On a recent road trip I spent a good deal of time listening to NBA podcasts, and was struck, and dismayed, by how completely uninterested in basketball many people who cover the NBA are. All the talk was about max contracts and mid-level exceptions and the veteran minimum and hard and soft caps and the luxury tax. Basically, what these journalists care about, or at least what they talk about, is accounting. Basketball doesn’t enter into it.

Alan Jacobs @ayjay