Carmelo Anthony Will Address Social Injustice At Summer Olympics
Last Friday, Carmelo Anthony responded to the news about the Alton Sterling and Philando Castile shootings by posting a strongly worded message on his web site and Instagram. He talked at length about why he believes more athletes need to "step up" and address important social issues rather than shying away from doing it because of their endorsement deals. (Complex News)
James Harden filled up the stat sheet in his Drew League game on Sunday, dropping 42 points, grabbing six boards, dishing out four assists, swiping three steals, and dealing with one fed up courtside fan. (Complex News)
Woman Confronts Passenger Who's Masturbating on 2 Train
Despite the promised conveniences of public transportation, the general task of getting to and fro in a big city unfortunately has its fair share of downsides. In addition to random and troubling acts of violence, subway cars are sadly frequented by those who choose to exhibit some truly disturbing sexual behavior. (Complex News)
The Root hosted the event "Young, Fabulous and Female" in New York City May 25, 2016 featuring panelists Caralene Robinson, MaameYaa Boafo, Lauren Maillian and Jovian Zayne, moderated by The Root's Publisher Donna Byrd
LeBron James is only 31, so he still has a lot of life left in his NBA career. His new $100 million contract will likely keep him in Cleveland with the Cavaliers for the next three seasons, and once that contract is over, there's a good chance he'll sign another one for another few years (and maybe bring the "Brotherhood" together when he does it?).
On Sunday, the Cavs beat the Warriors to win the NBA Championship-the first major sports championship that a Cleveland team has won since 1964. Of course, LeBron James-who was a beast in the playoffs-was named the MVP. LeBron fans celebrated. Cavs fans celebrated. But, wait-so did Rihanna. (Complex News)
Ellen Degeneres Accused of Racism Over Usain Bolt Pic
Ellen DeGeneres is receiving widespread backlash from several people on social media after she tweeted a photo of herself being piggybacked by Usain Bolt on the now-famous photo of himself smiling while leading his competition in the Olympic 100m semifinals. (Complex News)
The Internet Reacts to Kanye West's 'Famous' Music Video
On Friday night, Kanye West revealed the visual for "Famous" in front of an audience of thousands at The L.A. Forum, and many more sitting at home watching the live feed of the event on Tidal. (Complex News)
Ryan Lochte Apologizes for Lying About Robbery in Rio
Ryan Lochte may have gotten out of Rio de Janeiro just in time on Wednesday and avoided a thorough police investigation into the report he filed on Sunday after he claimed he was robbed at gunpoint during a night out, but the three teammates who were with him at the time of the alleged robbery weren't so lucky. (Complex News)
Kevin Durant & the Warriors: Everything You Need To Know
Kevin Durant, undoubtedly this offseason's most sought after NBA free agent, has made his "decision" official. He posted a letter on The Players' Tribune on Monday morning and announced he is leaving the Thunder and signing with the Golden State Warriors. (Complex News)
The Democratic National Committee today announced the first ad in a seven figure national paid media campaign for the fall that will mobilize key constituencies of the Democratic Party to turn out in November’s election. The first ad, ‘Obstruction’ features President Obama and will air on African American radio stations nationally.
'The Decision': Don't Compare Kevin Durant & LeBron James
It was the perfect storm, really, one we likely won't see again until-er, maybe next summer. The best (regular season) team in NBA history, the 73-9 Warriors, with an open roster spot, the salary cap shooting up from $70 to $94 million, and the perfect Warriors-style player, a 6'11" sharpshooter by the name of Kevin Durant, entering free agency at the peak of his prime. (Complex News)
To hear the pundits tell it, the reason Democrats took a big hit in Tuesday night’s midterm elections was the sinking popularity of President Barack Obama. And certainly, he’s not riding quite as high in the polls as he was a few years ago.
But whatever the political challenges that Obama and Democrats faced in 2014, the story looks different when you look at the record, rather than the outcome of one election.
Party politics might be souring the president’s narrative right now, but t...
Early last week, Yahoo! Sports reported that Tim Duncan was on the verge of retiring. On Monday morning, Duncan announced that he has decided to go through with his retirement plans after 19 seasons in the NBA. And he did it in just about the most Tim Duncan way possible-by issuing a low-key press release through the Spurs. (Complex News)
In a video posted by TMZ, Timberlake is shown making his way through the mass of people when all of a sudden a hand reaches out and touches his mug. A visibly disturbed Timberlake looks back at the man and shouts "Why would you do that?" (Complex News)