“The window for them to win a second title with this core group is closing, and they’re making a run at it,” Only A Game’s Doug Tribou says of the Dallas Mavericks, who just made a deal with the Celtics for All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo. Tribou joins Bill Littlefield to assess the trade.
LeBron James and other high-profile athletes have used their pre-game wardrobe choices to join the nationwide conversation concerning police brutality and race. Some say the athletes need to make a bolder move. Bill Littlefield reports on the issue.
The Philadelphia 76ers are off to a really, really bad start, but after Wednesday night’s victory over Minnesota, it’s not the worst start in NBA history. But the worst record ever? That’s still within reach.
This year, the Philadelphia 76ers are off to an 0-11 start. They still have a long way to go, though, to lose as many games as the ’72-’73 76ers. That team, Charley Rosen writes, was “perfectly awful.” Rosen joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his new book about Philadelphia’s dreadful season.
After three years at or near the bottom of their division, the Toronto Raptors are now one of the top teams in the East. The Toronto Star’s Doug Smith joins us to discuss the team’s turnaround — and to tell us whether the rapper Drake deserves any credit.
To compete for fans’ time, pro sports leagues are taking steps to shorten their games. For our look at the latest experiments, Only A Game’s Doug Tribou spoke with an expert on time about how sports fit into our busy lives.
Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant has now missed more shots than any other player in NBA history. It’s a mark that may never be broken — and not just because of Bryant’s longevity. ESPN’s Baxter Holmes says the NBA is changing, and shoot-first stars like Bryant may become a thing of the past.
Paul Gift of Pepperdine University co-authored a study that sought to answer the question: Do shorter NBA referees call more personal fouls? The answer was yes. Gift joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the study.
Last season the Philadelphia 76ers had 19 wins, the lowest total in the NBA. This season, they might be even worse. But according to Mike Sielski of the Philadelphia Inquirer, that’s part of the plan. He joins us to explain.
LeBron James is back in Cleveland, but do the Cavaliers have what it takes to win the NBA championship? The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Joe Vardon joins Bill Littleifled to assess the team’s chances.