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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Did New NBA Rule Catalyze James Harden Blockbuster?

  • James Harden was involved in his third blockbuster trade in as many years, going from the Philadelphia 76ers to the Los Angeles Clippers.
  • The NBA's new player participation policy may have played a role in the trade.
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After a summer of speculation, James Harden is finally on his way to the Los Angeles Clippers. We look into how the NBA’s new rules around load management for star players may have helped bring the deal to fruition — and how they might give players leverage going forward.

Plus, we take a deep dive into the record-low viewership numbers for the World Series, which present a mix of systemic and circumstantial issues for MLB.

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