Tags: James, LeBron

Sports of The Times: LeBron or Not, the Cleveland Cavaliers Get Millions for Arena Renovation

Northeast Ohio offers a tale of two legacies. LeBron James departed for Los Angeles earlier this summer and left behind a spectacular gift for his hometown Akron, Ohio: a new elementary school for at-risk children and tens of millions of dollars for college scholarships. An hour’s drive to the north, the Cavaliers lost that same…

A’ja Wilson, W.N.B.A.’s Top Rookie, Finds Her Voice and Her Way

While starring at South Carolina, where she led the Gamecocks to the N.C.A.A. title as a junior, Wilson revealed her struggle with dyslexia in an essay for The Players’ Tribune. Gamecocks Coach Dawn Staley suggested Wilson work through her reading issues by reciting scripture at the team breakfast on game days. “I’m more of a…

Sports of The Times: Donald Trump and the Black Athlete

O.K., sure. We cannot read any man’s mind. It is important as well not to take on the role of yogis, bending so far backward that we pitch into outright credulity. Time and again, this president has questioned black intelligence. And from the former N.F.L. quarterback Colin Kaepernick to the transcendent point guard Stephen Curry,…