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.
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.
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.
He can't shoot, not even a little bit. He's a recent Rookie of the Year who is making a living as a sixth man at the age of 24. And yet Tyreke Evans, flaws and all, is still making it happen, and maybe playing better than he ever has.
At its highest level, basketball is a game played by some of the most graceful and determined athletes in the world. It is also played at other levels, and this New Hampshire men's basketball league is one of those.