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.
Max Lenox didn’t take the expected path to becoming captain of Army’s basketball team. Bill speaks with Sports Illustrated’s S.L. Price, who profiled the point guard for this week’s magazine, and to the two men who adopted Lenox.
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.
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.
After leading Wisconsin to the Final Four last season, Frank Kaminsky could have been a first-round NBA draft pick. But, deciding that the NBA can be “flat-out boring,” Kaminsky returned for his senior season. ESPN The Magazine’s Pablo Torre explains.
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.
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.
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.
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.