Every so often in text message exchanges I’ll make use of a GIF depicting Jimmy Butler’s playful reaction to then-Chicago Bulls teammate (and one-part athlete-to-three parts shooter) Doug McDermott’s serendipitous […]
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.
Much like the enduring impression Bryant left on the game of basketball, it’s become frightfully apparent that the sorrow and longing to wake from the collective nightmare sparked by his death, isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
Jackson shouldn’t be limited to the announcer’s area of the sideline if he doesn’t want to be, he is a rightful candidate for any opening and possible NBA opening right now.
With the perceived hindrance to player development and team success now discarded at the coaching level, the stakes have been raised as high as the United Center rafters.
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.