The NBA is back. But players have declined to participate and the games will miss the energy of fans and entertainment. Will the NBA Finals winner be an asterisk champion?
Covid-19 and BLM protests have watered down the NBA restart. The NBA has lost its relevance. And yet, Lakers-Clippers is intriguing and worth the hype it will receive on opening night.
J.R. Smith back in the NBA, if it happens, will make the NBA overwhelmingly entertaining.
Is this a defining moment in Kyrie Irving’s life? Or is he just being Kyrie?
NBA players don’t trust NBA fans. NBA players think that once games start, fans will pretend the last two months have been some sort of bad nightmare, instead of the groundwork for police reform.
The NBA has never had a moment like this. Watched by millions around the world, will they embrace the moment, create policy, demand justice, and continue their season? Or, will they fold under the weight of what the world needs from them?
Mahmoud Abdur-Rauf refused to stand for the national anthem. The league tried to stop him. They were complicit in ending his career
Adam Silver is credited with being a visionary and socially responsible. But three years ago, white comfort trumped black pain
Vince Carter has a complicated Toronto history. It made it a perfect place to return in April and say goodbye.
Wes Unseld was a gentle but ferocious big man who stood his ground against Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He is one of the NBA’s top 50 Players.