Tracking an Author: Vinson Cunningham

Cunningham’s recent article in the New Yorker, “Lebron James, Kyrie Irving, and the Quiet Brotherhood of the NBA” discusses the unspoken culture between professional basketball players. Cunningham has a strength for unique perspectives, and this is apparent within this article as well. He discusses the reactions to Gordon Hayward’s gruesome leg injury, something that quickly merges the divide between teams and players. He compares it to the “unity” in the NFL that surrounds the black lives matter movement. While they have this unity, the NBA players have solidarity in a much different sense. The parallel between the two leagues is interesting to consider, as is the difference in tragedies/struggles.

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