The Hook

Break up the Bobcats


The Hook presents a few of its stunners of the early season, including the decent (!) Bobcats and a solid (!!) Raymond Felton.

Can the Knicks keep it up?


The best way to explain why the New York Knicks are 6-0 with some pretty eye-opening wins already is that they are simply doing everything right.

How to fix the FIBA vs. NBA problem


There's a dead simple way to make international basketball work for NBA players and the teams that pay them: negotiate everything.

How FIBA completely changed international ball


FIBA, the international basketball governing body, released a new calendar on Sunday that completely disrupts what we've come to expect ... and not for the better.

What could go wrong?


The L.A. Lakers decided to hire Mike D'Antoni to take over for Mike Brown. The sun has risen. But there are a few ways in which this could go terribly wrong.

What Brown affair tells us about Lakers' future


By believing that the L.A. Lakers will remain dominant simply because they are the L.A. Lakers, Jim Buss and his enablers do the franchise and its fans a real disservice.

The Hook mailbag: Lakers, Redick and more


In The Hook's Friday mailbag, we answer questions about what the Lakers did to deserve this, what's next for J.J. Redick and which characters on Friends each Sacramento King would be.

15 (serious) ways to fix the Lakers


Oh no, we broke the Lakers! Let's help get them back on the right path.

In sports and politics, the ball don't lie


Years ago, future President Rasheed Wallace (#Sheed2016) uttered the most profound phrase ever: Ball Don't Lie. How true that comment was.

How sports is smarter than politics


It's Election Day in America. That means one important thing: the political war on math can end (for now). In sports, we don't appreciate how lucky we've been.

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