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  1. Magic Johnson praises LeBron James, encourages athletes to take u...

    Dave McMenamin

    Decades after he started to become known just as much as an advocate for AIDS and HIV awareness as he was for being a basketball player, Magic Johnson challenged today's athletes to use their platform to take up a cause. And he commended LeBron James.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2014
  2. Lapchick: Nelson Mandela laid to rest at home

    Richard Lapchick

    Richard Lapchick observes the funeral of Nelson Mandela with the "Born Free Generation," and reflects on how sports continue to effect change in South Africa.

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2013
  3. Ubuntu philosophy lives on with Clippers

    Arash Markazi

    MEMPHIS -- Before the Los Angeles Clippers took the court Thursday night to play the Memphis Grizzlies, they gathered as a team in the visitor's locker room and lowered their heads in a moment of silence for the death of Nelson Mandela. No one in ...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  4. Nelson Mandela mourned by sports world

    Sports figures from Muhammad Ali to Tiger Woods to the president of soccer's governing body were among the many mourning the death of Nelson Mandela on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2013
  5. Echoes of the Long Walk

    Henry Abbott

    I read Nelson Mandela's book "Long Walk to Freedom" several years ago. On the cover, there's a quote from the Boston Globe, saying the book "should be read by every person alive." That's an absurdly big statement, but I could not agree more. Tw...

    Blog | February 11, 2010
  6. Dwight Howard, Chris Bosh, Dirk Nowitzki and other NBA stars lend...

    Richard Lapchick

    The lessons of apartheid still resonate for Dwight Howard, Dirk Nowitzki, Chris Bosh and others on a Basketball Without Borders trip to South Africa.

    Story | Conversation | September 14, 2009