Taking His Talents to South Beach: LeBron James’ 2010 Free Agency Decision, the Possessive Investment in Black Bodies and the Resistance to the Agency of Black Athletes
Author’s Note: This essay was 2015 before Colin Kaepernick and before the election of Donald Trump.
1. The Decision
Ben Carrington poses the question “can the black athlete speak,” and writes “Black athletes have re-made sports, but not under conditions and rules of their own choosing” (2010, 177). 15,521 more words
For years now the Philadelphia 76ers have been telling their fans to “Trust the Process”. The basic translation of trusting the process is to deal with being the worst team in the league for a number of years, and waiting for the high draft picks they get to turn into good players that can actually win games. 357 more words
Well it sure was an interesting week. Two surprising wins from Fenwick sent one team out of our top-20 and another spiralling out of the top-10. 380 more words