Getting passed over during the NBA Draft doesn’t mean the dream is over. Only A Game looks at three active players who have made an impact on the league despite not getting their name called on draft night.
Gary Liss has been a Warriors season-ticket holder since the franchise moved to the Bay Area in 1962. His loyalty was rewarded Tuesday when Golden State beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. The Wall Street Journal’s Ben Cohen and Liss join Bill Littlefield.
Basketball fans down under were riding high during the NBA Finals. No matter which team won, at least one Aussie was going to be a champion.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are two wins away from claiming the first NBA title in team history. If the Cavs can beat Golden State, they’ll also give the city of Cleveland its first pro sports championship in more than 50 years. We asked Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist Terry Pluto to share his thoughts about the title drought and his city’s championship close calls through the years.
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers won Game 2 of the NBA Finals in overtime. James credited his teammate, Matthew Dellavedova, for scoring the game-winning free throws and stopping reigning-MVP Steph Curry.
The 2015 WNBA season opens on Friday. Sue Bird is set to begin her 13th season as a point guard for the Seattle Storm, continuing one of the decorated basketball careers in history. This spring, Bird sat down with Only A Game’s Doug Tribou to discuss her basketball life — which has included state and national championships, WNBA titles and Olympic gold medals.
A new film titled “(Dis)Honesty — The Truth About Lies” looks at why we cheat. Disgraced former NBA referee Tim Donaghy and Dan Ariely, professor of psychology and behavioral economics at Duke, join Bill Littlefield to discuss dishonesty in sports.
Isiah Thomas was a Hall of Fame point guard with the Detroit Pistons. His post-playing career has been far less successful. But somehow he’s landed a new job as president of the WNBA’s New York Liberty. Bill Littlefield takes a closer look.
Before this season, Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt had never played or coached — not even as an assistant — in the NBA. Now he’s guiding the Cavs through the playoffs. Only A Game’s Martin Kessler and Doug Tribou trace Blatt’s journey from Princeton to Israel to the NBA playoffs.
In former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, the Clippers have a wildly successful businessman — and an enthusiastic fan — as owner. Karen Crouse, who recently profiled Ballmer for the New York Times, discusses the first year of Ballmer’s tenure.