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The NBA still hasn’t properly addressed fan behavior — don’t be mad when players take matters into their own hands

The NBA still hasn’t properly addressed fan behavior — don’t be mad when players take matters into their own hands

When the second edition of Malice at the Palace eventually occurs, I don’t want to see or hear from NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. There won’t be a need for any press conferences, public statements, suspensions, or fines, because all of this could have been avoided if the league was proactive instead of reactive. Related Stories A look back at what 'Winning Time' accomplished Sacramento Kings may have dodged a bullet by choosing Mike Brown over Mark Jackson, yet they continued same failed hiring pattern Long live Nikola Jokić, the NBA’s Most VORPable Player For far too long, the NBA and...

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This Is How Things Work Now At G/O Media

This Is How Things Work Now At G/O Media

When Jim Spanfeller and a private equity firm called Great Hill Partners took over G/O Media—formerly Gizmodo Media Group—in April, their stated goal was to make the company profitable. It was a welcome refrain for employees all too aware of how the company had languished under Univision’s doomed ownership. But as Spanfeller began to implement his vision, that hope was replaced by employee frustration and skepticism over his hiring practices and interference with the company’s journalism. Spanfeller, a man who is regularly and perhaps euphemistically referred to in press accounts as a...

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Chicago's Strike Is For The Children

Chicago's Strike Is For The Children

By Monday, you could tell it was coming. It had been building for months, of course, but by 2:00 Monday afternoon, at the big rally downtown at the Chicago Temple, you could see that the momentum had grown into a force that was ready to explode, like a race horse inside a starting gate. The people were ready to strike. Even then, three days out from the deadline, it felt like a foregone conclusion. The mighty Chicago Teachers Union, all clad in red, and SEIU 73, all clad in purple, had coordinated their strike deadlines for Thursday, Oct. 17. That meant that for weeks the City of Chicago...

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