Category Archives: On the NBA

On the NBA: Waiting for Superman

Dwight Howard and Carmelo Anthony both return to the cities that birthed their superstar NBA careers, this week. Anyone with a head can see that the efforts of both to play off these visits as ‘business as usual’ are in vain. Both Howard and Melo, in relation to Orlando and Denver, respectively, illustrate the craziness [...]

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On the NBA: ‘Basketball Diplomacy’

Along with members of the Harlem Globetrotters, Dennis Rodman visited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last week, in what the two men—now considered ‘friends for life,’ by Rodman—dubbed as a moment of ‘basketball diplomacy.’ Rodman subsequently went on network TV, Sunday morning, to relay the message that, when it comes to Barack Obama, the controversial Un doesn’t seek war; [...]

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On the NBA: Musings from the Dog Days of February

On the NBA: Musings from the Dog Days of February The Contingency League Last week’s trade deadline saw no splashy moves. The biggest headlines came from the Rockets, who stole #5 overall pick rookie Thomas Robinson from the Kings, under the nose of every GM with a pulse (I can’t wait to see Robinson’s scary [...]

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On the NBA: All-Star Weekend and Second Half Musings

We all think we’re ready for a break, every time this weekend rolls around. Then, soon as it’s here, we’re starved for content and competition, again. NBA TV was wise, this year, to fill some of the empty air time with their MJ, Bill Russell, and Barkley interview pieces; each of the pieces was intriguing. [...]

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On the NBA: Team Identity

Who has it, and who doesn’t? How is it born, what are its costs, and how is it ruined or improved? What is it? A look around the league will, hopefully, bring light to this concept which is both said to be entirely important for success, and variously disputed as one more piece of nonsense; [...]

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