Forget Trash Talk: Throwing Shade Has Taken over the NBA

It is a fine stroke of luck that a city where drama is manufactured on a daily basis would play host to the NBA’s wildest B-plot. While other cities—Oakland, which has been trying to reinforce its championship structure, and Cleveland, which recently tore down its foundation in hopes of building a championship team—have produced worthy storylines, Los Angeles has played host to a different sort...