The NBA can’t avoid a domino-like effect impacting the ’20-21 slate, but recent advances in handling the virus has allowed for increased chances in re-gaining revenue and fan engagement, making starting on one of the prime holidays make a lot more sense.
Seeing LeBron James pose with the Larry O’Brien Trophy and the Bill Russell Finals MVP trophy for the fourth time was supposed to be captivating. It wasn’t, though.
In the face of the best example yet of Jimmy Butler’s superior ability to win at all costs, there still exists a sizable segment of basketball fans convinced that his superstar bark lacks qualifying bite.
Aside from Donovan’s coaching efforts this past season with a retooled Thunder playoff team — ultimately making him a candidate for coach of the year — his experience and presence highlights the true components in developing this new culture the new Bulls management is emphasizing right away.
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.
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.
I remain cautiously optimistic about NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s re-imagining of this 2019-2020 campaign and like him I’m as eager as any other time we’ve approached the playoff season to watch the drama of the post-season unfold.