The NBA’s Eastern Conference Has Turned Into a Game of Whac-A-Mole

It’s the only way to understand this season at the quarter pole

Joel Embiid beats the Celtics at their own game. (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)

Note: I started writing this article after the first week of the season but was so confused by the results I delayed publishing three times. After all the injuries, Covid-related



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Lon Shapiro

Lon Shapiro


Creative director, writer & designer at Former pro tennis player and peak performance coach. Teach the world one joke at a time