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The Milwaukee Bucks had been scheduled to play the Boston Celtics on Thursday night at Fiserv Forum.

The Guardian: Why suspending the NBA season was a glorious act of patriotism

The NBA has led by example and put public health above self-interest, which is more than the Trump administration can say Those too busy emptying the Costco shelves of hand sanitizer and toilet paper might...
Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons (25) and center Joel Embiid (21) would both make my 11-man squad.

The Guardian: My NBA dream team of the next decade

I didn’t just look for the best individuals, I picked the best players who would go together as a team. And here they are Fans today seem to enjoy speculating on “What If” sports scenarios...
‘The attempt to drown out Kaepernick’s voice has been going on since he first took a knee’.

The Guardian: Colin Kaepernick is the black Grinch for those who dream of a white America

The tactics used to discredit the former quarterback are how conservative America has always treated black athletes who speak out Colin Kaepernick sent a tweet on Thanksgiving and the white-wing media wants to make sure you know...
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar won five NBA titles with the Los Angeles Lakers: ‘Protecting the lead was often successful on the teams I was a part of’.

The Guardian: How sports tactics can help the Democrats beat Donald Trump in 2020

During my NBA career I played for plenty of teams who protected the lead. But it’s a strategy that can backfire if a team don’t exploit their strengths The relationship between sports and society has...
Germany’s Laura Ludwig in action during the 2016 Olympics: ‘Players are adapting by training all year around and by playing smarter and more strategically.’

The Guardian: Basketball is my first love, but the athleticism of beach volleyball is amazing

The sport has come a long way since it was an excuse to hang out at the beach with a beer. The skills of its athletes are breathtaking Not many people know that my friend...
Toronto Raptors' victory parade marred by shooting and stampede – video report (screenshot)

The Guardian: Why the Toronto Raptors’ title is a victory for the NBA, Canada … and the US

As basketball expands around the world it helps educate those abroad and at home that other cultures are not to be feared Folklore tells us that if you can see your initials in a spider’s...
A relative of college football player Dwane Simmons shows his photo after he was shot dead last week.

The Guardian: Athletes are shot dead all the time in the US. It makes grim, tragic sense

Three young athletes were shot to death in the last week alone. When you factor in race, guns and politics in the US, tragedies are inevitable " A senseless act of violence.” That’s how University...
Athletes like Stephen Curry are second only to parents as role models for kids in America. Photograph: Nathaniel S Butler/NBAE/Getty Images

The Guardian: The way Americans regard sports heroes versus intellectuals speaks volumes

The difference between the way Americans regard athletes versus “intellectuals” is a touchstone for how we see ourselves On 19 April 1980, more than 50,000 Parisians marched through the streets to mourn the loss of...
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How do I feel seeing my NBA records get broken? Elated and inspired

As the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, I want to see my records broken as doing so is one more benchmark of human progress Every time I’m introduced in a public setting, my list of NBA records is...
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My picks for athlete of the year are the ones who carried that weight

Thu 27 Dec 2018 10.58 EST Colin Kaepernick, Maggie Nichols and Serena Williams left us better off because of their commitment to sport and society Today’s athletes have to carry a lot more baggage than a smelly...