Topic: NBA

January 2, 2014

What kind of person suffers through a performance specifically designed to create a very specific type of discomfort? A Knicks fan can probably tell you a little something about it.

December 25, 2013

Veteran big man Jason Collins has come out as the NBA's first openly gay player, which is good for him and the game and those of us who care about it. He did it with all the invisible but palpable grace and modesty that has helped keep him in the league all these years.

December 5, 2013

Antonio Gramsci can tell us more about the slippery, difficult business of building a basketball team than you might expect. Although most of it is about what we -- and NBA general managers -- don't know.

November 26, 2013

When Metta World Peace (then known as Ron Artest) thanked his therapist after the greatest moment of his basketball career, he connected with many basketball fans who had gone through related issues in the past. One Lakers fan, however, helped learn how to become more comfortable with the Asperger's syndrome he had discovered only a year earlier.

November 15, 2013

A photo of Michael Jordan, wearing a Michael Jordan-themed t-shirt and playing beer pong, is maybe not quite worth a thousand words. But what words it's worth are... well, wondering why he's doing that.

November 13, 2013

The Cleveland Cavaliers have a new coach, who is also their old coach, and who is sort of a more complicated case than you might think.

November 11, 2013

Everyone with an opinion thought Anthony Davis would be good, and could become one of the NBA's great big men. He's better than that. Already.

November 5, 2013

There are still more questions than answers where the 2013-14 NBA season is concerned. Some of those questions are bigger than others.

October 31, 2013

Amar'e Stoudemire won't be celebrating Halloween, apparently. This is a bummer, and a silly thing to take such a strident stance over, but... more candy for the rest of us?

October 30, 2013

The New York Knicks stage-managed their team's media rollout as best they could, and with all the paranoid passion the organization brings to its engagements with the media. Nevertheless, plenty of humanity still seeped into the proceedings—because these were the Knicks, and because that's just the way it works.