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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.

In The News
July 19th, 2014

Carmelo Anthony: Still In New York, Far From An NBA Title

The return of LeBron James to the Cleveland Cavaliers has grabbed most of the NBA free agency headlines, but Carmelo Anthony’s decision to stay with the New York Knicks is also intriguing. Bill Littlefield speaks with SI.com’s Ben Golliver.

Feature
July 12th, 2014

Meet Chuck Taylor: The Man Behind The All Star

We look back at the best-selling basketball sneakers of all time and Hall of Famer who gave them their name. No, not Michael Jordan. We’re talking about Chuck Taylor.

Feature
July 5th, 2014

WNBA Cashing In With Pro-LGBT Campaign

Early in its history, the WNBA took steps to avoid becoming known as a “lesbian league.” But this summer, the WNBA held its first nationally televised Pride game, acknowledging those fans who’ve been there from the beginning. Karen Given has the story.

Interview
July 5th, 2014

Penny Hardaway’s Second Act: Coaching Middle School Basketball

This week, former NBA star Penny Hardaway was inducted into the National High School Hall of Fame. Hardaway spoke with Karen Given about his playing days and his new job: coaching at his former middle school in Memphis, Tenn.

Feature
June 28th, 2014

A Basketball Dream, But A Backup Plan Too

When young athletes come out of the inner city and try to go pro, the road is rarely traveled alone. Only A Game’s Karen Given introduces us to David Lovett and his mentor.

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