March 19th, 2017

We forget that they play in shorts and tank tops. On a court merely 50 feet wide. Hemmed in by thousands of spectators that can hear every groan. They play without helmets or masks. Without padding or any other sheathing that might separate the performance from the audience. And basketball is a performance. “You’re on a stage, man,” said Dane Fife. “And you’re half naked.”

Source: Detroit Free Press