Topic: Basketball

March 26, 2015

Part of writing about sports is asking questions of people who don't necessarily want to answer them. It's not fun for anyone, but it's worth doing. So: what questions are worth asking?

March 17, 2015

Love being wrong? Enjoy having some small shred of your emotional well-being and self-image tied to the basketball actions of a jittery 19-year-old? We already know the answer, and yes Classical Bracket Buddies is back on and popping.

January 22, 2015

Everyone seems to agree that nicknaming Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson "The Splash Brothers" was a pretty solid idea. But do we really need to nickname every other NBA backcourt? The answer is yes. We do need to, and we did.

April 23, 2014

In 2011, Dirk Nowitzki gave everyone who cares about the NBA something they did not dare expect. He, and those Mavericks, gave some people even more than that. They needed it.

April 23, 2014

...Well, obviously they're not perfect. They probably won't survive their series against the Spurs. But their perfection all depends what you have in mind.

April 10, 2014

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.

April 8, 2014

On attending a Minnesota Timberwolves game with a two-year-old, and other new and promising experiences.

April 3, 2014

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.

March 24, 2014

On Friday, Matt Osgood wrote about how Wichita State could win the NCAA Tournament and change everything. On Sunday, the Shockers lost. So...

March 21, 2014

NBA commissioner Adam Silver says it's "inevitable" that NBA jerseys will feature advertisements and brand logos in the future. "Inevitable" is definitely one word for it.