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Featured Book
March 8th, 2014

‘Showtime’ Showcases Lakers’ Golden Years

The Lakers may be struggling today, but in the 1980s they won five NBA titles. Jeff Pearlman joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his new book ‘Showtime’ which looks at L.A.’s glitz-and-glamour dynasty.

In The News
March 8th, 2014

New Zealand Boy Losing His Sight Adds NBA Game To Visual Memory Bank

If you knew you were going blind, what would you go to see while you still could? A 12-year-old boy from New Zealand suffering from a degenerative eye condition traveled to the U.S. to see an NBA game. OAG’s Doug Tribou reports.

Commentary
February 26th, 2014

Collins, Sam Show Signs Of Progress

As Jason Collins and Michael Sam make news for their pioneering roles as gay athletes, Bill Littlefield wonders if a certain political controversy will collide with the world of sports.

Only a blog
February 15th, 2014
By Zoë Sobel

Gay Athletes: Billie Jean King to Michael Sam

Missouri star and NFL prospect Michael Sam might soon be the first active gay NFL player. Here’s a look back at some of the LGBT athletes who came before him.

Interview
February 15th, 2014

Mid-Season NBA Update With SI’s Chris Ballard

From the ineptitude of the Eastern Conference to the brilliance of Kevin Durant, Sports Illustrated’s Chris Ballard fills us in on the first half of the NBA season and previews what’s ahead.

Featured Book
February 8th, 2014

‘Brooklyn Bounce’ Explores Nets’ Relocation

After calling seven different arenas home in 49 years, the Nets have found what they hope is a permanent location in Brooklyn. Jake Appleman’s book ‘Brooklyn Bounce’ chronicles the team’s first season in its new home.

Feature
January 18th, 2014
By Phil Latzman

Shane Battier And The NBA’s Nickname Game

The NBA has rolled out another batch of unconventional new jerseys. Instead of players’ last names, these ones have nicknames. Only A Game’s Phil Latzman tells the story behind Shane Battier’s nickname.

In The News
December 28th, 2013

New Orleans, Make Way For Pelicans

While some have criticized the New Orlean’s Hornets’ new nickname, the Pelican is firecer than you might think. Bill Littlefield talks with Deadspin’s Barry Petchesky about the bird and the merits of New Orleans’ selection.

Interview
December 28th, 2013

Phil Jackson Reflects On His Historic NBA Career In ‘Eleven Rings’

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 book ‘Eleven Rings.’

In the news
December 7th, 2013

Jason Kidd: Great Player, Questionable Coach

As a player, Jason Kidd was a superstar. As a coach, Kidd is struggling. Sports on Earth’s Will Leitch talks with Bill Littlefield about Kidd and other player-to-coach fiascoes.

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