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October 25th, 2014

Under New Owner, Clippers Hope To Sail Ahead

Almost six months since the Donald Sterling saga began, we finally turn our attention to the Los Angeles Clippers, the basketball team. With big stars and a championship coach, the Clippers seem to have the right pieces, but is it enough? Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times joins Bill Littlefield.

Only A Blog
October 23rd, 2014

Is Kobe Bryant Responsible For Lakers’ Downfall?

In a scathing piece for ESPN The Magazine, Henry Abbott writes that Kobe Bryant is the reason the Lakers have struggled to land big-name free agents. But critics from within the NBA — and outside of it — have attacked the report.

Only A Blog
October 23rd, 2014

When Sideline Interviews Get Awkward

Thanks to the magic of live television, sideline reports can sometimes go awry.

October 11th, 2014

After Drugs Drove Him From The NBA, Chris Herren Makes Off-Court Comeback

Chris Herren was a basketball phenom who made the NBA only to flame out because of his addiction to drugs. At one point, Herren was spending $20,000 a month on his habit. Today Herren gives talks about his experience. Bill Littlefield reports.

In The News
October 11th, 2014

NBA Inks New $24B TV Deal: Lockout Likely

The NBA struck a nine-year, $24 billion television deal with ESPN and Turner Sports. The new deal further solidifies the likelihood the league is headed for another lockout in 2017. Deadspin’s Kevin Draper joins Bill Littlefield to explain.

In The News
August 30th, 2014

Can Timberwolves Get Better Without Kevin Love?

The Minnesota Timberwolves lost another NBA superstar when they traded Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers. But could the pieces they received in exchange change the franchise’s fortunes?

August 23rd, 2014

Dick Bavetta, The NBA’s Iron Ref, Retires After 2,635 Consecutive Games

Dick Bavetta officiated NBA games for 39 years. He worked a record 2635 consecutive regular season games before retiring this week. Bavetta joins Bill Littlefield to look back on his career in stripes.

In The News
August 9th, 2014

Former Teammate Assesses Becky Hammon’s New Role As NBA Pioneer

The San Antonio Spurs have hired WNBA star Becky Hammon as an assistant coach. Is this a sign that more women will fill the NBA coaching ranks? ESPNW’s Kate Fagan shares her thoughts.

Only A Blog
August 6th, 2014

Kevin Durant, Misty Copeland And Under Armour’s Big Moves

Under Armour has made two moves this past week that could expand the reach of the sports apparel company.

In The News
August 2nd, 2014

Can Byron Scott Bring ‘Showtime’ Back To LA?

New Lakers head coach Byron Scott knows how to win in Los Angeles, but the former point guard may have been dealt a losing hand. Eric Pincus of the Los Angeles Times joins Bill Littlefield to assess the team’s future.

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