Remember the furor Charles Barkley stirred up over two decades ago when he declared that he was not a role model? It ended up being a pretty brilliant marketing ploy by Nike, but it also generated a great deal of debate in terms of athletes and the expectations we heap on them.
The advent and proliferation of social media and ubiquitous access to all manner of news from various sources has impacted the way we view the most famous faces among us. Where athletes were once universally lionized as demigods, we can now see them as fully mortal, for better …Read the Rest
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