Tagged: NBA

Free Speech Is Dead, Donald Sterling Edition

First, it was Brendan Eich, a heroic American whose only alleged transgression was lending financial support to a political movement explicitly predicated on the idea that gays were a threat to the safety and...

It’s Time for Donald Sterling to Go

The NBA can survive with all kinds of bad behavior by owners. But it can’t survive owners being caught on tape warning their girlfriends against associating with African Americans, or insisting that African Americans not be brought to their NBA basketball games.

The Best Journalism of 2009

I’d like to nominate this Vlade Divac profile for Conor Friedersdorf’s annual “best of” compilation.

“I had to get my book game back up”

An entertaining article on the reading habits of NBA players, international and homegrown alike. On a related note, Lakers Coach Phil Jackson distributes  books to his players every season; here’s this year’s list.

Quote of the Day

“What the heck is Yahoo? Is it one of those computer things? Is that like Twittering?” – The inimitable Gregg Popovich, demonstrating his technological savvy right before tip-off.

Don’t disenfranchise foreign NBA fans

In lieu of discussing more serious matters (Citizens United, health care, “Jersey Shore”), I’d like to direct your attention to the pressing issue of NBA All Star voting. After Tracy McGrady’s hobbled corpse nearly...

NBA Finals Open Thread

Got any wild predictions? Irresponsible betting advice? An over/under for the number of times Kobe sneers at no one in particular after draining another nasty jumper? I’m tentatively picking the Lakers in six, but...