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October 23rd, 2014
By Martin Kessler

Is Kobe Bryant Responsible For Lakers’ Downfall?

In a scathing piece for ESPN The Magazine, Henry Abbott writes that Kobe Bryant is the reason the Lakers have struggled to land big-name free agents. But critics from within the NBA — and outside of it — have attacked the report.

Feature
October 11th, 2014

After Drugs Drove Him From The NBA, Chris Herren Makes Off-Court Comeback

Chris Herren was a basketball phenom who made the NBA only to flame out because of his addiction to drugs. At one point, Herren was spending $20,000 a month on his habit. Today Herren gives talks about his experience. Bill Littlefield reports.

Commentary
October 8th, 2014

Once A Shooter, Always A Shooter

A former college basketball star played pick-up games for years against younger competition. And then one day he decided to stop. Bill Littlefield shares his story.

In The News
September 6th, 2014

Mercury v. Sky: WNBA Finals Preview

Can the Chicago Sky upset the Phoenix Mercury in the upcoming WNBA Finals? With the Sky’s Elena Delle Donne nursing a bad back, espnW’s Michelle Smith thinks it will be a tall task to top Brittney Griner and her teammates.

In The News
August 30th, 2014

Can Timberwolves Get Better Without Kevin Love?

The Minnesota Timberwolves lost another NBA superstar when they traded Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers. But could the pieces they received in exchange change the franchise’s fortunes?

Interview
August 23rd, 2014

Dick Bavetta, The NBA’s Iron Ref, Retires After 2,635 Consecutive Games

Dick Bavetta officiated NBA games for 39 years. He worked a record 2635 consecutive regular season games before retiring this week. Bavetta joins Bill Littlefield to look back on his career in stripes.

In The News
August 2nd, 2014

Can Byron Scott Bring ‘Showtime’ Back To LA?

New Lakers head coach Byron Scott knows how to win in Los Angeles, but the former point guard may have been dealt a losing hand. Eric Pincus of the Los Angeles Times joins Bill Littlefield to assess the team’s future.

Interview
August 2nd, 2014

Meet Michele Roberts: The NBPA's New Boss

The NBA is headed for more labor woes in the summer of 2017 but newly elected National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts doesn’t expect a “barnyard fight.” She shares her vision with Bill Littlefield.

In The News
August 2nd, 2014

National Basketball Player’s Association Elects New Leader

Michele Roberts is the first female union head for a major North American male pro sports league, but that’s not the only reason her selection to lead the NBPA is intriguing. Sam Amick of USA Today joins Bill Littlefield to explain.

In Depth
July 19th, 2014

Remembering Red Klotz, The General Who Beat The Globetrotters

Washington Generals founder and owner Red Klotz passed away last week, leaving behind a legacy as an integral part of the Harlem Globetrotters’ success, and a true love of basketball. Bill Littlefield spoke with Richard Goldstein of the New York Times.

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