Topic: NBA

November 7, 2014

Heirlooms to treasure, from our collection to yours. Also Scottie Pippen makes for a shockingly good spoonerism.

May 15, 2014

The Knicks got outbid on Steve Kerr, which is probably fine. It seems to have happened for the same old Knicks reasons, and that is a less good thing.

April 25, 2014

How much does Shaquille O'Neal dislike Dwight Howard? Enough to hold him to a totally arbitrary standard for greatness, for starters.

April 23, 2014

In 2011, Dirk Nowitzki gave everyone who cares about the NBA something they did not dare expect. He, and those Mavericks, gave some people even more than that. They needed it.

April 23, 2014

...Well, obviously they're not perfect. They probably won't survive their series against the Spurs. But their perfection all depends what you have in mind.

April 10, 2014

The Bucks are losing, and losing a lot. Which means that, in a weird sense, the would-be fan revolutionaries behind the online movement Save Our Bucks are winning. Their goal is simple: a future that doesn't look like the past for one of the NBA's most consistently mediocre franchises.

April 8, 2014

On attending a Minnesota Timberwolves game with a two-year-old, and other new and promising experiences.

April 3, 2014

The middle of the NBA, and the bottom of the playoff pack, is supposed to be the worst place to be. The Mavericks and Bulls seem not to care much, and have made doomed middle-class striving look downright dignified in the process.

March 21, 2014

NBA commissioner Adam Silver says it's "inevitable" that NBA jerseys will feature advertisements and brand logos in the future. "Inevitable" is definitely one word for it.

March 11, 2014

Basketball just looks a lot easier when Paul George plays it than it usually does. That hasn't stopped him from working hard at it, which is just another reason why George is one of the NBA's truest must-watch stars.