NBA http://wesa.fm en Responding to Bad Behavior in Professional Sports http://wesa.fm/post/responding-bad-behavior-professional-sports <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After </span><a href="http://nypost.com/2014/05/03/stiviano-sterlings-recorded-racist-comments-werent-his-first-to-her/" style="line-height: 1.5;">racist remarks from L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;were published online, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned Sterling for life from the NBA and fined him $2.5 million.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Veteran AP sports editor and journalist John Affleck, a Knight Chair in Sports Journalism and Society at Penn State talked about h</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ow far sports leagues should go to clean up bad behavior, not only by owners, but coaches and players.</span></p><p> Mon, 05 May 2014 19:50:52 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 28704 at http://wesa.fm Responding to Bad Behavior in Professional Sports Why Doesn't Pittsburgh Have an NBA Team? http://wesa.fm/post/why-doesnt-pittsburgh-have-nba-team <p>Sports teams enjoy an intense amount of popularity in Pittsburgh.</p><p>The Steelers hold more Super Bowl victories than any other franchise, the Penguins enjoy the highest TV ratings for any NHL team since 2000 and the Pirates are experiencing a surge in popularity following their first winning season in 21 years.</p><p>Even college teams like the Pitt Panthers or the Duquesne Dukes hold strong followings.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:40:13 +0000 Reid Carter 24591 at http://wesa.fm Why Doesn't Pittsburgh Have an NBA Team? A Sportswriter's Inspiration http://wesa.fm/post/sportswriters-inspiration <p>The news of NBA player Jason Collins has garnered a lot of attention. As the first player in one of the four major sports to come out, he's being seen as a trailblazer. His story inspired sportswriter,&nbsp; Pitt graduate and our guest, <strong>Tony Jovenitti</strong>, to come out in <strong><a href="http://www.outsports.com/2013/4/30/4284028/jason-collins-gay-nba-inspires-young-sportswriter-to-come-out-of-closet">an essay</a></strong> for the website Outsports. Mon, 06 May 2013 13:01:06 +0000 Heather McClain 9047 at http://wesa.fm A Sportswriter's Inspiration Coming Out in the NBA http://wesa.fm/post/coming-out-nba <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Pittsburgh Post-Gazette columnist <a href="http://old.post-gazette.com/columnists/bio_norman.asp"><strong>Tony Norman</strong> </a>shares his thoughts on NBA player Jason Collins becoming the first active athlete in any of America's four major professional sports leagues to acknowledge his homosexuality. He'll discuss what it means for the LGBT community as well as the African American community. Thu, 02 May 2013 15:03:24 +0000 Heather McClain 8880 at http://wesa.fm Coming Out in the NBA Sports N' @ with Bob Dvorchak http://wesa.fm/post/sports-n-bob-dvorchak <p>Pittsburgh Post Gazette sports writer emeritus a.k.a. our Sports Guy, <a href="http://bobdvorchak.com/sports-n-at/"><strong>Bob Dvorchak</strong></a> comments on the 2024 Olympics coming to Pittsburgh, the Steelers' locker room blow up and how about an NBA team&nbsp;for&nbsp;Pittsburgh?</p><p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 16:53:11 +0000 Heather McClain 1524 at http://wesa.fm Sports N' @ with Bob Dvorchak