Can a three-point shooter really “get hot”? Or is it just an illusion? A new paper has revived an old debate. Cornell psychology professor Tom Gilovich, one of the first to debunk the hot hand, joins Bill Littlefield.
James Harden was spotted wearing Nikes — which wouldn’t be particularly newsworthy except for the fact that the Houston Rockets star recently signed a $200 million shoe deal with Adidas. What’s going on?
As a child, Caron Butler looked forward to little more than a life of struggle and crime. Now entering his 14th season in the NBA, Butler tells the story of his journey from drug dealer to pro basketball player.
Lisa Murray, a former cheerleader for the Golden State Warriors, joins Bill Littlefield to explain why NFL and NBA cheerleaders are trying to start a union.
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.”