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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.
February 11, 2021
Why Did Mark Cuban Fold?
The controversy over the anthem shows, yet again, that there is nothing “united” about these United States.
January 21, 2021
Kyrie Irving Does Not Have to Be Who You Want Him to Be
He's the epitome of “player empowerment,” much to the chagrin of the NBA and its scribes.
October 20, 2020
Why Are People Watching Less Sports?
Sportswriter Jane McManus joins the show to talk about a new survey on sports viewership
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October 16, 2020
NBA Bubble Postmortem
Were NBA players correct to finish their season, given concerns that they would distract from the movements in the streets? I think they were.
October 13, 2020
Bubblicious: What the Bubble Meant for the NBA
NBA scribe Michael Lee joins the show to talk about the Covid Bubble, the NBA Finals, and Lebron’s legacy.
October 12, 2020
If the NBA Stands for Racial Justice, What About Tom Gores?
The franchise owner of the Detroit Pistons also owns a predatory prison telephone company. Shouldn’t that matter to the NBA?
September 29, 2020
Kobe, Shaq, and the Lakers’ Circus Maximus
Author Jeff Pearlman joins the show to talk about his new book on the Shaq/Kobe Lakers dynasty.
September 18, 2020
American Athletes Can Decide This Year’s Election
In a year of marked by mass uprisings and the Covid pandemic, Trump depends on sports to project a sense of normality. Will the players comply?