Getting passed over during the NBA Draft doesn’t mean the dream is over. Only A Game looks at three active players who have made an impact on the league despite not getting their name called on draft night.
Gary Liss has been a Warriors season-ticket holder since the franchise moved to the Bay Area in 1962. His loyalty was rewarded Tuesday when Golden State beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. The Wall Street Journal’s Ben Cohen and Liss join Bill Littlefield.
Basketball fans down under were riding high during the NBA Finals. No matter which team won, at least one Aussie was going to be a champion.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are two wins away from claiming the first NBA title in team history. If the Cavs can beat Golden State, they’ll also give the city of Cleveland its first pro sports championship in more than 50 years. We asked Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist Terry Pluto to share his thoughts about the title drought and his city’s championship close calls through the years.
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers won Game 2 of the NBA Finals in overtime. James credited his teammate, Matthew Dellavedova, for scoring the game-winning free throws and stopping reigning-MVP Steph Curry.
In real life, coaches inspire their players in all sorts of ways. Shane Battier spent 13 seasons as an NBA player, but the motivational moment he’ll always remember began with a very — very — short phone call when he was in college. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou explains.
Why are so many sports governing bodies calling Switzerland home? Why does Rafael Nadal have a say in who officiates his French Open matches? And should pro athletes like Steph Curry be allowed to bring their children to postgame press conferences? That’s this week’s “3 Stories You Should Know.”
A new film titled “(Dis)Honesty — The Truth About Lies” looks at why we cheat. Disgraced former NBA referee Tim Donaghy and Dan Ariely, professor of psychology and behavioral economics at Duke, join Bill Littlefield to discuss dishonesty in sports.
Should the NBA cut down on intentional fouling? Why aren’t more people talking about the women’s World Cup? And what should we make of Michael Sam’s move to the CFL? Bill Littlefield, Shira Springer and Doug Tribou address those questions in this week’s “3 Stories You Should Know.”
Isiah Thomas was a Hall of Fame point guard with the Detroit Pistons. His post-playing career has been far less successful. But somehow he’s landed a new job as president of the WNBA’s New York Liberty. Bill Littlefield takes a closer look.