The slam dunk. It’s basketball’s most exciting play. But now the dunk is facing a challenge — from a skinny point guard and an upstart sneaker brand. Only A Game’s Martin Kessler has the story.
Bill Littlefield’s feeling a bit like Ebenezer Scrooge as he contemplates the sports landscape this holiday season. But don’t worry, he’ll be back in the sports spirit soon enough.
The debate over whether LeBron James or Michael Jordan would win a game of one-on-one will probably never end, but we might be closer to settling another question: whose brand has more potential? In light of James’ new $500 million-plus lifetime deal with Nike, Bill Littlefield looks at whether LeBron’s commercial power will ever rival Jordan’s.
Despite accusations of insider trading surrounding DraftKings and FanDuel, neither company seems to be losing momentum. Bill Littlefield wonders what the future of daily fantasy sports might look like.
James Harden was spotted wearing Nikes — which wouldn’t be particularly newsworthy except for the fact that the Houston Rockets star recently signed a $200 million shoe deal with Adidas. What’s going on?
When elite college football or basketball teams open their seasons against weaker opponents, money — upwards of $500,000 — changes hands. Chattanooga athletic director David Blackburn joins Bill Littlefield to explain.
Hood River, Oregon, is tucked along the Columbia River an hour east of Portland. For much of its history, the town’s economy rose and fell with the boom-bust cycle of fruit prices and timber war lawsuits. Jason Albert reports on how blustery Hood River is now profiting from the wind.
Many pro athletes don’t think about life after sports until it’s too late. Others plan ahead. Bill Littlefield talks to retired athletes who fell on both ends of the spectrum — and finds out what one league is doing to better prepare its players for the future.
Fifty years ago at Shea Stadium in New York, the Beatles set a record: 55,600 fans packed the home of the Mets to see the Fab Four in concert. It was the largest crowd in concert history and forever changed the relationship between the music business and sports stadiums.
NFL training camps are getting started after what’s been a tough year or so for the league’s image. But would anyone criticize the league for teaching kids about exercise? Well, it turns out they would. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou looks at the NFL “Play 60” program and hears from one of its critics.