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I thought the message of these four was very balanced and much needed to cut through the bullshit you see on both sides of the debate. Their platform doesn’t allow them to blatantly state certain things, but it was all there if you listen to it.

No, the situation we’re in is not 100% due to racism in the police force. And no, it’s not 100% due to crime rates in the black community.

If you can’t grasp the nuance of this issue, you will likely settle for organizations selling you easy solutions. 

Respect, gentlemen! 

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Who will be hoisting the Larry O'Brien Trophy in June?

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As they did with teams, ESPN also picked the 20 best athletes of the last 20 years (1995-2015). Their top 10:

  1. Michael Jordan
  2. LeBron James
  3. Tiger Woods
  4. Tom Brady
  5. Roger Federer
  6. Serena Williams
  7. Peyton Manning
  8. Kobe Bryant
  9. Michael Phelps
  10. Derek Jeter

In my opinion, LeBron, Tiger, and Jeter are ranked way too high, and Kobe, Phelps, Shaq (11th), Messi (12th), Tim Duncan (14th), Usain Bolt (16th) are ranked way too low. The rest seem OK.

Full list here.