Kelly Bryant rode into Columbia as a beacon of hope for Mizzou. After Drew Lock was drafted in the second round by the Denver Broncos, Mizzou found itself without the extraordinary QB who had called the shots for the past four seasons. Instead of crossing their fingers and hoping one of the …

There was a classic recurring skit on The Chappelle Show (the co-GOAT TV show alongside The Boondocks) called “When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong.” The premise was simple. A black person, usually played by Dave Chappelle, suffered some minute form of disrespect. The character faced a choice bet…

Ever since Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao ventured into the welterweight division in the mid-to-late 2000s, the 147-pound division has been the center of the boxing universe. One could argue that the welterweights have ruled the roost since the 1999 “Fight of the Millennium” between…

With the announcement that St. Louis will soon be home to an expansion team in the MLS, a raging debate has emerged among St. Louis sports fans. Is St. Louis a baseball town or a soccer town? Let’s not forget the St. Louis Blues drew an estimated 500k fans to celebrate the team’s first Stanl…

In last week’s column, “Big Baller banned,” I opined about the infamous interaction between LaVar Ball and Molly Qerim that resulted in Ball getting banned from ESPN. Due to the nature of the topic, I expected that some readers would experience ruffled feathers.

LaVar Ball is no stranger to making waves in the media. The most well-known NBA dad shot onto the scene by saying outlandish things in front of every camera and microphone in his vicinity. No matter the time or day, Ball always has something slick to say.

Barring a blockbuster discovery that Zion Williamson is Communist Russian Al-Qaeda operative, the Duke superstar is a lock to be the first overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. That means there is currently more anticipation for the NBA’s draft lottery, than the draft itself.

For years Damian Lillard has been overshadowed by an overabundance of talented point guards in the Western Conference. Steph Curry, Russell Westbrook and James Harden (who plays both guard positions) have racked up MVPs, scoring titles and become some of the most well-known athletes in the w…

Last season, the Boston Celtics came within one game of reaching the NBA Finals. Despite losing Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward to injury, Al Horford, Jayson Tatum, Jalen Brown and Terry Rozier nearly shocked the world by pushing LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers to the brink of elimi…

It is no secret that Houston’s James Harden and Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo are the current frontrunners for the 2019 NBA MVP award. Harden has been terrifying opposing defenses. The bearded wonder leads the league in scoring at 33.7 points per game. He recently dropped more than 40 po…

Many players in the NBA would give their left pinky toe in order to play for the Golden State Warriors. Kevin Durant endured the scorn of the world by joining the Warriors in 2016. David West passed on tens of millions of dollars with other teams to sign with the Warriors for the league mini…