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February 15th, 2014
By Zoë Sobel

Gay Athletes: Billie Jean King to Michael Sam

Missouri star and NFL prospect Michael Sam might soon be the first active gay NFL player. Here’s a look back at some of the LGBT athletes who came before him.

Interview
February 15th, 2014

Mid-Season NBA Update With SI’s Chris Ballard

From the ineptitude of the Eastern Conference to the brilliance of Kevin Durant, Sports Illustrated’s Chris Ballard fills us in on the first half of the NBA season and previews what’s ahead.

Featured Book
February 8th, 2014

‘Brooklyn Bounce’ Explores Nets’ Relocation

After calling seven different arenas home in 49 years, the Nets have found what they hope is a permanent location in Brooklyn. Jake Appleman’s book ‘Brooklyn Bounce’ chronicles the team’s first season in its new home.

Feature
January 18th, 2014
By Phil Latzman

Shane Battier And The NBA’s Nickname Game

The NBA has rolled out another batch of unconventional new jerseys. Instead of players’ last names, these ones have nicknames. Only A Game’s Phil Latzman tells the story behind Shane Battier’s nickname.

In The News
December 28th, 2013

New Orleans, Make Way For Pelicans

While some have criticized the New Orlean’s Hornets’ new nickname, the Pelican is firecer than you might think. Bill Littlefield talks with Deadspin’s Barry Petchesky about the bird and the merits of New Orleans’ selection.

Interview
December 28th, 2013

Phil Jackson Reflects On His Historic NBA Career In ‘Eleven Rings’

Phil Jackson won more NBA rings than any other coach. Bill Littlefield talks with Jackson about his days as a player, his more unusual coaching techniques, Shaquille O’Neal’s shy side, and his book ‘Eleven Rings.’

In the news
December 7th, 2013

Jason Kidd: Great Player, Questionable Coach

As a player, Jason Kidd was a superstar. As a coach, Kidd is struggling. Sports on Earth’s Will Leitch talks with Bill Littlefield about Kidd and other player-to-coach fiascoes.

In Depth
December 7th, 2013

Indiana Pacers Setting NBA Pace Early

After losing to the Heat in the conference finals last week, the Indianapolis Pacers are setting a brisk pace for the 2013-14 campaign. Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star spoke with Bill about the Pacers’ potential.

Featured Book
November 16th, 2013

Julius Erving Offers Candid Self-Portrait In ‘Dr. J’

In his new autobiography ‘Dr. J,’ Julius Erving offers a candid view of his Hall-of-Fame basketball career and his complicated life off the court. Erving joins Bill Littlefield for a fascinating conversation.

In the news
November 16th, 2013

Clippers Gain On Lakers As L.A.’s Hot Ticket

Although the Clippers and the Lakers share the same home court, fans will play more this season to see the Clippers host the Lakers than the Lakers host the Clippers. Jesse Lawrence, founder and CEO of Tiqiq, joins Bill to discuss the changing NBA ticket market.

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