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As the effects of the overturning of Roe v. Wade ripple throughout the nation, notable professional athletes and teams speak out while many remain silent.  There’s an intersection between social justice and sports not because people are changing, but because platforms are. In 1969, Olympic gold medalist Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists
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Montverde Academy’s Dariq Whitehead (0) reacts after forcing a turnover during the second half of the GEICO Nationals quarterfinal between AZ Compass Prep (Ariz.) and Montverde Academy (Fla.), Thursday, March 31, 2022, at Suncoast Credit Union Arena in Fort Myers, Fla.Montverde Academy defeated AZ Compass Prep 72-63.GEICO Nationals 2022: AZ Compass Prep (Ariz.) vs. Montverde
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Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports Saints: Alvin Kamara bracing for major NFL suspension by Mark Powell NBA rumors: Blockbuster Lakers-Nets trade for Kyrie Irving that would melt everyone’s brain by Alicia de Artola The Orlando Magic shocked the world by taking Duke’s Paolo Banchero with the first-overall pick of the 2022 NBA Draft. The Orlando Magic
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It’s NBA Draft night which means the trades winds will be whirling and deals will be made that alter the future of franchises all over the league.  Like a tree falling in the forest when no one is around to hear it, is it truly the NBA Draft without an onslaught of trades? Perhaps more
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Auburn Tigers forward Jabari Smith speak during a press conference before the second round of the 2022 NCAA tournament at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, S.C., on Saturday, March 19, 2022. Arch Manning chooses Texas over Georgia, Ole Miss and others by Matt Verderame Twitter goes wild over Arch Manning to Texas Longhorns by
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The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. Player comparisons are an inevitable part of the NBA Draft conversation, a handy shorthand for communicating a large amount of information about a player’s physical tools, skills, possible NBA
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Unknown date; Atlanta, GA, USA; FILE PHOTO; Los Angeles Lakers center Wilt Chamberlain (13) is defended by Atlanta Hawks center Walt Bellamy (8) during the 1972-73 season at The Omni. Mandatory Credit: Manny Rubio-USA TODAY Sports The Long Two: How Jayson Tatum and the Celtics can get better this offseason by Ben Ladner A new
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May 25, 2022; Miami, Florida, USA; Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) talks with guard Duncan Robinson (55) during the fourth quarter of game five of the 2022 eastern conference finals against the Miami Heat at FTX Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports The Heat came up just short against the Celtics in this
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