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Celtics playoffs 2018: Brad Stevens out of bounds plays made Philadelphia 76ers look silly twice

Brad Stevens is an after-timeout genius. We already knew this, which is why everyone in the Delaware Valley was quaking when the Celtics had the ball down one with eight seconds left in overtime in Game 3 against the 76ers.<p>They had every reason to be scared. Stevens drew up another beauty, setting …

Brad Stevens

Andre Ingram Got a Cup of Coffee and Turned It Into a Shooting Show

“Just lettin’ it fly and not thinking too much.”<p>Those were the words Andre Ingram said at center court after he easily beat Jimmer Fredette in the finals of the N.B.A. development league’s 3-point contest in 2016.<p>Before this week, that contest, in which Ingram sank 39 of his 50 shots in a …

Basketball

What the Arlee Warriors Were Playing For

Starting at noon on Feb. 23, the town of Arlee, Mont., evacuated. Most of its 600-odd residents drove 70 miles south through Missoula and then into the Bitterroot Valley, a river corridor full of subdivisions, trailers, exclusive private communities and ammunition stores. The crowd filtered into …

Foster Care

No More Maybe

<i>Audio:</i> Gish Jen reads.<p>Since my mother-in-law came to visit America she is quite busy. First, she has to eat many blueberries. Because in China they are expensive! While here they are comparatively cheap. Then she has to breathe the clean air. My husband, Wuji, and I have lived here for five years, …

Tech Companies Are Complicit in Censoring Iran Protests

The world is witnessing the biggest protest movement in Iran since the 2009 Green Movement uprising. Over the last two weeks, there has been unrest …

Why Iran Is Protesting

This is the third mass uprising in Iran in my lifetime. In July 1999, the peaceful protest of students over freedom of speech spread into a considerable uprising. In June 2009, people took to streets to demand a recount of disputed votes in the presidential election, which began the Green Movement. …

South Asia

Rise of Ben Simmons' Ambidextrous Game a Tale That Stretches to His Aussie Roots

Kevin Goorjian remembers it like it was yesterday.<p>One afternoon in the spring of 2009, the head basketball coach of Box Hill Senior Secondary College in Melbourne's leafy eastern suburbs was in the gym working out his star player, Olivia Simmons, when the skilled, athletic six-foot wing turned to …

Cat Person

<i>Audio:</i> Kristen Roupenian reads.<p>Margot met Robert on a Wednesday night toward the end of her fall semester. She was working behind the concession stand at the artsy movie theatre downtown when he came in and bought a large popcorn and a box of Red Vines.<p>“That’s an . . . unusual choice,” she said. “I …

Relationships

The head of the NBA wants his games to look more like Twitch

Pro sports on TV looks the same way it looked 30 years ago, Adam Silver says. He thinks the internet can change that.<p>TV viewership is dropping across the board — including for live sports, which were supposed to be immune to shrinking ratings.<p>NBA boss Adam Silver has a solution: Make sports look …

This Is Why Just Working Harder Won’t Get You That Promotion

There are other, more important factors to consider in order to succeed.<p>Work hard and your dreams will come true, right? That’s a mantra that many people have used to pursue their dreams and bring great things to life.<p>However, it’s not always a perfect recipe for success. In fact, sometimes working …

You Can Speak More Powerfully Without Ever Raising Your Voice

First, stop “projecting.” Then watch this scene in Spectre.<p>You’ve sat at the back of the room and struggled to make out what the person up front is saying. Aware of how aggravating that is, you try and do things differently the next time it’s your turn to speak—to “project” and “speak up.” You …

The Exciting Life and Lonely Death of a Basketball Vagabond

Sitting on a park bench overlooking Lake Ontario in Toronto on a brilliant summer day in 2015, I was approached by a woman looking for directions.<p>The woman mentioned that she had emigrated from Iran a couple of months before, and I replied that I knew of only one person who had recently lived in …

Swimming Pools

BASKETBALL IS COMING HOME

<b>FIBA’s New Competition System and Calendar - designed to grow the game worldwide, increase its visibility through regular national team games and</b> …

