The storyline of team USA’s disappointing loss in the quarterfinals to Serbia has dominated the FIBA World Cup headlines. Team USA will not take home the gold medal and will not medal placing seventh.
Little Caesars Arena in Detroit was the site for the opening night of the Ice Cube’s Big 3 three on three basketball league. The league is starting to really gain momentum, and Season 3 is touted to be the best so far. Several big-name former NBA players will be joining the league this year. Gilbert Arenas, Jason Terry, Lamar Odom, Josh Smith, Will Bynum, Anthony Morrow, and Mario Chalmers just to name a few.
Next summer is still a ways off, but at the level Davis is currently playing he will be the MVP in the league. The torch will be officially pasted to Davis from LeBron James as the leagues best player.
It is my opinion that ultimately most men do not respect the skill and hard work. Most men will not tune in to watch for silly reasons like they do not dunk routinely, or the pace of the game is to slow. These playoffs have proven that if you tune into these games you would see some exciting, thrilling, fast pace basketball being played at a high level. The women’s game mirrors the men’s game with court spacing, three-point shooting and post players with the same versatile skill sets just like their male counterparts.
We are currently in a time in sports where players are starting to understand the power they have and they are exercising this power more and more. This needs to be applauded instead of criticized, but this whole idea that they can not think for themselves and other people are making these decisions for them need to stop, or at least let's apply this narrative to all athletes across the board, and not just to black athletes.