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This Vox piece on the impact of the NBA players strike is good. Basically, a lot of actions in the recent strike wave have been about community unionism–striking for the good of the entire community–rather than just your standard pay and hours strikes. The NBA strike certainly qualifies as that. But increasingly, they are also […]
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Wildcat Strikes!

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On August 26, 2020
I want to be clear here, since this is massively misreported. What NBA players and now even MLB (!!!!) players are doing today is engaging in a wildcat strike against racial injustice. This is fundamentally different than a boycott. A boycott is someone refusing to purchase a product in order to achieve a particular goal. […]

Bird

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On December 10, 2016
We need a post about something other than politics. Larry Bird turned 60 this week. The NBA social media people created this collection of his greatest plays with commentary about him. Watching it really reminds how jaw-dropping Bird was. It wasn’t so much his shooting, which of course was stupendous. It’s the ball-handling. That is […]

Caldwell Jones, RIP

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On September 23, 2014

Caldwell Jones has died. Jones was not a great NBA player, but he was an excellent defensive and rebounding center on the 76ers and, more importantly to me, the Trail Blazers teams of the late 80s. Fo

Yao

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On August 12, 2014
Have to give Yao Ming a lot of credit. He could have taken the Jordan/Kobe/(to a lesser extent) LeBron path of superstardom, but instead he has engaged in political causes. Going the Jabbar/Ali/Jim Brown route has no doubt made him enemies, but his work on behalf of wildlife conservation in China is very, very important.

Unvarnished Greed

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On July 16, 2014

I am sure am glad NBA superstars have to accept a maximum value contract worth far less than their actual worth. After all, how could impoverished NBA owners pay them those salaries, what with only li

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