All basketball players work in the same medium, with something like the same tools. This doesn't mean they're all the same type of artist, though. We know the greatest players not just by the new things they create, but by how they create them.
Kobe Bryant's new Twitter feed reveals some, suggests much, and is generally and totally gripping and weird. So, pretty much perfect for Kobe Bryant, then, and a little masterpiece of opaque virtuosity.
The first installment in our NBA preview series on individual players focuses on perhaps the NBA's most individual player, Kobe Bryant, as he starts another season in his life's work: unapologetically working to harness his own world-historic self-obsession.
With our planet still ravaged by the effects of The Great Bug War of 2026, it’s nice to wax nostalgic from time to time and look back to a simpler time in Earth’s history. This time I will focus on when man and machine first became one and how the National Basketball Association (sports league, 1946-2024) dealt with the arrival of what was then referred to as The Singularity but is now commonly known as The Progress.