Jerry Buss, who passed away on Monday, is best known for his role as majority owner of the Los Angeles Lakers. But Buss also made a name for himself at the poker table. Poker great Doyle Brunson joins Bill Littlefield to remember Buss.
The NBA’s Golden State Warriors have raised eyebrows with their new alternate uniforms, which have sleeves. Bill Littlefield spoke with Paul Lukas of Uni Watch about the team’s new look.
The New Orleans Hornets may be changing their nickname and team colors next season, but but one thing will remain the same: last year’s overall No. 1 draft pick, Anthony Davis, is the future of the franchise. He’s 6-foot-10, signed to a $16-million contract, and is still just 19 years old. From New Orleans, Keith O’Brien has this story.
Midway through the NBA season, three teams boast winning percentages above .700, Sports Illustrated’s Chris Ballard joined Bill Littlefield to break down this season’s title contenders.
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.
Seattle lost the SuperSonics in 2008 when the team moved to Oklahoma City and became the Thunder. But the Emerald City is on the verge of rejoining the NBA fraternity…unless it isn’t. Bill Littlefield looks into the potential sale of the Sacramento Kings.
The Golden State Warriors are off to a hot start, but one of the franchise’s young stars is someone you’ll never see on the court. Forbes Magazine recently named 24-year-old Warriors assistant general manager Kirk Lacob to the sports edition of its “30 Under 30″, a list of young and influential figures in the business of sports. Lacob joins Bill Littlefield.
Daniel and Ozzie Silna have earned about $255 million in NBA TV revenues in the last 32 years—and they don’t even own a team. The former owners of a defunct ABA team still reap the benefits of a deal made in 1976. Bill Littlefield talked with the New York Times’ Richard Sandomir about the Silnas’ lucrative situation and their recent attempts to increase their earnings.
The shootings in Newtown, Conn. on Friday did not have a direct connection to sports. However, the tragedy generated a lot of reaction among athletes and coaches, some thoughtful, some touching. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou looks at a few of the tributes to the victims at Sandy Hook Elementary.
The New York Knicks won a close game against the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday, solidifying their seat atop the Eastern Conference and their status as one of the hottest teams in basketball. Howard Beck, who covers the NBA for the ‘New York Times’, chats with Bill about what’s been working for the Knicks this season.