Dr. Duke's Domain
Dr. Andrea Duke touches on the issue of bullying within sport culture, and interviews former Spur Bruce Bowen to hear his perspective.
I've been called an ADDICT when it comes to social media, and I won't deny it. So this week, I put down my phone and closed my computer to experience the NBA Finals matchup in the strangest way these days - with ONLY the television on.
Whether or not the Spurs are to blame for the lack of media coverage during the NBA season, the finger rightfully gets pointed at the media in their "since they are winning, I guess we should pay attention to them" coverage during the playoffs.
There's a reason why you get so absorbed with your teams, why you memorize stats for specific players & why your world often seems to revolve around sports, & sites like Twitter reinforce that fanaticism in ways that make a virtual world very real.
As quickly as a public figure is able to achieve a place in public discourse the 24-hour news cycle ensures that their reputation can be destroyed with a single story. What does this say about us and how we view allegations about those we admire?
The Spurs don't have players that revel in controversy or over-commercialize themselves, seeking every endorsement and sponsorship available. The team just plays basketball, and over the course of the last 15 years they've played better anyone else.