Lusia Harris, ‘Queen of Basketball,’ Dies at 66

Lusia Harris, ‘Queen of Basketball,’ Dies at 66

“The men’s team didn’t sell out as well as the women’s team,” Ms. Harris said in “The Queen of Basketball” (2021), a short documentary about her directed by Ben Proudfoot that premiered at the Tribeca Festival. “We began to travel on airplanes. As a matter of fact,...
N.B.A.’s Warriors Disavow Part-Owner’s Uyghur Comments

N.B.A.’s Warriors Disavow Part-Owner’s Uyghur Comments

The N.B.A.’s Golden State Warriors on Monday distanced themselves from a partial stakeholder in the team after he said “nobody cares about what’s happening to the Uyghurs,” the predominantly Muslim minority that has faced widespread repression in China’s western...
How Pat Riley Quit on the Knicks

How Pat Riley Quit on the Knicks

It was mid-February 1995, the first game after the All-Star break, and the Knicks were getting drilled on the road by a Detroit club 12 games under .500. By halftime, they trailed by 25. A red-faced Riley responded by punching a hole in the visiting locker room’s...
Pelicans Choose to Remain Upbeat, Not Beaten Down

Pelicans Choose to Remain Upbeat, Not Beaten Down

Van Gundy was fired after the Pelicans went 31-41 in his lone season as the team’s head coach. Hart, meanwhile, waded into restricted free agency after having missed the team’s final 25 games with a hand injury. Still, he was hopeful that he would receive interest...
How the N.B.A. Forgot Dwight Howard

How the N.B.A. Forgot Dwight Howard

The people who watched Dwight Howard dominate the N.B.A. up close don’t need reminders of how great he once was.They remember when he and LeBron James were the best players in the league. They remember what made Howard a three-time defensive player of the year, an...

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