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What’s a Coach to Do? Teach Ethics!

Stan Van Gundy

News flash: star players are treated differently than bench sitters. If we have surprised you with that observation, please let us know. In fact, we have a bridge we’d like to sell you along with a classic Ford Pinto and a case of White Coke. As for the news flash, no matter your game of choice, the star player almost always gets star treatment. Is it fair? Depends of course; always depends, and we’re not talking adult diapers. Teams and leagues often peg their status to the exceptional human beings who […]

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Sports Ethics: Carmelo Wants to Choose the Coach

Carmelo

We read about it just today. Carmelo Anthony wants to have a hand in choosing the next coach for the New York Knicks. Now before going any further, I will acknowledge that the NBA is unlike any other sports scenario. There are so few players, there are relatively few teams and then there’s the money. Lots and lots of it. The star players are wealthy. They live in wealth, spend that wealth and have luxuries that few of us have ever experienced. Carmelo Anthony is one of those guys. He […]

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The Kristaps Porzingis, Kent Bazemore Ethical Staredown

Bazemore Porzingis

Sports Ethics is not about taking easy paths. It is not about political correctness, looking for controversies that aren’t there, or claiming outrage where it does not exist. Sometimes there will be a “huge incident” in the world of sports that everyone is talking about and Chuck and I will instead choose to post blogs or write articles about (seemingly) minor incidents that appear as little blips running across the media radar screen. Why don’t we always go along with the crowd? Because sometimes we need to look behind the […]

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Ray Rice is Looking Better

Ray Rice

Please forgive us for not spending half this post re-hashing all of the details of the Ray Rice domestic violence incident. Anyone with a room temperature IQ and a sense of right and wrong understands what he did was wrong. We don’t speculate on whether his skills qualify him for a return to football on athletic merit. We don’t know. Chuck lectures, consults and trains others on the topics of sports ethics; he doesn’t keep stats on “40 times” and production/productivity. We don’t know if Rice will ever wear a […]

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