The slam dunk. It’s basketball’s most exciting play. But now the dunk is facing a challenge — from a skinny point guard and an upstart sneaker brand. Only A Game’s Martin Kessler has the story.
The Warriors’ winning streak and the 76ers’ losing streak to open the 2015-16 NBA season are anomalies in their own rights. But to have both occur in the same year? Bill Littlefield investigates just how rare this occasion is — and he hears what it’s like to play for an NBA team that can’t seem to get a win.
“Executives, coaches, players across the NBA have really come to realize that who is playing on your team at the start of the season is actually far less important than who’s going to be on the team at the end of the season,” the Wall Street Journal’s Ben Cohen tells Bill Littlefield.
Golden State Warriors fans are happy now, but how will they feel when the team moves to San Francisco in three years? Also, what will it take to get suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter to stop making things worse? And how does technology help and hurt the game of baseball? Erik Malinowski and Shira Springer join Bill Littlefield.
Gary Liss has been a Warriors season-ticket holder since the franchise moved to the Bay Area in 1962. His loyalty was rewarded Tuesday when Golden State beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. The Wall Street Journal’s Ben Cohen and Liss join Bill Littlefield.
Rapper MC Hammer shot to fame with his 1990 hit “U Can’t Touch This.” Now he’s known for being a Golden State Warriors superfan. But back before all of that, MC Hammer worked in the front office of the Oakland A’s. Claire McNear joins Bill Littlefield to delve into a bizarre piece of baseball history.
The NBA’s Golden State Warriors have raised eyebrows with their new alternate uniforms, which have sleeves. Bill Littlefield spoke with Paul Lukas of Uni Watch about the team’s new look.
The Golden State Warriors are off to a hot start, but one of the franchise’s young stars is someone you’ll never see on the court. Forbes Magazine recently named 24-year-old Warriors assistant general manager Kirk Lacob to the sports edition of its “30 Under 30”, a list of young and influential figures in the business of sports. Lacob joins Bill Littlefield.
It’s fairly obvious that New York Mets sounds better than Flushing Mets. But choosing the geography end of a franchise name isn’t always so simple. With more teams making changes, Doug Tribou talks to marketing professor Rich Campbell.
Twenty-three-year-old Stephen Curry, guard for the Golden State Warriors, is taking advantage of the down time provided by the current NBA lockout, resuming his studies and attempting to earn his college degree from Davidson College. Scott Graf reports from North Carolina.