The title of Dave Sheinin’s new book screams volumes. It’s simply “RG3,” and in those two letters and single digit lies the message that Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is famous enough to be identified by only three strokes on a keyboard (like a few players of that other Washington contact sport, politics).
The annual National Basketball Association All-Star Game isn’t taken too seriously by basketball fans. It’s best appreciated as the culmination of a weekend of parties attended by athletes and their celebrity friends. Before the most recent competition on Feb. 26 at the Amway Center in Orlando, the players mingle beside the court with director Spike Lee and civil rights activist Jesse Jackson. Rapper-turned-actor Common visits Cee Lo Green. Their younger peers, Lil Wayne and his protégé, Drake, make faces for TNT’s cameras.
Lew Wolff , co-owner of the Oakland Athletics baseball team, began acquiring luxury hotels in the 1990s, when they were considered a risky investment. Now he may be selling as rivals are buying properties.