When I first heard the story about Emile Griffith beating Benny "The Kid" Paret so bad that he died 10 days later, I thought of the anger many closeted athletes hold inside.
In ESPN The Magazine's Taboo Issue, LZ Granderson writes that by purporting to respect athlete privacy by avoiding talk of sexuality, writers are actually perpetuating the stigma and failing to move the issue forward.
I believe Stoudemire when he says he wants to bring New York back to glory, and he has the game to do it. But his actions in the past two months make me wonder if he'll ever "get it."
We already knew what kind of player Kobe Bryant was in pressure moments. Now we see how he really feels about some of the people he works with.
Hawaii coach Greg McMackin's gay slur is merely a symptom of a much larger problem.