All Basketball Players Don't Fight
What happened to good sportsmanship in professional sports? Players are fighting, spitting, and stomping on each other - and for what? These cats are making millions, and they're acting like thugged out school yard bullies. While the media focuses on the violence, and inappropriate conduct, I'll shift your attention to what the grown athletes are doing to give back.
Former Atlanta Hawk Mike Glenn, has a foundation that helps deaf athletes. He's hosting a two-day celebration that's raising money for his camp, and honoring Black althletes. On Sunday, he hosted a fundraiser that brought together some great ex-players. James "Red" Moore (Negro League Player/Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame), Ralph Sampson (Houston Rockets), Michael Douglas (Harlem Globetrotters), Wyomia Tyus (Olympian), and many others.
The two-day event continues with an exibit, that honors an un-legendary boxer named Tom Molineaux. Molineaux fought his way out of slavery with his fists. It's a brutal tale, but he battled other slaves to entertain the masters. He eventually won his freedom, and went on to become a boxing champion.
So take a look, because some athletes are working on good things.