avatar

About Omar Tyree

Omar Tyree is a New York Times bestselling author, an NAACP Image Award winner for Outstanding Work in Fiction, a professional journalist, lecturer, poet and advocate of urban literacy. He has written and published 27 books and sold more than 2.5 million copies worldwide. You can view more of his work and career @ www.OmarTyree.com.
bknation_camnewton2

The Black Athlete: The Big Money Game

By Omar Tyree Last week, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton became the latest $100-million man in the NFL, joining a list of 10 other guys that includes: Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Ndamukong Suh, Calvin Johnson, J....
bknation_Starting-Five (2)

The Black Athlete: Pick Your Starting Five

By Omar Tyree As the 2015 NBA Championship games get underway this week between Stephen Curry’s Golden State Warriors and LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers, I decided to have some fun with all of you serious historical b...
bknation_lebron-james-and-stephen-curry.jpg

The Black Athlete: The Amazing LeBron James

By Omar Tyree Unbelievable! That was my immediate response to the most talked about, scrutinized, celebrated, disrespected, revered and underappreciated professional athlete in the world — Mr. LeBron James — ...
bknation_stephcurry.jpg

The Black Athlete: Steph “The Chef” Curry

By Omar Tyree I’ve lived in the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, with my family now for the past 15 years and owned season tickets to the Bobcats games for the first three seasons of the new basketball franchise. In &h...
New England Patriots backup quarterback Tom Brady warms up on the sidelines before the game against the Detroit Lions at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich., Friday, Aug. 4, 2000. Brady is a former starting quarterback at the University of Michigan. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) ORG XMIT: POS102

The Black Athlete: Equal Punishment for Tom Brady

By Omar Tyree I woke up this Tuesday morning to another bomb of sports news dropped on the NFL; “Four-time Super Bowl winning quarterback, Tom Brady, has been suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season. The Ne...
bknation_Kentucky_Wildcats3.jpg

The Black Athlete: Down Goes Kentucky!

By Omar Tyree Two weeks ago I wrote about the history of the Kentucky Wildcats basketball team going from an all-White American college squad under Coach Adolf Rupp from the 1930s to the 1970s, to a nearly all-Black team...
bknation_calipari (2)

The Black Athlete: Kentucky Basketball Legacy

By Omar Tyree Nearly a decade ago, my wife and I took our two basketball fanatic sons to the local movie theaters to watch a film called Glory Road, about a Texas Western (El Paso) University basketball coach Don Haskins...
Jonathan Drouin

The Black Athlete: Million-Dollar Meat Markets

By Omar Tyree Professional team sport leagues trade players, run scouting combines, and drafts to stock and restock their respective teams. Although many professional athletes make millions of dollars, the team business ...