"The only way for us to get better as a society and for us to get better as people is love," the NBA star says.
The Rio de Janeiro Olympics are just around the corner, and while they may conjure inspirational stories of athletes, the truth behind some of the participants' incredible achievements can be a bit more grim than these stories let on.
Hakim Bellamy, Albuquerque's first poet laureate, writes a series of questions about reactions to the tennis star Serena Williams that will echo in your mind for days on end.
As food stamps were cut, millionaire Tom "Kristallnacht" Perkins explained the plight of the wealthy; athletes are looking to unionize; and how will Supreme Court justices believing in "natural law" affect their legal decisions? These discoveries and more after the jump.
At the same time, the White House announced that no top-tier government officials will join the official group, a clear slap at Russian anti-homosexual policies and a strong sign of support for gay athletes. Let the games begin.
Despite the principal's plea to not report the attack, the victim filed charges against the basketball player out of fear he would strike again. Those fears were confirmed just two weeks later when he is said to have sexually assaulted another student. The story gets even more heartbreaking as it progresses.
The disturbing 12-minute video features athletes from Steubenville High School in Ohio making fun of a 16-year-old girl who was allegedly kidnapped and raped by two of the school's star football players last summer.
Going bonkers, lionizing winners and dumping on losers is fun, even if the cycle is accelerating to absurdity and beyond with modern 24/7 reportage That’s today’s price of fame Privileged as they are, today’s starry-eyed young athletes pursue their dream through a driving shitstormThat’s today’s price of fame.
The question has to be asked: Is it something about athletes? Something about entitled college athletes? Something about lacrosse?
The Truthdig Podcast is back and better than ever. This week the panel tackles our obsession with imperfect athletes, the first days of the Obama administration and the decline of media. Special guest Megan Tady, campaign coordinator for Free Press, joins James Harris and Josh Scheer.