Chase Budinger would spend time during each offseason of his NBA career playing volleyball on the beaches of Southern California. He and a good group of friends would play 4-on-4 two or three times per week. Continue reading “Chase Budinger’s Transition From the NBA to Beach Volleyball”
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”
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”
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”
The third month of each year means one thing for sports fans in the United States: March Madness. While most people in the country are quite familiar with the college basketball tournament (and fill out brackets), others around the world might not be as familiar with the Big Dance. Continue reading “What is March Madness?”
Yao Ming stands at a towering 7 ft. 6in (2.3m), but his impact on the National Basketball Association and the game’s growth in his home nation of China dwarfs his skyscraper-like stature. Continue reading “Yao Ming’s Influence on NBA, Basketball in China”
Smalls is sitting on his front porch fiddling with his broken baseball glove. Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez walks up with a glove and bat in hand.
“Hey, I’m gonna play some ball. We need an extra guy. You wanna go?”
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.