Tagged James Wade

Basketball is Coming Back, but Does it Matter?

If Coronavirus taught us to appreciate the frivolous-but-welcome distraction that basketball offers in our daily lives, the raw pain that has followed the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis (and then erupted into global protests) has reminded us of sport’s place in the grand scheme of life. That is, it’s a luxury item and little…


Building on Diamond DeShields’ Stellar Sophomore Season

Diamond DeShields is defending the strong-side corner when the Chicago Sky force a turnover. By the time Courtney Vandersloot hits her with a lead pass, she’s at half court, a step beyond Phoenix Mercury center Britney Griner, retreating from her high post position. There’s no contest as DeShields finishes the reverse. She’s three minutes into…