The New (and Old) NBA

Have we forgiven them already? Pro basketball returns from the strike with Clintonesque numbers

If you have any doubt that this country has lost its sense of moral outrage, take a look at the delayed start of the National Basketball Association season. In prouder times, no self-respecting nine-to-fiver would have clamored to get into an exhibition game after being taken for granted during a six-month labor scrum between billionaire owners and millionaire slam-dunk artists. That fan would have followed Michael Jordan's lead and walked away from the game.

Instead, Latrell Sprewell, suspended last season for the attempted decapitation of his coach at Golden State, resurfaces as a New York Knick, and what happens? He gets...

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