by Ed O'Bannon with SI contributor Michael McCann
In 2009 the star forward for the 1995 UCLA Bruins became the face of a landmark class action lawsuit against the NCAA, arguing against its continued use of his likeness for profit. Now he's speaking out for college athletes' rights:
"With practice, travel, the playing schedule and everything that's involved in being a Division I basketball player, there's so much time dedicated to your sport. There's not a lot left for school and life. So when there are certain classes offered that you're interested in but you can't take [because of schedule conflicts], what do you do? You're forced to answer the question: What's the actual reason I'm here? The reason is to play basketball. I bring money into the school and ultimately into the NCAA's pockets. That's what it is."
GOAT - DAILY FANTASY SPORTS
Available in the App Store
Daily fantasy meets HQ Trivia in this mobile game that offers real cash for correctly forecasting the day's sports outcomes. Finally, a use for your gift of knowing that Ben Bishop would make more saves than Petr Mrázek tonight!
NBA DUNK CONTEST
Feb. 16 at 8 p.m., on TNT
Donovan Mitchell, Larry Nance Jr., Victor Oladipo and Dennis Smith Jr. will compete for the crown in the All-Star weekend tradition of What Can I Jump Over That Will Make Seven-Foot Men on the Sidelines Scream into Their Fists the Loudest?
So, 13 years ago Snoop Dogg—yes, the D-O-double-G himself—created a youth football league in inner-city L.A. This eight-episode docuseries follows some of league's players, and of course, the dopest coach in football.