Sam Amico

Prior to joining OutKick, Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com. A native of Akron, Ohio, his career began in Wyoming, where he wrote about everything from college football to rodeos to sled-dog racing. He also spent some time in West Virginia and insists he is the only sportswriter in history to cover "the two least-populated states that start with W" for a combined decade.

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Clay Travis
NBA
Sam Amico

Clay Praises Enes Kanter, Questions Beijing Winter Games

Enes Kanter has gotten the Boston Celtics banned in China because he has consistently called out the CCP’s human rights injustices, and OutKick founder Clay Travis says he hopes others in the NBA will join him. Kanter most recently addressed Nike and slave labor practices. “The NBA’s rank hypocrisy here where it comes to ripping More

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NFL
Sam Amico

Saints Slop Way Past Seahawks To Stay In Division Hunt

Probably the most exciting thing about the New Orleans Saints’ 13-10 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night was the Manning brothers broadcast, during which Peyton briefly sported Eli’s New York Giants jersey. Other than that, this was the very picture of drab. Little offense, lots of rain, a few missed field goals and More

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Mark Zuckerberg
Media News
Sam Amico

Facebook Aims To Silence Conservative Voices As Employees Share Disdain For Zuckerberg

Facebook is the largest social media platform, and it’s also the most likely to root for Democrats. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, employees at the tech giant have purposely tried to silence voices on the right. Or as the New York Post puts it, Facebook employees “have consistently pushed to suppress or de-platform right-wing outlets such as Breitbart, despite objections from managers trying to avoid political blowback.” Per the Post: The internal debates — captured in message-board conversations reviewed by the publication — fuel new concerns that the platform is treating news outlets differently based on political slant.Of special focus in the report was Breitbart, which employees have targeted to remove from the News Tab function, especially amid protests following George Floyd’s death by Minneapolis police last year.After a staffer asked about removing Breitbart, a senior researcher responded, “I can also tell you that we saw drops in trust in CNN 2 years ago: would we take the same approach for them too?” he wrote. Along with that, it appears a large segment of employees don’t care for founder Mark Zuckerberg, as revealed in leaked emails posted by The Atlantic. It seems Facebook employees are concerned that […]

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