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The NBA Will Ditch Racist Owner Donald Sterling
It’s the players’ league. The owners just own it.
April 27, 2014

The NBA will find a way to force racist Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling out, because the players are the ones in-charge now.

LeBron James, the Workingman's Hero
"The Decision" was the right move after all—and the fulfillment of the American Dream
February 16, 2013

"The Decision" was the right move after all—and the fulfillment of the American Dream.

Kobe Bryant, the "Black Mamba," Has Shed His Skin But Remains a Snake
January 24, 2013

The new Bryant is as meta as ever—more a concept than a human being.

How to Save College Basketball
November 16, 2012

A four-point plan to fix the game

Will We Miss David Stern’s Heavy Hands?
October 26, 2012

David Stern represented the contradictions of a liberal in power. A look at his legacy.

NBA Players Back Obama, But One Smart Exec Is For Romney
August 24, 2012

Which basketball players are supporting Obama? Plus, the NBA's foremost statistician tells us why he backs Romney.

The Worst Man
December 20, 2011

When Americans talked or wrote about Kim Jong Il, we often tended to play up his eccentricities: his ridiculous sunglasses, his towering hair, his platform shoes, his interest in movies. The 24 hours since the announcement of Kim’s death have been no exception. Huffington Post quickly published a fashion retrospective on the dictator. (“Dark and oblong or silvery and square, Kim always had on a funky pair of specs.

The NBA Is Destroying its Brand. How Did it Come to This?
November 21, 2011

Professional basketball’s labor negotiations have so far moved through three stages: Very public grandstanding, mean-spirited negotiations, and a series of far-flung ultimatums. We are now in the post-negotiations phase—a phase that David Stern, Comissioner of the NBA, has referred to as “nuclear”—in which each of the three parties involved has gone its own way. The NBA—for labor purposes, the team owners and Stern—have yanked their best worst offer and replaced it with one that would undo decades of uneasy cooperation.

Mitt Romney, Reluctant Savior
November 08, 2011

We have been unfair to Mitt Romney. We have depicted him as a man driven to be president, so eager to succeed where his father failed that he has been willing to twist himself into whatever pretzel the moment requires to pass muster with the electorate at hand. But no. Romney actually had no intention of making a second try at the White House after coming up short in 2008.

Oprah Winfrey's True Popularity
May 18, 2011

Talk show host Oprah Winfrey taped her farewell show yesterday at the United Center in Chicago. In front of 13,000 spectators (13,000!), a host of celebrities made surprise guest appearances, including Michael Jordan, Tom Cruise, Maya Angelou, Will Smith, and Madonna. (Also present was former California first lady and Oprah pal Maria Shriver, who took the opportunity to get in a jibe at her estranged husband Arnold Schwarzenegger.) For 25 years, Winfrey has been the most popular talk show host in the United States, and one of the most powerful women in the country.

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