This week New York Knicks team president Phil Jackson tried to reassure season ticket holders that he had a “clear plan” to make the team better. Bill Littlefield wonders if that’s a good idea.
“Recovery has been the greatest gift I have ever gotten,” says former NBA player and coach John Lucas. “It’s given me life after basketball.”
This week, two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash announced his retirement. Long before he was an NBA star, Nash was a little-known point guard for Santa Clara University. His coach and a former teammate share their favorite stories from Nash’s college career.
Wilt Chamberlain claimed that he slept with 20,000 women. He also claimed he never fathered a child, but Aaron Levi has some strong evidence that Wilt was his dad. Gary Pomerantz investigated the story for Sports Illustrated, and he joined Bill Littlefield to share what he learned.
Should players be able to jump directly from high school to the NBA? It’s been 10 years since that was allowed and the issue will be a key part of the NBA’s next contract negotiation, which could begin in 2017. Nathan Hatch, president of Wake Forest University and former chair of the NCAA Division I Board of Directors, weighs in.
NBA star LeBron James is asking colleges to stop making offers to his 10-year-old son. Dr. Dan Gould, director of the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports at Michigan State University, weighs in on recruiting young kids.
Some have speculated that Kevin Durant, the NBA’s reigning MVP, is too nice to win a championship. But in a recent profile for GQ, Zach Baron presents another side to Durant.
At Sunday night’s NBA All-Star Game, two brothers, Chicago’s Pau Gasol and Memphis’ Marc Gasol, will square off for the opening jump ball. But the most unusual NBA sibling story is happening in Phoenix. OAG’s Doug Tribou and Curt Nickisch report.
The Washington Wizards have won just three playoff series and haven’t reached the conference finals in nearly four decades. But now with young stars Bradley Beal and John Wall, Washington’s future looks bright, Gabe O’Connor has our story.
The New York Knicks currently occupy the basement of the NBA’s Eastern Conference. Luckily for Knicks beat writer Scott Cacciola, his editors at the New York Times are sending him far, far away from Madison Square Garden.