Here’s a little holiday-season inspired advice for the NBA, which, it seems, can clearly use it: You’re entering a transition from one era of stars that defined the game to another, and you better start embracing and supporting that crop of young players that will define the next decade of basketball.

Enter, as example No. 1, Ja Morant and his absurd ejection over the weekend.

On Saturday, Morant, one of the game’s most exciting players

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The only N.B.A. team that has reduced crowd sizes is the Toronto Raptors, who, because of restrictions in Ontario, have limited capacity to 50 percent.

European sports were facing similar disruptions. In England, where six of last weekend’s 10 Premier League games were postponed after virus outbreaks left teams short of players, league officials continued to reject calls from some clubs to cancel more matches, and a busy holiday season of matches remained in doubt.

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