I began playing organized basketball at the age of six. As a third grader, I was with the fifth and sixth graders; in fifth grade, I was playing with the middle school kids. I continued playing through my senior year of high school.
In some ways, it feels like the NBA offseason is becoming more exciting than the actual season.
It was March when a Sports Illustrated article declared the NBA season done, that June’s champion already a foregone conclusion:
Just as I did last year, here are my quick-hit thoughts on the 2017 NBA Finals:
If there was a single basketball game to determine the fate of the world, who is the starting five?
Kevin Durant, deputy publisher of The Players Tribune, who has averaged 27 points and 7 rebounds per game in his second career as a member of the Seattle SuperSonics/Oklahoma City Thunder, announced his decision to join the Golden State Warriors today.
How different would the Association had looked if different decisions had been made?