Ben Falk, former executive for the Philadelphia 76'ers and the Portland Trail Blazers, is one of the most compelling and insightful writers about basketball. I highly recommend his site if you're a fan of the game. His "Insider" articles are free for the first two weeks of the season.
This article from The Atlantic came up in "On This Day" from 2014 on Facebook. The poem described in the article quickly became memorable, and I'm reminded of the need to revisit James Wright's beautiful words:
Over my head, I see the bronze butterfly,
Asleep on the black trunk, Blowing like...