The NBA Needs An Elite Player Bonus

Karl-Anthony Towns is going to be in the same financial stratosphere as Finals MVP Kevin Durant. At first glance, Towns salary extension makes it seem as if the NBA is a socialist business model. It is not. It is capitalism all the way which means it’s not Towns fault he is getting what the system…

2018-19: The Overpaid and Still Waiting to Be Paid

106 days have come and gone since the Golden State Warriors repeated as NBA champions. As another season is about to begin with training camp, media interviews, scrimmages and five on five, players on vacation are now players who have to work. The business of basketball is about enormous salaries and who can possibly live…

Tom Brady-ing the NBA

Conspiracy theorists love the NBA and for good reason. The structure of the game- fans being so close to the players, the players so public about their grievances, the refs reactions, the quick pace- make it prime for overreaction and skepticism. Hidden subtext about the product, particularly endings, are open for far flung theories that…

(Not the NFL) NBA Ratings Are Up: Here’s Why

NFL anxiety over player insurrection and fan backlash and ratings debacles buried the lead when the NBA opened their season two weeks early. Unlike their NFL brethren, there was little discontent, hardly a peep on the black nationalism front. Not a protest nor raised fist on day one. The summer exhaustion made everyone take a…