In today’s GQ profile, likely NBA MVP James Harden offered this insight into the league: “My mom—she hangs out with, like, moms of other players that I don’t even talk to,” he said. “There are mom meetings, things like that.” The next question, naturally, is whether Harden’s mom met with Wesley Johnson’s mom to…

An illuminating and often hilarious peek into NBA tactics: players conserve energy by brokering informal agreements with their opponents—e.g. figuring out who’s going to go for a given rebound, or being honest with a defender when not part of an upcoming play. Ben Simmons is reportedly not onboard with this shadow…

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