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Basketball news and analysis from The Nation
August 31, 2017
The Houston Stadium Grift Comes Home to Roost
As the waters rise, it is unconscionable to keep spending money on sports arenas so billionaires can plunder and vultures like Joel Osteen can stay on the grift.
July 13, 2017
Cavaliers Owner Dan Gilbert: Cleveland’s Corporate-Welfare King
The City Council of Cleveland is siding with the billionaire against the people it represents in an outrageous $200 million corporate-welfare stadium scam.
July 4, 2017
NBA Free-Agency Madness and the Strength of Kaepernick’s Silence
We talk to NBA writer Sekou Smith about Phil Jackson, free agency, and how the league has changed.
June 26, 2017
The Seattle Storm and Planned Parenthood Break New Ground
The WNBA franchise is standing with Planned Parenthood.
June 14, 2017
Will the Warriors Turn Down a Trip to the White House?
If any team would publicly and collectively decide not to make the White House visit, it would be these Warriors.
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June 1, 2017
Even LeBron James Can’t Escape This Toxic Wave of Racist Hatred
Athletes have long been the targets of white supremacists—but they are also part of the resistance.
May 30, 2017
Frank Deford’s Wicked Grace
The greatest sportswriter of his generation has passed away, leaving behind a legacy of acolytes who swear by the joy and power of the written word.
May 30, 2017
A Rally for Colin Kaepernick—and Free Speech
People are putting the NFL on notice over its treatment of Colin Kaepernick.
April 28, 2017
Why the ESPN Layoffs Are So Disappointing
The mass layoffs at ESPN reflect on our own economy and our own lives.
April 25, 2017
Anatomy of a Train Wreck: The Patriots White House Visit
editor Melissa Jacobs on the Aaron Hernandez suicide and the Pats trip to this abnormal White House.