NBA at 75

During his career, Stephen Jackson was vilified for his outspoken opinions. In retirement, he’s become a thought leader for the NBA community. In the mid-2000s, before the NBA was the neo-liberal corporate ally it is today, Stephen Jackson was public enemy number one. It’s an off juxtaposition, considering Jackson’s work in 2020 as a boots-on-the-ground
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Revisiting one of the greatest icons in NBA history — Allen Iverson — and how he has impacted an understanding of survival in America. There’s something inexplicably impossible about Allen Iverson, even in 2022 — 12 years after his retirement from basketball. There’s no fancy crossover here, just a simple fact: Iverson is someone who
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As the NBA celebrates 75 years, we can still learn some lessons from Brandon Jennings, the first U.S. high schooler who skipped college to play overseas. Rewind. It’s 2008. The world is wildly different. Global networking services and the cultural influence of Instagram, Snapchat, Tik Tok, Uber, Spotify, self-navigating Google Maps, and so many other
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The Over and Back NBA podcast is celebrating the NBA at 75 by rewatching some of the greatest Slam Dunk Contests in NBA history. There’s only one place we can begin a series on slam-dunk contests: the “inaugural” NBA slam-dunk contest in 1984. The 1984 NBA slam-dunk contest, of course, wasn’t the first professional dunk
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