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Our Family, Yesterday’s Laughs And Today’s Pain

“Good morning everyone,” Johnathan Tillman’s somber message to our family began. “I want to let you know I needed yesterday’s laughs. If there are any left for today, please share.”…..

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20 Years Later: A Look Back At The 1996 NBA Draft

In June 1996, the NBA held its 50th draft. Twenty years later, that draft stands out as arguably the best in league history. Yes, the 1984, 1985, 1998 and 2003 draft…..

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Losing Legends: Reflecting On Muhammad Ali And Gordie Howe

Muhammad Ali and Gordie Howe existed in two totally different universes. The universes they inhabited are appreciative of their time and energy.

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LeBron James And The Dunk That Wasn’t

LeBron almost ended Draymond Green with a dunk, but the drama that stemmed from the miss might resonate longer.

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We Asked Black People Why They Don’t Mess With Baseball, Here’s What They Said

Many wonder why black people aren’t into baseball anymore, so we decided to go out and actually ask black people for their answers. Here are their results.

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The Exiling of a Hometown Hero and the Self-Preservation of Derrick Rose

Chicago’s native son deserved better from the fans and media. Yet, after giving his all on and off the court, Derrick Rose should be relieved to start anew in New York.

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The Warriors Should Sign Baron Davis

The following is a very official, very scientific experiment in which we decide whether the Golden State Warriors should sign Baron Davis for the 2016-17 season. Question: Should the Golden…..

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The Return: Pick-up Basketball Edition

This was originally published at Soul On Ice Just got done hooping. First time playing in years. Tapping out after one game. Tired as hell. — LKM. (@soulonice6) July 12,…..

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Pac-12 Football Refs Head To Summer School

Since the inception of competitive sport, those who govern have always fallen under the heaviest of scrutiny — the ones at the top, the few behind the curtain, and the…..

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The True Loss Of The P.K. Subban Trade

The Canadiens shipped the face of the franchise – and the city of Montreal, in many respects – to Nashville. How the Subban trade is even more lopsided than what the statistics and dollars will tell you.

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Summer Watching Guide: Euros 2016

For sports, summer is hit or miss. It really depends on the year. Some years, it’s just baseball. That is a sport, not sports. Singular sport. Don’t get me wrong, baseball is great and…..

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Muhammad Ali: A Hero From The Past

It has been a few weeks, and most of the shock of Muhammad Ali’s death has dissipated. Our mourning is being gradually laced with acceptance. I decided to take time…..

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A Song For Muhammad Ali

The beauty and the beast of modern times is that we can all mourn together. Well, at least that’s one of the byproducts of our interconnected world these days. No…..

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WrestleMania 32: Previews & Predictions

There truly is nothing like WrestleMania. It is an event that has transcended being just a wrestling (or ‘wrassling’, depending on your angle) show. It is a cultural event along…..

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Six Reasons To Watch WWE SummerSlam

SummerSlam has become the second biggest night of the WWE year next to WrestleMania, and this year there is an all-out push to make sure that Sunday’s event registers on…..

NBA

Tarik Black Is Excited For A New Era Of Lakers Basketball

By Dan Duangdao / @DanDuangdao After a promising rookie season with the Los Angeles Lakers, Tarik Black was motivated to build upon his early success heading into the 2015-16 NBA.....

The Warriors Should Sign Baron Davis

The following is a very official, very scientific experiment in which we decide whether the Golden State Warriors should sign Baron Davis for the 2016-17 season. Question: Should the Golden.....

Kevin Durant’s Departure Is All The Oklahoma City Thunder’s Fault

There are some that believe the exodus of the Oklahoma City Thunder's best talent could've all been avoided. Here's the argument for that to be the case.

Baseball

Playing Out An All Legends, All-Time MLB Home Run Derby

One of sport’s greatest skills contest will be on display this evening, as baseball’s betting lines will be on fire for Major League Baseball’s annual Home Run Derby at Petco.....

The Real 2016 MLB All-Star Game Starters Debate

By Matt Whitener & Reverend Paul Revere Major League Baseball announced the rosters for the 2016 MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday evening, showcasing the results of the fan ballot for.....

Kevin Durant Wants To Have Fun, Chooses To Play For Fun Team

It’s officially official: Kevin Durant is a Golden State Warrior. It hadn’t really sunk in until after the press conference. But it’s sunk in now, and the seven-footer with a.....

Boxing & MMA

The Stock Market of Boxing – Assessing the Value of Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter

Prior to his victory over Shawn Porter in Brooklyn, Keith Thurman compared boxing to the stock market. Yet, the stock of 'One Time' wasn't the only one that was raised Saturday night.

Muhammad Ali: A Hero From The Past

It has been a few weeks, and most of the shock of Muhammad Ali’s death has dissipated. Our mourning is being gradually laced with acceptance. I decided to take time.....

Losing Legends: Reflecting On Muhammad Ali And Gordie Howe

Muhammad Ali and Gordie Howe existed in two totally different universes. The universes they inhabited are appreciative of their time and energy.

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Football

HBO’s ‘Ballers’: Season 2, Episode 2, ‘Enter The Temple’

Before we dive into what happened in Episode 2 of this season’s “Ballers,” I have a question. Am I the only one who feels like it is a disservice that.....

The Way Too Early 2016 NFL Preseason Top 12

While the dog days of summer near, it’s never too early to look at the top teams in the NFL. Although a lot can happen between now and Week 1,.....

HBO: Ballers: Season 2, Episode 1, Face of The Franchise

HBO’s hit television show ‘Ballers’ is back for Season 2 after a strong outing in its first season. Here at TSFJ, yours truly will be providing weekly commentary on the.....