After finding a closet full of memories, Basketball Hall of Famer Jerry Lucas opted to put his awards and memorabilia on the open market. But as Doug Tribou notes, Lucas’ accomplishments are far from forgotten.
Ossie Schectman, who passed away on Tuesday, played just one season for the New York Knicks, but left his mark on the NBA, scoring the first points in league history. Basketball historian Charley Rosen joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the achievement.
The consensus first pick went sixth, David Stern got booed, and 1984 No. 1 selection Hakeem Olajuwon made an appearance. Henry Abbott of ESPN’s TrueHoop joins Bill to recap the 2013 NBA Draft.
LeBron James and the Miami Heat have done it again, winning their second straight title by defeating the San Antonio Spurs. Dave Hyde of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel discusses the accomplishment with Bill Littlefield.
In their pursuit of back-to-back titles, the Miami Heat have found an unlikely hero. Only A Game’s Phil Latzman has the story of Chris “Birdman” Andersen, who’s making the most of another chance to fly in the NBA.
The San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat are tied at two games apiece, making the rest of the NBA Finals a best-of-three affair. Mike Monroe, who covers the Spurs for the San Antonio Express-News, discusses the coming games with Bill Littlefield.
LeBron James posted a triple-double in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, but it wasn’t enough for the Miami Heat to top the San Antonio Spurs. The New York Times’ Howard Beck joins Bill Littlefield to break down the Spurs’ victory and to preview the rest of the series.
Phil Jackson won more NBA rings than any other coach. Bill Littlefield talks with Jackson about his days as a player, his more unusual coaching techniques, Shaquille O’Neal’s shy side, and his new book ‘Eleven Rings.’
Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade’s violence on the floor this postseason has led Gregg Doyel of CBS Sports to pronounce him the dirtiest player in the NBA. Shaun Powell of Sports on Earth isn’t ready to go quite that far. Host Bill Littlefield moderates the debate.
It’s only late May, but Bill Littlefield believes 2013 will be remembered as the year that saw gay athletes take the spotlight and keep it.