Should the NBA let players smoke marijuana?

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern told Uninterrupted that marijuana should be taken off the banned list. Marijuana has medicinal properties that help with pain and anxiety, properties that could benefit NBA players. For big men with chronic knee pain, the sticky icky is a godsend. However, marijuana is still illegal at the federal level and promoting marijuana use to minors who look up to the pl…

Should Michigan State sports get the death penalty?

Larry Nassar is just the tip of the iceberg for Michigan State. ESPN Outside the Lines reports the university has a history of denial, inaction and information suppression—in regards to sexual assault—dating as far back as 1997. This could be considered lack of institutional control and some believe the university should lose its sports programs as punishment. However, with Baylor and Penn State w…

Which NBA franchise is the greatest: Los Angeles Lakers or Boston Celtics?

The Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics are two of the most successful franchises in NBA history. The Los Angeles Lakers have 16 NBA Championships and electrified the NBA with some of the most entertaining basketball players of all time. The Boston Celtics have 17 NBA titles and built their identity on tough players who worked together as a team. Who do you got? 🏀…

Should steroids users be inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame?

The Baseball Hall of Fame reveals its Class of 2018 in late January, and there are a few notorious names on the ballots. Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens are infamous steroids users, but they are garnering votes to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Many believe steroids users shattered the integrity of the game and should not be honored among the game's greatest players. Others believe they have pai…

Would you trust USA Gymnastics with your child?

Former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar and the heartbreaking testimonials from former gymnasts are a black eye for the prestigious sports organization. With the organization in disarray and officials letting a monster like Nassar prey on girls for years, there is no reason to trust USA Gymnastics with your children anytime soon. Still, with new leadership and heightened awareness, others believ…

Should Gregg Popovich run for president in 2020?

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich made waves on social media, saying wealthy people should donate money "because we’re rich as hell and we don’t need it all, and other people need it...You’re an ass if you don’t give it." Popovich is known for speaking for the poor and disenfranchised. Many believe the White House desperately needs that kind of leadership right now. Still, he's just a ba…

Greatest tennis player of all time: Serena Williams or Roger Federer?

Roger Federer is arguably the greatest man to ever play tennis, but is he the greatest tennis player of all time? Federer is competing for his sixth Australian Open title, a championship Serena Williams, the greatest woman to play the sport, has won seven times. Serena has won 23 Grand Slam championships, including one where she was pregnant. However, Federer is known as the greatest men’s player…

Are eSports competitors really athletes?

Competitive gaming has exploded recently, and professional gamers have become superstars. Their popularity has made them targets for people outside eSports, mocking their athletic ability. Recent studies say the training necessary to become a professional gamer can be just as physically taxing as any other professional sport. Critics say video games do not require physical skill or strength, and w…

Should 'storming the court' be completely banned?

Rushing the court (or field) is one of the grandest sports traditions. When a team wins an upset or a championship, fans will pour out on the court to celebrate with players. It's a once-in-a-lifetime memory for a lot of fans who love their schools or teams. Still, there are often opposing players still on the court when it happens. Those players could be in danger or cause harm if provoked. Bette…

Should MLB get rid of umpires?

Umpires have been an essential part of baseball. But with blown calls and run-ins with managers, should they continue to be on the field? Although they get some calls wrong, human error is part of the game and adds an integral element of drama to the game. However, errors should not be accepted, especially when championships and millions of dollars are on the line. What do you think? ⚾ …