Tag: basketball

Wheelchair Basketball Gives This New Yorker Strength to Push Forward

Christopher Saint-Remy has faced his fair share of adversity and then some at just 28 years old. He was born without a fully formed right leg and has worn a prosthetic his entire life. Saint-Remy also suffers from prune-belly syndrome, a rare disorder characterized by the partial or complete absence of abdominal muscles. On top of all of that, his mother and main caregiver, Gina Saint-Remy Cyriaque, passed away from colon cancer in 2009. Continue reading “Wheelchair Basketball Gives This New Yorker Strength to Push Forward”

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NBA Requires Players to Stand for National Anthem

Professional athlete behavior deemed appropriate during the “The Star-Spangled Banner” is at the forefront of a heated debate involving civil rights, social injustices, patriotism, racial equality, and nationalism in the United States. The debate has heightened exponentially following a slew of recent comments by President Donald Trump, criticizing NFL players kneeling and protesting the national anthem. Continue reading “NBA Requires Players to Stand for National Anthem”

‘Mr. Chibbs’ Tells Story of Former NBA All-Star Kenny Anderson

Documentarian Jill Campbell and her crew drove to John F. Kennedy Airport to pick up the subject of their next project: former New York City basketball prodigy and retired NBA All-Star Kenny Anderson. Continue reading “‘Mr. Chibbs’ Tells Story of Former NBA All-Star Kenny Anderson”

Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum having best season in NBA after early career injuries

C.J. McCollum grimaced as he sat on the away team bench at Stuart C. Siegel Center in Richmond, Va.

His face was a look of anger, disappointment and frustration.

The then-Lehigh University senior guard, who was leading the nation in scoring, had one white Nike high-top shoe on, but his left foot and ankle were tightly wrapped with athletic tape.

Continue reading “Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum having best season in NBA after early career injuries”