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Basketball news and analysis from The Nation
June 9, 2021
The Seattle Storm Is the Most Political Team in Sports
The team won its fourth league title last year and has been making history off the court as well.
June 2, 2021
Naomi Osaka and the Growing Backlash Against Athletes Who Dare to Speak Out
Fan violence in the NBA and the French Open crackdown on Naomi Osaka have something glaring in common: the reassertion of power over outspoken Black athletes.
May 26, 2021
New York Needs Trae Young
After the year from hell, New York City awakens to jeer their very own basketball villain.
May 20, 2021
Kyrie Irving’s Comments on Palestine Are a Big Deal
The basketball savant has called for the bombs to stop as well as a new internationalist humanism.
May 11, 2021
Women’s Hoops 16 Years After Shattering the Glass
Authors Pamela Grundy and Susan Shackelford join the show to talk about their classic book,
Shattering the Glass: The Remarkable History of Women's Basketball
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May 6, 2021
Sports Unions Come Together to Fight for the PRO Act
The sports unions for basketball, baseball, football, and hockey have combined forces—and the labor movement is stronger for it.
April 30, 2021
Voices Are Raised Against the NBA Launching Its New African League in Rwanda
Human rights groups are concerned that using Rwanda as a backdrop would provide a public relations boost for its autocratic leader.
March 24, 2021
Appreciating the Legend of Elgin Baylor
Baylor changed the way the game was played, on and off the court.
March 3, 2021
Kelly Loeffler Just Lost Her WNBA Team to a Player She Refused to Meet
A massive story just went down in Atlanta, if we take the time to acknowledge it.
February 25, 2021
Welcome to the Real March Madness
So called amateur athletes are being treated like professionals in every way except getting paid.