What to read about the NBA
Time for the postseason: After a wild play-in tournament, the first round of the NBA playoffs is underway and the Bucks and Suns are the favorites.
Bye-bye, Nets: The Celtics completed a 4-0 sweep of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets. The failure of the Nets makes it clear that the NBA superteam era is fading.
NBA’s covid worry: With coronavirus case counts creeping up nationally, the league must now brace for the possibility that key players could be sidelined by the coronavirus at the most important time of the year.
Jerry Brewer: Being the NBA’s MVP is an honor and a burden. Just ask Nikola Jokic.
NBA and mental health: DeMar DeRozan’s tweet in 2018 helped the league and players to start an honest conversation about anxiety and depression.
Profile: Chiney Ogwumike is on a tireless quest to have it all. The Los Angeles Sparks forward and ESPN personality who just turned 30 has a checklist for her next 10 years that includes marriage, children and launching a media business.