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Mourners gather at a makeshift memorial for Kobe Bryant, the retired Los Angeles Lakers star, outside of the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Sunday, Jan. 26. Bryant, 41, and his daughter Gianna died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif., on Sunday with seven others. Jenna Schoenefeld / © 2020 The New York Times

Kobe Bryant, Sports Mania and a Nation’s Unhealthy Obsession

Kobe Bryant, Sports Mania and a Nation’s Unhealthy Obsession

Even the historically ugly world of partisan politics has worsened by taking on the characteristics of sports fanaticism, with the electorate declaring loyalty to their preferred teams and news commentators, aping all the worst tics of sports talk radio. At what point does this all stop being fun? Continue reading…

Kobe Bryant On Trayvon Martin: "I Won't React To Something Just Because I'm Supposed To Because I'm An African American"

During an interview for the New Yorker, basketball icon Kobe Bryant commented on reactions to the Trayvon Martin case, and his opinion might raise some eyebrows given that Bryant is a celebrity and not supposed to engage in this sort of independent thinking. “I won’t react to something just because I’m supposed to, because I’m