The RP’s Weekly Web Gems: The Politics of Hoops

The Politics of Hoops

The Lockout is serious business–serious enough to make the NBA fine (Bobcats owner/best player ever) Michael Jordan $100,000 [Black Sports Online]

In case you missed it (and you probably did) FIBA held its regional Olympic qualifying tournaments in Europe and the Americas last week.  The John Calipari coached Dominican Republic team was competitive, but failed to make the Olympics after their starting point guard, former Louisville guard Edgar Sosa, went down with a  nasty broken leg.  Beware this footage. [Deadspin]

Here is a sad story about a high school basketball player killed because of gang violence.  [Wall Street Journal]

Somebody calculated the fair market value of college athletes.  They are worth more than 6 figures.  Nobody should be surprised.  [AP]


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