As the NBA regular season draws to a close, the postseason picture gradually begins to take shape, laying the groundwork for another world champion to be crowned. And while the league is one driven by stars, the difference in the razor-thin margins of the playoffs can often be the contributions [...]
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As the new year begins and the NBA enters its midseason stage, teams’ true identities begin to materialize. Pretending to be something you are not for 10, 20 games is one thing. But by the time we reach the 30s and 40s, we have a solid understanding of who the [...]
In the midst of a brutal start to the 2021 season, the Los Angeles Lakers did not receive any merry holiday respite in their Christmas Day contest. No wish lists were checked off, and no carols were sung in the postgame locker room. What L.A. did receive was a package [...]
In a country founded upon the exchange of ideas, on the freedom of individuals to communicate and disagree, Laura Ingraham encouraged silence. "It's always unwise to seek political advice from someone who gets paid $100 million a year to bounce a ball," Ingraham said on her FOX News show, The [...]
The summer had been eventful, but exhausting for Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo. After leading the Bucks to their first NBA championship in over 50 years and taking home the Finals MVP award, he was on top of the basketball world, pulled in every direction by fans and media who [...]
Simone Biles sat at the press conference table, not alone, but with her teammates by her side. The greatest gymnast the world has ever seen had just withdrawn from the Team All-Around Final in the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games out of concern for her mental health. In her absence, the [...]
It had been a long day for Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas. Then again, it had been a very long year, the latest in a career he hoped would continue to grow longer. Earlier in the evening on August 30, 2017, Thomas had been traded from the Boston Celtics, the [...]
The Philadelphia 76ers began the season searching for optimism. After an offseason of drama surrounding star Ben Simmons, Philadelphia tipped off their opening night matchup without the former All-Star on the court, and the general attitude surrounding the team boiled down to a single assumption: until Simmons returned or the [...]
In sports, one of the difficult tragedies to observe is that of wasted potential. A player losing what looked to be a promising career to injuries, or a solid team never having the pieces they need to put together a championship run. These occurrences are common-- heartbreaking, but common. Less [...]
As yet another year of NBA coaching vacancies are filled, a refrain that has become hauntingly familiar in the sport quiets down once again: “Who is going to hire Becky Hammon?" Hammon, 44, is a female assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs and has filled that role since 2014. [...]