…ng sense of the word. Strauss was after big ideas, like what he called the “lie of NBA friendship.” “You could tell there weren’t a lot of guys who were really close friends last year [2015–16] because James Michael McAdoo and Harrison Barnes actually were,” he said. “It put a lot of the other relationships in stark relief. You were like, ‘Oh! That’s what friendship looks like!’”
…the ’90s and they’ll tell you they thought their paper was as “invincible” as the Worldwide Leader. After all, classified-ad dollars were going to keep rolling in like cable subscriber fees. Newspaper writers were going to do good work, make decent money, and cruise into retirement age.