It remains potently strange that Larry Bird, three-time MVP and something like the sixth-best player of all-time, breezed through Indiana, organized one of the best teams in the league, and then quietly walked away from a profession nobody knew he would be good at or even wanted to pursue in the first place.
Onyeka Okongwu has emerged due to his impact around the rim on both ends. His combination of coordination and smoothness moving around the floor offers hope he could someday be about as good out in space as well.
Sports are a resilient, lucrative business. It has room to fail, but millions of us will be suffering worse than before.
We have to take what we can get in late capitalism. The NBA’s decision to suspend the season represent what should be the bare minimum.