Saturday, February 3, 2018Subscriber update

The Bucks have the bump back

It’s not that Giannis Antetokounmpo looks down, these days, he just looks a little taxed. The evolutionary fun was supposed to bring a little more, by this point in 2018, but too many of the sporting aspects of pro basketball dribbled in the way. The Bucks fired Jason Kidd in January, a decision due for most head coaches that don’t pair a star’s ascendancy with a lift in the standings. Coupled with Kidd’s baggage, any further explanation would seem extemporaneous, but this is the new NBA divorce; the team’s ownership group and front office will use Silicon Speak to clarify for years, on and off record, why they lunged at Jason after he’d skipped out on the Nets.