The NBA Won’t Schedule Any Election Day Games This Year

The National Basketball Association (NBA) will not schedule any games on Election Day this season, in hopes that the move will encourage staff and fans to vote in this year’s midterm races. “The scheduling decision came out of the NBA family’s focus on promoting nonpartisan civic engagement and encouraging fans to make a plan to vote during midterm elections,” the league said in an official statement, one day prior to the release date for the entire NBA schedule. In addition to not scheduling games for Tuesday, November 8 — the day on which all 435 seats in the House of…

Pro Athletes Can Amplify Social Justice Movements — If They Follow Through

It is the professional responsibility of journalists to highlight any conflict or bias that could tilt their objectivity. You see it in The Washington Post whenever there’s a story about Jeff Bezos; somewhere in the body of the piece there is a parenthetical (“he’s my boss, owns this paper”) to inoculate the writer against accusations that they’re trying to get away with something. In that spirit, let me be as plain as I can be: My bias is that I love Gabe Kapler. My love affair with Kapler began when he was traded to my beloved Red Sox mid season…

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