The Miserablist

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So our long national nightmare (the Seventy-Sixers’ latest vomit-stained losing streak) is over, and our long national nightmare (the nightly analysis of Kobe Bryant’s descent into retirement) beg

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Now that the nation has glommed onto the NBA’s curious allergy to interim coaches and used Luke Walton as the template, I will simply remind you who raised this vital issue first.

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Kobe Bryant told basketball he was leaving her come April. Here’s the Dear John note, via The Players’ Tribune:

“Dear Basketball,

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This is the part of the season where Steve Kerr turns to an NBA official and says, “They’re crediting me with that one too, aren’t they?”

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Kevin McHale’s firing as the head coach of the Houston Rockets had the odd whiff of something more than “the players aren’t responding” to it.

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