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J. A. Adande


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Past articles by J.A.:

Black assistant coaches get hurt the most in recruiting scandals

The most remarkable aspect of the government case that ripped apart college basketball last week is that the closest thing to a victim might be the alleged perp… → Read More

This isn’t the baseball I grew up watching

The declining number of African-American players in baseball hasn’t merely changed the demographics of the sport, it’s changed the way the game is played. It’s … → Read More

O.J. Simpson will return to a bleaker racial landscape

The singular shot in O.J.: Made in America that stays with me from the nearly eight hours of footage came near the end, when a faded can of Coca-Cola rusts away… → Read More

Zach Randolph takes Grizzlies’ soul with him to Sacramento

In all NBA offseason activity, only one move represented a cultural shift: Zach Randolph leaving the Memphis Grizzlies to sign with the Sacramento Kings. Other … → Read More

LeBron’s defaced gate brings racism into focus

Editor’s note: This story contains explicit language. “NIGGERS” It was plural. Keep that in mind. The racial slur spray-painted on the gate outside LeBron James… → Read More

Out of the ordinary: Ewing would be a good choice to lead Georgetown

It took the news that a John Thompson is no longer coaching at Georgetown to make you realize that it’s been 18 years since the original John Thompson coached at Georgetown. So great was the power … → Read More

Saxophonist Mike Phillips hopes his anthem performance brings attention to ending domestic violence —

There is an adjective we have to include when we discuss the national anthem performances of saxophone player Mike Phillips, whose rendition before an Atlanta Falcons playoff game launched the #sax… → Read More

Steph Curry’s crossover is strong — especially off the court —

Stephen Curry has even more range than you think. This goes beyond draining 30-foot shots. This is demographic range, the ability to dip into widely divergent cultures and be comfortable in both. I… → Read More

Doc: Think Pierce 'back and forth' on retirement

Doc Rivers said that while he thinks Paul Pierce is "going back and forth" on whether he should retire, the Clippers have plans that would let Pierce walk away as a member of the Celtics. → Read More

American war hero inspiring USA Basketball

Army Major Scotty Smiley, who saved his unit in Iraq at the cost of his sight, speaks to Team USA and highlights the idea of selfless service. → Read More

Everybody's favorite Amar'e Stoudemire dunk

Back in March of 2010 Amar'e Stoudemire did something very special. → Read More

Viral Vault: The epic pizza throw in Boston

On April 16, 2007, the world witnessed a perfect pizza throw from an upset Red Sox fan, who, as the story goes, retaliated against another Boston fan while he was distracted by a foul ball. → Read More

Bregman impresses in field in MLB debut

Astros third baseman Alex Bregman makes his major league debut on Monday and gives Houston fans a preview of things to come by making two nice plays in the field against the Yankees. → Read More

Young woman in marching band becomes Internet sensation

A member of the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps has garnered millions of Facebook views with her face, as opposed to her keyboard. → Read More

With Kevin Durant walking, where do Thunder go from here?

With the face of the franchise leaving for the Warriors, the Oklahoma City Thunder now turn their attention to Russell Westbrook. → Read More

SVP: This is chapter to remember in book of LeBron

Scott Van Pelt's One Big Thing is LeBron James silencing his critics and winning what will be remembered as the greatest feat in James' career when it is all said and done. → Read More

Barkley: LeBron still not top-five player of all time

Charles Barkley says despite LeBron James' performance in the NBA Finals, James still does not crack the top-five for Barkley's best players in NBA history. → Read More

Cavaliers erase 3-1 deficit to win first NBA title

The Cavaliers erase a 3-1 series deficit to defeat the Warriors 93-89 in Game 7, earning Cleveland its first NBA title. LeBron James scores 27 points, grabs 11 rebounds and hands out 11 assists en route to winning the Finals MVP. → Read More

2016-17 NBA offseason free-agency primer

The 2016 season is over, but there's still time to get up to date on all the offseason storylines before free agency hits. → Read More

Scars and all, Cleveland fans get on board with Cavs

Cleveland hopes a Cavaliers championship is in the cards for a tortured sports city. But it might help to forget the past when facing the Warriors in Sunday's Game 7 (8 p.m. ET, ABC & WatchESPN). → Read More