Category: NBA

NBA Fans Yearn for Semblance of Normalcy

The 2019-20 NBA season, after weeks of postponement due to COVID-19, resumed and finished in the Orlando bubble in March. Since the NBA’s intentions were to create an environment maximally safe from the virus, gameplay differed vastly from the usual stadiums packed with cheering fans. Despite the bubble’s resounding success in keeping teams safe from [...]

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Where the NBA Went Wrong This Season

After an extremely successful postseason amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the NBA decided to move forward with the 2021 season in a more traditional manner. Players, coaches and team personnel will no longer be isolated in a bubble, as the NBA felt that it was necessary to relieve involved parties of mandatory restrictions. However, the risks [...]

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Players Run the Show in Modern Day NBA

Just minutes after the Houston Rockets fell to 3-6 on the year, superstar guard James Harden thanked the Houston faithful for eight successful seasons in H-Town as he began a new chapter of continuing his basketball career with the Brooklyn Nets.  It was only a few years ago that Harden commenced his rise to stardom. [...]

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James Harden: A Rockets Legend

“#Rocket4Life” was a guarantee that superstar guard James Harden made to the Houston Rockets’ fan base in a September 2017 tweet. However, as demonstrated many times before, a few years is sometimes all it takes for the NBA’s best to no longer feel at home with the franchises to which they once committed their future [...]

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Sports Resumed, Players’ Mental and Physical Health Suffered

While fireworks illuminated the sky and confetti showered upon Times Square to mark the beginning of 2021, such traditional New Year festivities belied the absence of a large and exuberant crowd.  Prior to the emergence of COVID-19, such a scene in New York City would have seemed impossible. Nonetheless, a pandemic that has claimed the [...]

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