

HGH, Steroids, and other performance-enhancing drugs and illegal practices aren’t enough, now we have a shoe company creating sneakers that artificially improve vertical jump while a player is wearing them. Wait, you say, this is not the first time a company has come out with an aid like this; the LZR Racer swimsuit by Speedo... Read more »

Jaylin Fleming: The Nation's Finest 10-Year-Old Basketball Player - WOW!!!

In today’s Chicago Tribune, Anne Stein highlights the exceptional talents of a very young and rising basketball star (can you be a rising star at 10?) in her article The Best 10-Year-Old Basketball Player in America. On the current online version of this story, they have a video demonstrating Jaylin’s basketball prowess, along with comments... Read more »