The Champ is Here: 3-Time NBA Champion James Jones on the Keys to Success

Two years ago, LeBron James called James Jones his favorite player of all time. From afar, the statement drew plenty of raised eyebrows, considering …

This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

In his fourth book, "American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures in North America," award-winning author Colin Woodard identifies 11 distinct cultures that have historically divided the US.<p>"The country has been arguing about a lot of fundamental things lately including state …

Donald Trump wants a war, but not just any war

It's an inconceivably scary thought that the Trump administration is simply winging it, breakneck, disrupting and detonating and taking America apart …

Jamal Crawford’s long and winding road

The NBA’s only three-time Sixth Man of the Year didn’t last this long by avoiding bad decisions, but by learning from them<p>The most decorated role …

The Huge Difference Between Business And Political Strategies

Can business acumen lead to a cogent political negotiation style?<p>Donald Trump’s entire campaign rested on his lack of political experience. He was the outsider promising to drain the swamp. Now that the businessman is about to become president, how will the skills that propelled him to the White …

Read the Letter Aaron Sorkin Wrote His Daughter After Donald Trump Was Elected President

The Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Social Network and mastermind behind The West Wing reacts to Donald Trump being elected the 45th president of the United States in a moving letter written to his 15-year-old daughter Roxy and her mother Julia Sorkin.<p>Sorkin Girls,<p>Well the world changed late last …

Donald Trump

GM To Top Tech Talent: Ditch Silicon Valley For Detroit

By reinventing its culture, the old-line automaker hopes to attract those looking to shake things up, rather than beat them into submission.<p>When General Motors CEO Mary Barra first visited Cruise Automation, the autonomous systems startup GM acquired last spring for $581 million, she told its …

Six Tactics to Keep Your Kids From Becoming Too Materialistic

All parents want their children to grow up understanding that the best things in life are free, and that happiness has zilch to do with accumulating …

EVOLUTION OF THE STEP-BACK

Learn the seven dimensions of a sound offense

An effective offense, to my way of thinking, features the following dimensions.<p>1. <i>Penetration</i>. Players must penetrate the defense, and the best way to …

Michael Jordan

The Warriors Have Set Coordinates for the NBA’s Future

The Warriors came up just short of history. An NBA Finals that was supposed to be a coronation turned into a <i>Rocky</i> movie, with the Cavs pulling out a …

Frequently Asked Questions: NBA G League - NBA G League

<b>1. What is the NBA G League?</b><p>The NBA G League, formerly the NBA Development League or NBA D-League, is the NBA’s official minor league, preparing …

Basketball

The Golden State Warriors, the happiest team in sports

These were the NBA finals that the Golden State Warriors were losing last year, and yet they acted as if the whole thing was a joke. They were supposed to be practising in Cleveland’s arena, trailing the Cavaliers 2-1 in the series, but this hardly looked like basketball practice.<p>Music boomed from …

Basketball

Techies Are Trying to Turn the NBA Into the World’s Biggest Sports League

• Author: Mark McClusky. Mark McClusky Business<br>• Date of Publication: 05.31.16. 05.31.16<br>• Time of Publication: 6:45 am. 6:45 am<p>In 2014, the Los Angeles …

The forgotten history of how automakers invented the crime of "jaywalking"

A hundred years ago, if you were a pedestrian, crossing the street was simple: You walked across it.<p>Today, if there's traffic in the area and you want to follow the law, you need to find a crosswalk. And if there's a traffic light, you need to wait for it to change to green.<p>In the 1920s, auto …

This is how fascism comes to America

The Republican candidate continues to dominate the presidential contest.<p>Businessman Donald Trump officially became the Republican nominee at the party’s convention in Cleveland.<p><i>Robert Kagan is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a contributing columnist for The Post.</i><p>The Republican …

Political Science

How People Learn to Become Resilient

Norman Garmezy, a developmental psychologist and clinician at the University of Minnesota, met thousands of children in his four decades of research. But one boy in particular stuck with him. He was nine years old, with an alcoholic mother and an absent father. Each day, he would arrive at school …