Jordan’s recent activity — including public statements against institutional racism and managing player-owner relations during the bubble boycott — is a reconciliation of sorts with his voluntary exclusion from socio-political affairs in the past.
By boycotting its playoff game Wednesday in protest of the indefensible shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin and the perpetuation of police brutality, the Milwaukee Bucks made the kind of statement that sanctioned social slogans and conspicuous court embossing couldn’t.
Yearly, the NBA gears itself up with its greatest talents to provide a memorable showcase for lovers of basketball. This year, the league’s scope is arguably as wide as its ever been on its best holiday.
Some of WARR’s top basketball minds answer pressing questions regarding the new NBA season.
This year’s Finals brings two hard truths: 1. The Golden State Warriors are bound to get their 3-Peat and completely solidify their current run as one of the greatest teams in modern sport, and 2. Drake is already impossible to deal with and he will be the death of us all if the Toronto Raptors win.
Coming off a weekend where a hotly contested Game 6 played on one evening and two Game 7’s played on one night to determine final invites to the Conference Finals, playoff competition is flying at observers at a wild pace.
The first round of this significant playoff season is one that could be signalling a new era of basketball, an era of basketball that does not include the king of the postseason, LeBron James.
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.
‘Tis the season for all NBA fans to celebrate because the annual Christmas basketball showcases have officially arrived.
WARR contributor Chris Pennant covers the Chicago Bulls and the NBA