It was 1996 and I was a five-year-old sitting on the living room floor watching the NBA on NBC. During commercials, my brothers and I played “knee basketball” in the living room of our apartment in Pasadena, CA. There were no hoops, just two laundry baskets on top of chairs. Jon was Nick Van Exel, […]Read more "Dear Kobe"
So you graduate high school and it’s like “boom,” now you have to find out what you want to do with the rest of your life. You’re 17 or 18, and just barely getting enough experience behind the wheel of a car, yet people expect you to make life-long career decisions. All of a sudden, […]Read more "Don’t Let The Hunt for a College-Sweetheart Leave You Bitter "
In dating, we all lie. No, we may not always tell whole untruths, but we do make statements that don’t fully reflect what we mean. In this post, I will translate for you, what he or she said, so that you can either move on, or take that green light, shoot your shot, and win! […]Read more "He Said. She Said. He Meant. She Meant."
On August 8, 2015, I lost my father. My world changed when he was unexpectedly pronounced dead due to kidney failure. He didn’t own much, for he was a black man who spent most of his life trying to get his footing. Our relationship was a rocky one – complicated at best. He didn’t leave […]Read more "More Than A Game"
The “Concerned Student Protest 1950” demonstrated that student-athletes are some of the most important and influential people on campus. Former president Tim Wolfe’s lack of action regarding racial issues on the Missouri campus showed he did not care about his students, and the football team’s boycott eventually lead to his resignation. The resignation of Tim […]Read more "The Aftermath of the Mizzou Protests"
If most of you are like me, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was not just another superhero movie. For 3 years, fans from all across the globe have anticipated this movie’s arrival. On Easter weekend, Batman v Superman felt like a sub-holiday, racking in over $181 million in just 3 days. With all […]Read more "Batman v Superman Review: The Good, The Bad, The WTF"