Jonathon Issac, defending his decision not to wear a t-shirt that says Black Lives Matter, said racism isn’t the worst thing. A whole bunch of slaves, plus Rev. Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Medger Evers, 4 little girls in a Birmingham church, all murdered because of racism would disagree
Mark Jackson’s team took a vote. It was simple: yes or no. Quit the first-round playoff series? Or, continue? For sure, Clippers owner Donald Sterling hit a nerve with his racist diatribe, though his casual racism wasn’t a surprise. But the timing was awful. Instead of questions regarding matchups, strategy, and defense, the series was…
Because Dwight Howard has freedom of speech, the expectation is that Howard will use that freedom wisely, that he will read the room. But speaking appropriately considering the country is experiencing a pandemic is not what Dwight Howard is capable of.
Dame Lillard is 30. It won’t matter. He will be just as lethal as he was at 29 and 28 and 27. But is that enough to turn the Blazers into contenders?
Since the snitch hotline is the most memorable thing about the bubble, I asked my boyfriend what he would do. He didn’t mince words.
Damian Lillard: sage. He predicted there would be bubble rule-breaking. America meet Richaun Holmes and his momma.
The bubble is here. It isn’t perfect. But it’s better than dying of Covid. Or being unemployed unable to pay your bills.
Can the Raptors repeat? Giannis or LeBron for Finals MVP? Melo getting his first ring?
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.