Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant has become the fifth NBA player to score 30,000 career points. How’d he do it a year faster than Wilt Chamberlain? Henry Abbott of ESPN’s TrueHoop joins Bill Littlefield to explain.
Charlie Pierce joins Bill this week to discuss this week’s sports news including MLB Hall of Fame options, NCAA conference changes, and broken streaks.
Analyst Charlie Pierce joins us to discuss baseball’s Cy Young Award winners and the salary-dump trade that’s becoming commonplace for the Miami Marlins. He also comments on the L.A. Lakers’ choice for head coach and Tim Tebow’s role with the New York Jets.
Hurricane Sandy forced the NBA to postpone the Brooklyn Nets’ highly anticipated home opener against their new New York rivals, the Knicks. Bill speaks with Howard Beck of the New York Times.
Natalie Nakase, a video intern for the L.A. Clippers, wants to become the first female coach in the NBA. ESPN’s Kate Fagan wrote about the former NCAA and professional player, and talked with Bill about Nakase’s work ethic and determination to succeed.
The NFL has been labeled the ‘No Fun League’ for its regulation of player conduct, but the NBA may rival this reputation with its new 90-second limit on players’ pre-tipoff routines. Should it now be the “Not Benevolent Association”? Bill talks with Henry Abbott of ESPN’s True Hoop blog.
Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce talks with Bill about Miguel Cabrera’s Triple Crown. He also checks in on the NBA’s attempt to curb flopping and comments on the “ruff” rules of golf.
With the presidential elections fast approaching, both candidates are collecting endorsements they hope will bolster their appeal. As athletes past and present reveal their political alignments, Bill Littlefield examines the scorecard.
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.
While Team USA is trouncing the world’s basketball teams in the Olympics, NBA brass is considering keeping players out of the competition. Jere Longman of the New York Times joins the show to discuss the potential ramifications.