This NBA season is no sure thing

It’s worth avoiding the COVID shambles of the NFL 

BY HENRY ABBOTT
  • “We are not contemplating a world in which oh maybe someone younger and healthier gets sick.” Erica Vanstone, executive director of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association

  • “It is likely that some staff, players, and other participants in the 2020-21 season nonetheless will test positive or contract COVID-19.” Page 118, NBA guide to reopening

The NBA season is about to start and … that’s OK. Right?

When he ran the World Anti-Doping Agency, David Howman talked to me once about how important it was to make sure we keep sports from being (I remember the word clearly in his New Zealand accent) “grotesque.” 

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