The N.B.A. has earned a term that its commissioner had not heard. “How does it feel to be the wokest professional sports league?” asked Marc Lacey, the national editor at The New York Times. “I didn’t know we were given that designation,” Adam Silver, the N.B.A. commissioner, said, laughing. “But I understand the sentiment and we’re proud of that.”
August 3, 2021 | 2:45 am EDT Update
Ben Golliver: USA’s Kevin Durant after advancing to semifinals of Tokyo Olympics with win over Spain: “We’ve got to finish it. We’re supposed to be here. For us, it’s about getting the gold.”
Jorge Sierra: Ricky Rubio also has the best mark EVER against Team USA in major FIBA tournaments since they use NBA players. With 38 points, Rubio beats Dirk Nowitzki’s previous record (34 at the 2002 Worlds).
August 3, 2021 | 2:33 am EDT Update
Casey Holdahl: USA 95, Spain 81: FINAL. 11 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds for @Damian Lillard. USA now moves on to play the winner of Australia vs. Argentina in a semifinal game that will air at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday.