Van Gundy, who will take his fourth head coaching job, had most recently been an analyst for TNT and one of the most politically outspoken figures in professional sports through his Twitter account.
by: Jonathan Abrams — NY Times 21 Oct
Tyrese Haliburton is one of many college stars forced to stay idle ahead of the draft because of the pandemic.
by: Astead W. Herndon — NY Times 21 Oct
In an interview, the recently crowned N.B.A. champion addressed his latest political push: combating misinformation among Black communities before Election Day.
by: Harvey Araton — NY Times 19 Oct
With fan attendance most likely limited, if not in doubt, for next season, our former columnist reflects on what could be lost from courtside observers.
New York Knicks
... be “the Oak Man of Knicks fans.” The broadcaster Mike Breen, another regular pregame visitor to Musler ...
by: Sopan Deb — NY Times 17 Oct
It will take some teams more than one off-season to retool themselves into contention, but there is at least one thing each team can do to improve. Here are our suggestions.
by: Jonathan Abrams and Natalie Weiner — NY Times 16 Oct
The women of the W.N.B.A. have made it a hotbed of activism, leading the way for higher-profile professional leagues in combining social action and sports.
by: Sopan Deb and Marc Stein — NY Times 15 Oct
Morey’s tweet expressing support for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters last fall initiated a rift between the N.B.A. and the Chinese government.
by: Marc Stein — NY Times 14 Oct
In this newsletter, Marc Stein says Butler was the breakout star of the N.B.A. finals, even in defeat. Plus: Why one ring isn’t enough to put LeBron James on the Lakers’ Mount Rushmore.
... an (roughly $3.7 million) in Covid-19 relief funds to China in February. The Nets announced the donation at the time on the Chinese social media platform Weib ...
by: Scott Cacciola — NY Times 10 Oct
The Los Angeles Lakers expected to win a championship on Friday, but they were denied by the hot shooting of Miami’s Duncan Robinson (and, of course, Jimmy Butler).
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