“I watched Chris Paul systematically explore every possible angle of a jab-step, like a basketball scientist. I watched Dwight Howard dunk so hard it bent the rim, leading to a long delay involving workmen on ladders. But they fixed it, of course, and the game started right back up. Basketball was eternal. Covid couldn’t touch it. Politics couldn’t touch it. The N.B.A. bubble, against all odds, had turned out to be indestructible.” Sam Anderson in the NYT: What I Learned Inside the N.B.A. Bubble. (One day someone should report on the Pell Family Bubble. It has all the screaming of Disneyworld, without any of the rides…)