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FEATURED BOOK
February 13th, 2016

‘This Is Your Brain On Sports’ Looks At The Psychology Of Our Games

Why do sports fans do and say the things they do? Tufts professor Sam Sommers and Sports Illustrated editor L. Jon Wertheim attempt to find out in their new book, “This is Your Brain on Sports.” The pair shared some of their findings with Bill Littlefield.

Commentary
January 30th, 2016

A Bird In An Elevator

If you found yourself riding in an elevator with a sports celebrity, would you strike up a conversation? Would it be fun, or just too awkward for words? Only A Game’s Gary Waleik recalls an elevator encounter he had over 20 years ago, in which he cleared up a mystery about a basketball legend.

Feature
January 30th, 2016

College Basketball’s Greatest Comeback? The Patrick Steeves Story

When Harvard’s Patrick Steeves made it back on the court after injuries, he accomplished something that, near as we can tell, no other player had done in the history of college basketball. Only A Game’s Martin Kessler has the story.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS
January 30th, 2016

After Motorcycle Crash, NBA’s Jay Williams Chases A New Dream

The No. 2 pick in the 2002 NBA Draft, Jay Williams might have been the next Chicago Bulls superstar. But after his rookie season, Williams nearly died in a motorcycle accident. He shares the story of his recovery and attempted basketball comeback.

Feature
January 23rd, 2016

Stephen Curry, Under Armour And The Fall Of The Dunk

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.

FEATURE
January 16th, 2016

No Air Ball? The Great Wisconsin Chant Saga

Is there anything wrong with yelling “air ball” at a high school basketball game? An attempt to curb the use of potentially inappropriate chants at Wisconsin schools has been widely ridiculed on social media. ESPN analyst Jay Bilas explains why he finds it hard not to a laugh. And a Wisconsin athletic official offers his take.

FEATURED BOOK
January 16th, 2016

President Obama And ‘The Audacity of Hoop’

A president being interested in sports is nothing new, but President Obama has seemingly taken the executive branch’s commitment to another level. Bill Littlefield speaks with Sports Illustrated senior writer Alexander Wolff about his new book, “The Audacity of Hoop: Basketball and the Age of Obama.”

Feature
January 2nd, 2016

Meadowlark Lemon, ‘The Heart And Soul Of The Harlem Globetrotters’

Harlem Globetrotters star Meadowlark Lemon died last Sunday at the age of 83. Lemon’s former teammates tell Bill Littlefield about the man who entertained crowds around the world.

Interview
January 2nd, 2016

Jeremy Lin Responds To ‘Silicon Valley Suicides’

The suicide rate at two high schools in Palo Alto, Calif. has been more than four times the national average. Charlotte Hornets point guard Jeremy Lin grew up in Palo Alto, and he joins Bill Littlefield to talk about his own high school experience and what he’s learned since “Linsanity.”

Commentary
December 30th, 2015

Remembering Globetrotter Meadowlark Lemon

One of the most popular basketball players of all time died on Sunday. Bill Littlefield is one of the many millions of people delighted by Meadowlark Lemon during his long and nearly undefeated career.

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