This year’s off-season in the NBA has proven to significantly change what it means to have a successful legacy in the highest level of basketball and what it means to pursue that type of legacy.
A story line that did so much to define the past NBA season came to its natural conclusion just 48 hours after Toronto clinched its spot atop the basketball world. Superstar Anthony Davis finally got the trade he (and Rich Paul and LeBron James to a lesser, but still significant degree) wanted.
Draymond Green correctly highlighted the issues with the term “owner’ in the NBA, but he forgot to mention the lack of diversity in the league’s highest circle.
Instead of creating effective change and keeping the Lakers competitive in a new era of the NBA, Jeanie Buss only seems to be deepening the hole from which the Lakers are trying to emerge.
The emotion Rose provoked in the city, in Bulls fans was illuminating — so much could be learned by the observance of what fueled that emotion and what dividing lines were exposed as disappointment and frustration became twin pillars of his career.
Lonzo Ball is finally taking advantage of the life he wants to live, not just following through on what his father wants.
LeBron James deserves at least some blame for his role in the Lakers’ struggles, however, most of the blame goes toward Magic Johnson and the front office.
2 Chainz was wise to bring King James into his project due to the basketball player’s business acumen and social justice conscious, both of which seemed to seep into Chainz’s work on Rap or Go to the League.
In both the Nets and the Clippers, KD and Uncle Drew can not only be stars, they’ll also have clean slates to work with and platforms to creating new historic feats.
Only a handful of franchises can call themselves making a move that could alter the balance of league competition for the remainder of this season.