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  1. Former NBA player Jackie Robinson wants arena on Vegas strip

    A former NBA player says he wants to build a $1.3 billion arena and hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.

    Story | Conversation | December 25, 2013
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  3. Jason Collins' coming out was supposed to be this generation's Ja...

    William Jelani Cobb

    William Jelani Cobb writes that when Jason Collins came out, it was supposed the next big Jackie Robinson moment. It wasn't. But it did reveal a growing stereotype that African-American males, especially in sports, are holding back LGBT equality.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2013
  4. Brooklyn Nets commemorate new home of Ebbets Field flagpole

    Mike Mazzeo

    On Tuesday, the Brooklyn Nets held a ceremony to commemorate the new home of the Ebbets Field flagpole, just steps from Barclays Center.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2012
  5. Give 'em some love

    Brian and Andy Kamenetzky

    ESPNLA has launched a Sweet 16, Los Angeles-style. The most beloved figures in L.A. sports history. As you can imagine, there are one or six Lakers in the bracket. Make sure you drop by and vote. Vote here: The Most Beloved....

    Blog | March 12, 2012
  6. Jerry Reinsdorf's work promoting diversity makes impact in Chicag...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Jerry Reinsdorf makes an impact by focusing on diversity.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2012
  7. Kudos to the Nets for putting Brooklyn in their name

    Scoop Jackson

    The Nets won't play there 'til 2012 (and that's only if the NBA lockout has ended by then.) But it isn't too early to celebrate the return of big-time pro sports to Brooklyn.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2011
  8. Malcolm Gladwell on the NBA lockout

    Malcolm Gladwell

    The author of The Tipping Point explains why owning a basketball franchise has always been a bad business — and ought to stay that way.

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2011
  9. Curtis Granderson is right, but lack of black fans doesn't mean b...

    LZ Granderson

    Fewer black players and fans aren't necessarily a sign that baseball is taking a step back or that Jackie Robinson's legacy is fading. Rather, it's an evolution.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2011
  10. NBA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, a lifelong Los Angeles Dodgers fan...

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    He grew up with them in New York and followed them to L.A. But now, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's lifelong love affair with the Dodgers is being tested by the Frank McCourt ownership era.

    Story | Conversation | July 06, 2011
  11. ESPN players survey: Jackie Robinson most important

    A survey of 100 African-American athletes conducted in December 2010 found that the most important African-American athletes ever were Jackie Robinson (62.5 percent), Muhammad Ali (57.3 percent) and Michael Jordan (54.2 percent).

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2011
  12. Survey: Black, white fans see sports as racially progressive

    Mark Fainaru-Wada

    Twenty five years after Martin Luther King Jr.'s life was first honored with a national holiday, black and white sports fans alike view the sports world as far more racially progressive and unifying than the rest of society.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2011
  13. Bill Russell: The Jackie Robinson of basketball

    Mark Haubner

    We enjoy offering coverage of basketball books over at The Painted Area. In 2010, the regal presence of the greatest winner in American sports history, Mr. William Felton Russell, seemed to show up all over the place in hoop literature. In particular...

    Blog | December 31, 2010
  14. What's In A Last Name: Determining The Most Powerful Surname In S...

    Getty Images You better have a hiding spot, because Magic is going to open his eyes any second now. Wide receiver Sinorice Moss was signed to a one-year tender by the Giants earlier this week, and that got us thinking: how many people do we know ...

    Blog | April 18, 2010
  15. On Jackie Robinson Day, Bud Selig talks about his quest to bring ...

    Ian O'Connor

    Bud Selig's legacy depends on bringing African-Americans back to baseball.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2010
  16. The history of black athletes in America transcends their exploit...

    Scoop Jackson

    A writer reflects on the greats of the games -- Dr. J, Jim Brown, Bill Russell and others -- and the roles they played during the journey into the American mainstream for blacks.

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2010
  17. LeBron James wants the National Basketball Association to retire ...

    Howard Bryant

    LeBron overlooks a thing or two when he says the NBA should retire Michael Jordan's No. 23. Like Jackie Robinson. And American history. King James should know better.

    Story | Conversation | November 24, 2009