Latest from Candace Buckner

As NBA honors players’ activism, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar urges more action: ‘We’ve got work to do’

The NBA legend, who helped pick the finalists for his namesake award, says activism is in the league's DNA.
  • Jun 11, 2021

After a gutsy Wizards season and early playoff exit, does Scott Brooks deserve another chance?

This turbulent Wizards' season is over, but the Scott Brooks debate is just beginning.
  • Jun 3, 2021

For the 76ers and their city, ‘this Ben Simmons narrative’ isn’t going away

His coach loves him. His critics scold him. But can the 76ers rely on Ben Simmons to save them in Joel Embiid's absence?
  • Jun 1, 2021

The 76ers are way too dominant, too determined and too good for the Wizards to handle

The 76ers, after a Game 3 rout, look "championship ready," while the Wizards look overmatched.
  • May 30, 2021

Russell Westbrook pushed the Wizards into the playoffs. They won’t last long without his best.

Though Washington's point guard has racked up the assists, his disjointed playoff performance has been far from his regular season standard.
  • May 27, 2021

A year after George Floyd’s murder, NBA, WNBA players push to pass police reform

The NBA has become the first major professional sports league to advocate for the passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.
  • May 25, 2021

For the Wizards, Game 1 was there for the taking. Then the Sixers took it.

For most of the day, the Wizards played with enough effort and execution to take Game 1. The bigger surprise will be if they get another chance like Sunday.
  • May 23, 2021

Joel Embiid has always tormented the Wizards. Now they will try a three-headed solution.

Washington's reward for making the playoffs is the shot-blocking, trash-talking and anxiety-inducing headache named Joel Embiid.
  • May 21, 2021

The Wizards need more from Davis Bertans — a lot more

If the Wizards are to earn their way into the Eastern Conference playoffs Thursday night against the Indiana Pacers, they’ll need the old Davis Bertans back.
  • May 19, 2021

All hoops, no joy: NBA players describe a lonely and taxing regular season

Over the final days of a chaotic NBA regular season, players described to The Washington Post an experience packed with a lot of basketball but little joy.
  • May 17, 2021