Mea Culpa Time for Phil and LeBron?

Phil Jackson isn’t a stranger to pissing people off. He called the Spurs 1999 championship the asterisk championship because it was earned in a strike shortened year. He motivated through public ridicule Shaquille O’Neal, frequently tossing zingers in the media about Shaq’s well documented laziness and weight. He once said that if Shaq ended his…

76ers Strategy: Silence Black Lives Matter

The last thing the NBA wants is racial controversy. Take your pick as to why. Too many black players. Too many white customers. Many years ago, David Stern tried to wrestle control from the rap/hip-hop culture by installing a dress code. That made his white customers comfortable, seeing tall black men in suits rather than…

What Will the Warriors Do?

Steve Kerr tipped the Warriors hand when he came out last week and called “disgusting” the police shootings of unarmed black men, a narrative that stained the summer with tragedy and outrage. Kerr then reaffirmed the right of Colin Kapernick, who began the protest/athlete movement in August. Although Kerr was non-committal about his players protesting-…