Those of us who live beyond the jurisdiction of Adam Silver’s invisible sphere of sanctuary do so cautiously as the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, continues to lurk throughout our nation in similar obscurity but with much different test results.
Though more attributable to a fear of financial forfeiture than the righting of a moral compass, this decision to re-brand Washington illustrates how this current age of heightened sensitivity toward social injustice can unravel even the most stubborn threads of tradition.
Though risky, creating a bubble plan for players that have a legitimate chance at making the playoffs and winning a championship makes sense; having players play just to stay competitive without a winning end goal does not make sense for this current environment.
This NBA season is up for grabs and against all odds the NBA has provided itself with a platform and the games to entertain us through the remainder of the summer.
Jay-Z infamously said at the announcement of his upcoming work with the NFL that the league is past the kneeling stage, stating that it is time for action. It would be hard to imagine that the celebrated entertainer and business man picturing the actions becoming so drastic within a year’s time.
The NBA’s plans to bring the game back has a lot going for it, but the risk of perpetuating another Covid-19 breakout looms large.
Now in the midst of a nine-month off-season, the Bulls will be able to officially evaluate the next steps for their franchise.
Under Sloan’s leadership, the Jazz staked out a relevancy and standard for quality that allowed the franchise to reign at the top of the Western Conference.
ESPN’s 10-part documentary series was more than just a trip down memory lane, it was a much-needed breather from our worldwide crisis that has toppled our everyday lives and forced us to question if a resurrection of our previous way of life is even possible.
It could be argued that Hodges could have offered a level of perspective and personal insight that would have enriched “The Last Ride,” even in spare doses.