BASKETBALL FEELINGS reconciles real life with basketball and expounds on the less quantifiable stuff — like loving a sport with problems and treating chasedown blocks as an analogy for living your life.

Nice things people have said about BASKETBALL FEELINGS

“What’s notable about Heindl’s Substack is not so much her concern with feeling as subject as her sense of feeling as method, as well as feeling as social force, the thing that makes NBA basketball meaningful for everyone who participates in the culture, from fans to players.” — Liz Wolfson, Los Angeles Review of Books

“Nobody out there is writing like Katie, this is a big gulp of fresh air.” — Kelly Dwyer, The Second Arrangement

“Katie Heindl is so damn good at this.” — J.E. Skeets, No Dunks podcast

“There’s not much sportswriting anymore that permits itself to be small or sad or existential or goofy or not particularly about sports at all. Katie’s stuff is that way. Anyone who reads her is better for it.” — Colin McGowan, writer, RealGM


Reconciling life with basketball, or else the other way around.


Katie Heindl 

Contributing writer at Dime. Book forthcoming from Transit. Bylines with New York Times Magazine, SLAM, Flagrant, Hazlitt, Canadian Art, Yahoo Sports, Toronto Star, VICE, Rolling Stone, few more.