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A Global League: How the NBA finally conquered the world

For the first time ever this season all three of the contenders for the NBA’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) award were born outside the United States.  Easy to brush aside as coincidence on the surface, it in fact marks a hugely significant moment for the league’s governing body and is the culmination of years of work behind the scenes.  

The NBA’s return in the time of Black Lives Matter and COVID-19

'This season’s title race is arguably one of the most competitive in recent memory, with no one team clearly dominating'

In defence of Jerry Krause: Responding to ‘The Last Dance’

“Players and coaches don’t win championships; organisations win championships.” These are the infamous, supposedly self-interested words of former Chicago Bulls GM Jerry Krause, the villain of...

Football’s American-style statistical revolution

The 2017-18 Premier League season may go down as one of the most significant in football history. Manchester City, led by legendary manager Pep Guardiola, broke...

Why has basketball not taken off in the UK?

Perhaps it is the case that in each society there is a limited amount of space for popular sports. Once a particular sporting culture has established itself and the country’s sports fans’ conscience is occupied by particular sports, there is a diminished capacity for interest in additional sports.

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