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.
Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose chose to sit out the end of the NBA season and the playoffs even though doctors cleared him to play in March. Rose had knee surgery last year. The decision left some fans frustrated as the Bulls fizzled out in the second round of the playoffs against Miami. ESPNChicago.com columnist Jon Greenberg joins Bill Littlefield to discuss Rose’s decision.
The San Antonio Spurs have made it far in the NBA Playoffs yet again. Is anyone surprised? Probably not. Paul Flahive of Texas Public Radio reports on what’s kept the team in the postseason for 16 straight years.
The Oklahoma City Thunder advanced past the Houston Rockets without second leading scorer Russell Westbrook, but how much farther can the team go? Daily Oklahoman columnist Berry Tramel shares his thoughts.
LeBron James has once again been voted the NBA’s Most Valuable Player. But not unanimously. Against his better judgment, Bill Littlefield has been thinking about that.
NBA veteran Jason Collins made history this week by announcing he is gay. The news appeared in an exclusive Sports Illustrated cover story. Bill Littlefield spoke with SI Executive Editor Jon Wertheim who was there for the Collins interview.
NBA free agent Jason Collins is the first athlete in one of the four major male pro sports to acknowledge that he is gay. Bill Littlefield comments on what Collins’ announcement says about the world he came out to.