• Sports Authority founder sounds off on LeBron James, mixing sports with politics

    Sports Authority founder sounds off on LeBron James, mixing sports with politics

    The founder of Sports Authority says he’s dismayed by athletes who are mixing politics with sports — and said he would demote their products if he were still in charge. “If I had Sports Authority, I’d take the LeBron [Nike] shoes and put them on the back shelf,” said Jack Smith, who resigned from the …