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In Depth
November 1st, 2014

After Awful Season, 76ers Have Nowhere To Go But … Down?

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.

In The News
November 1st, 2014

LeBron Returns His Talents To Cleveland

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.

In Depth
October 25th, 2014

Under New Owner, Clippers Hope To Sail Ahead

Almost six months since the Donald Sterling saga began, we finally turn our attention to the Los Angeles Clippers, the basketball team. With big stars and a championship coach, the Clippers seem to have the right pieces, but is it enough? Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times joins Bill Littlefield.

Only A Blog
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.

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