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.
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.
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.
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.
After nearly two decades of disappointment, the Houston Rockets may be poised for bigger things this season. Reporter Gail Delaughter shares Houston’s hopes of a improved season.
Bernard King and Ernie Grunfeld were one of college basketball’s most outstanding tandems. Their friendship was captured in ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary, “Bernie and Ernie.” Director Jason Hehir joined Bill to discuss the film.
Earning a spot in the NBA is extremely difficult, and the smallest factor can make the difference between signing a pro contract and flaming out in college. Seth Stephen-Davidowitz speaks with Bill Littlefield about his recent New York Times article that looked into the economic statistics behind NBA success.
The Portland Timbers and the Portland Thorns were the first professional sports teams to come out in support of same-sex marriage. The Portland Trailblazers quickly followed suit. Conrad Wilson brings us the story from Portland, Ore.
The 2013-2014 NBA season tips off on Tuesday. Henry Abbott of ESPN’s True Hoop joins Bill to preview the upcoming season — and explain why some teams will be fighting for last place.
Bison Dele played in the NBA for eight seasons and five different teams. Soon after walking away from his basketball career, he disappeared. SI’s Chris Ballard joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the mystery.