The N.B.A.’s Play-In Tournament Isn’t the Problem

Though stars like LeBron James and Luka Doncic have complained about the pre-playoff hurdle, the stress of the play-in matters less than injuries and the compressed season.

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Your N.B.A. Coronavirus Questions, Answered

Can fans attend all games? Will players be vaccinated? Was All-Star weekend safe? Read on to find out.

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Why an Animated Flying Cat With a Pop-Tart Body Sold for Almost $600,000

A fast-growing market for digital art, ephemera and media is marrying the world’s taste for collectibles with cutting-edge technology.

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NBA Says Teams Must Play the National Anthem

The announcement came after Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, said he had told the team in November to stop playing “The Star-Spangled Banner” before games.

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Mark Cuban Says He Told Mavericks to Stop Playing Anthem

The N.B.A. has long required the playing of the national anthem before games, but the league gave teams permission to skip the ritual this season.

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Why GameStop Reminds Mark Cuban of the ’90s

The billionaire says the current stock market is reminiscent of the first dot-com boom. “Everybody’s a genius in a bull market — until they’re not.”

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Plunging GameStop Shares Test the Will of Investors to Stick With the Ride

After a crazy run-up, the price dropped 72 percent over two days, putting it just 18 percent higher than it was at the start of last week.

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N.B.A. Hopes for ‘as Close to a Normal Season as Possible’

The league is embarking on a season with restrictions but no bubble: Yes to trips to Whole Foods. No to crowded elevators and the hotel gift shop.

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N.B.A. Players March in George Floyd Protests

The season has been suspended. And the issue of police brutality toward African-Americans has long been a visceral one in a predominantly black league.

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Why Major Sports Might Risk Comebacks During the Pandemic

After months of pessimism, the biggest sports leagues have made a flurry of announcements about plans to return. What changed?

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Trump Announces His ‘Opening the Country’ Council

He read off dozens of prominent names from Wall Street, Silicon Valley and the sports world. At least one person on the list was surprised to be on it.

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