Jared Kushner Appeals to the NBA’s Taste for Luxury

August 31, 2020

When Donald Trump took office in 2017 as president of the United States, he delegated the responsibility of solving most of the nation’s and the world’s knottiest problems to his talented son-in-law, Jared Kushner. From ending the opioid crisis at home and solving the conflict in the Middle...

Political Behavior and Basketball Correctness

July 20, 2020

Like an elementary school, the United States has a permanent problem defining and enforcing the boundary between acceptable and unacceptable behavior. It has reached a point at which every issue becomes focused not on general interest but on individual behavior, largely because the notion of...

The Fame and Death of Kobe Bryant

January 28, 2020

Kobe Bryant’s basketball career was atypical in every way. He started young, did the most amazing things on a basketball court. That included being the only player ever to approach threatening Wilt Chamberlain’s record for points in a game. Chamberlain played all 48 minutes of that game in...

White Privilege and the Paradox of NBA Fandom

April 16, 2019

One white professional basketball player, Kyle Korver, offers the central insight into what white privilege consists of. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary reports.  In an astonishingly honest article on race relations in the US, Kyle Korver, a sharpshooting basketball player for the Utah Jazz, has...

NBA Star Listens to His “Mom’s Music”

February 22, 2019

There’s a long, culturally complex relationship between basketball, race, music and the American way of life. The Daily Devil's Dictionary explains. When not reporting on events that take place in the arena, stadium, ring or on the court, national sports media in the US occasionally invites us...