In another time, the Nets might have been perfect villains, forcing themselves into relevance — even ubiquity — by winning, by inspiring copycats. New eras beget new definitions. The Nets aren’t villains. They’re antiheroes.
The season was always going to be touch-and-go, but the omission of an updated contact tracing policy gets to the heart of why today’s rules won’t move the needle.
By being honest, Monty Williams got to the heart of a contradiction Black people have to live with: One America puts the other America in impossible situations and expects it to react with grace.
The Warriors are something else entirely now — something more frustrating, imperfect, something that they don’t quite understand yet, something that needs to be built up from scratch.
Chris Haynes and Seerat Sohi discuss KD's first week with the Brooklyn Nets, the Los Angeles Clippers' blowout loss to Dallas & Daryl Morey's latest Twitter controversy.
We all want to be seen and understood in a specific way and we are all perpetually misconstrued. But only famous people regularly come face-to-face with the chasm between who they think they are and who people think they are.