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On the Soapbox: Garcia not only insulted Woods, he insulted us all

Golfer Sergio Garcia’s played the race card on Tiger Woods with the “fried chicken” reference, which insulted all African Americans.

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On the Soapbox: Black Student-Athlete’s graduation rate

The universities are partially at fault for low graduation rates, but at some point personal accountability has to be taken.

Isiah Thomas is correct when he puts part of the blame for black athletes failing to graduate on the administration, but the student-athletes themselves need to be held more accountable. 

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On the Soapbox: Clippers are finally on par with the Lakers

Just like the Lakers, the Clippers entered season with high expectations, but have little to show for it.

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On the Soapbox: Injuries do not justify disappointing season for the Lakers

Offense sputters miserably in all six games without Kobe Bryant as Dwight Howard does not rise to the occasion. 

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It’s great to be a Los Angeles sports fan right now

Lakers, Dodgers, USC football, and UCLA basketball are all doing great things.

Whether it is Dodgers Stadium, Staples Center, the Coliseum, or Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles is the city to watch super teams dominate the opposition. 

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Sure, the current USA basketball team could beat the Dream Team

The Dream Team (left) had some of the greatest basketball players ever, while the current team has many of the best players of today, but they are not stacked with Hall of Famers. 

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LeBron James has finally arrived as one of the greatest players ever

LeBron James now has the hardware to strengthen the argument that he is one of the greatest NBA players ever. 

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Lin-sanity is rooted in race

But that is not a bad thing.

New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin has caught the sports world’s attention.  But Lin-sanity is not based on long-term greatness, but on race. 

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The NBA Lockout

Please do not argue with the Sports Editor.  That’s like taking the side of millionaire players or billionaire owners.  It just does not make any sense.  Illustration by David G. Brown

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Bring the Chargers back to LA, but leave the Raiders in Oakland

Bringing the Raiders back to Los Angeles would mean an invasion of Raider Ran. 

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LeBron is great, but not iconic

LeBron James was supposed to be the Chosen One, but once again he came up short when it mattered the most.  This time around he does not have a sub-par supporting cast to blame.

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The NCAA from top to bottom is dirty

The NCAA said that USC had a “lack of institutional control,” but that could be said about the NCAA itself. 

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Sucks to be a Los Angeles sports fan right now

Lakers, Dodgers, USC, and UCLA are all in the dumps.

Dodger Stadium is one of the jewels of Los Angeles, but the Dodgers, just like the other Los Angeles teams, are struggling big time. 

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Even with the steroids issue, Bonds is still a baseball Hall of Famer

There are no asterisks by Bonds’ first 14 seasons, which are Hall of Fame worthy.

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Terrell Owens may have a hard time getting in the Hall of Fame

Terrell Owens dominated on the field, but he will be most remembered for the feuds that he had with teammates and coaches off of it. 

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Blacks ripping blacks: Bernard Hopkins questions Donovan McNabb’s blackness

Boxer Bernard Hopkins questioned NFL quarterback Donavan McNabb’s “blackness” and compared him to a house slave. 

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HBO Real Sports: Paying college athletes

NCAA Sports makes billions of dollars, but none of those funds goes to the athletes, who are pretty much the product that are being sold.  Photo by Jason Lewis

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When fighting in sports is okay

Fighting in ice hockey, where the athletes are mostly white, is acceptable by the sporting pubic, but in the NBA or NFL, where the athletes are mostly black, punishment is swift and harsh.  

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Interesting when the shoe is on the other foot

BYU’s Jimmer Fredette has been compared to white basketball players instead of the top scorers in the NBA.


BYU’s Jimmer Fredette has been compared to top white players, but not black players.  (AP Photo)

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Paying college athletes is nothing but trouble

Former UCLA Bruin Price has earned the right to cash the big checks in the NFL. But paying players before they get there would be a mistake. Photo by Jason Lewis 

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