Having beaten cancer and entering into his mid-30s, Asher Price set out on a quest to dunk a basketball for the first time in his life. Price chronicles that year-long journey in his book, “The Year of the Dunk: A Modest Defiance of Gravity.” The author joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his attempt and to share what he learned.
Many pro athletes don’t think about life after sports until it’s too late. Others plan ahead. Bill Littlefield talks to retired athletes who fell on both ends of the spectrum — and finds out what one league is doing to better prepare its players for the future.
Over the course of 14 seasons with the San Antonio Spurs, David Robinson earned the NBA’s Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, and MVP, along with two championship rings. He joins Bill Littlefield.
Dick Bavetta officiated NBA games for 39 years. He worked a record 2,635 consecutive regular season games before retiring last year. Bavetta joins Bill Littlefield to look back on his career in stripes.
New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith will miss six to 10 weeks after his jaw was broken in a locker room altercation. The incident reminded Only A Game of some other memorable injuries that occurred off the field of play.
Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle joins us to discuss the DeAndre Jordan free-agency saga, Becky Hammon and female coaches in the NBA, and Mark Cuban’s appearance in “Sharknado 3.”
If you’re an NBA GM trying to lure a top free agent, how do you land him? Pat Riley laid out all of his championship rings for LeBron James. The Magic got help from Tiger Woods to woo Tim Duncan. ESPN’s Arash Markazi joins Bill Littlefield to share some of the NBA’s most interesting free-agency pitches.
Veteran guard Luke Ridnour was traded four times in less than a week. But Ridnour, who’s played for just five franchises in his 12-year career, still has a long way to go before he reaches the level of some other NBA journeymen.
Most athletes will never be drafted by one pro team, let alone two. Notre Dame graduate Pat Connaughton signed with the Baltimore Orioles in 2014 and this week was chosen in the NBA Draft. In an interview with Bill Littlefield, Connaughton says he’s not ready to pick one sport over the other.
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.