Sports: Doctors Say Dave Mirra Had CTE Before Committing Suicide; First Known Case in Action Sports

There’s been a lot of talk and ongoing studies about CTE and what causes the damage.  So far the NFL has taken the brunt of the criticism but there’s been speculation about the effects of boxing, MMA and action sports.  Now we have the first known case of that same chronic brain damage in action sports.  BMX icon Dave Mirra, who died in February, suffered from CTE, a University of Toronto neuropathologist has concluded. Multiple neuropathologists confirmed the diagnosis.

Sports: BMX Legend Dave Mirra Dead at 41 of an Apparent Suicide

The sports world is mourning the loss of BMX legend Dave Mirra who has died in North Carolina. He was 41.

(Video) Kicks: Nigel Sylvester x Vice Sports! (PART 2)

Nigel Sylvester might be BMX’s most recognizable figure, but his life and career are anything but typical of the sport. With several major endorsements, a clothing line and riding videos featuring the likes of French Montana and Pharrell, he has taken his brand far beyond the bike and garnered criticism for it along the way. Although he’s constantly reminded of his presence in a predominately white sport, Nigel has injected his unique personality into BMX and found unparalleled success doing it.

(Graphic*Video) Caught On Tape: Bike Jump Leaves Leg Hanging

‘Hooooooly Sh*t’…Not to laugh at dude, but that 1st reaction is funny as hell!!!

Kicks: Nigel Sylvester Nike SB Dunk High SOMP Release

Nike sponsored athlete Nigel Sylvester will drop the first ever retail release by one of their BMX riders. The Nike SB Dunk High consists of a all black Euphoria Nubuck upper with Nike’s classic Safari print on the eyestay and collar. The all white midsole sits atop a gum outsole, and to finish them off the insoles contain Nigel’s signature on the right and S.O.M.P (Standing On My Pedals) on the left. Check out more looks after the jump..

Sports: Olympics Considering Adding 3-on-3 Hoops & BMX Freestyle

I would love to see both of these added to the Olympics!  With three years until the Rio Games, 3-on-3 basketball and BMX freestyle are trying to join the Olympics.

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