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.
Dean Smith won 879 games and two national titles while coaching the North Carolina men’s basketball team from 1961 to 1997. Now he’s suffering from dementia, a struggle chronicled by Tommy Tomlinson in his piece “Precious Memories.”
From intentionally dropped fly balls to a player running out to Wal-Mart to buy a glove, ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian shares his favorite stories from spring training.
Rubin “Hurricane” Carter is dying, and the former boxer has one final wish. Bill Littlefield interviewed Carter years ago and shares his thoughts about a man who avoided bitterness after being wrongfully imprisoned.
25 years ago, a California company named Upper Deck exploded onto collectible sports card scene. What followed was a surge in the popularity of baseball cards that hasn’t been matched since. Boise State Public Radio’s Scott Graf shares the birth of Upper Deck and how it changed the sports card industry.
It’s been 50 years since the heavyweight boxing match between Muhammad Ali — then Cassius Clay — and Sonny Liston. Bill reflects on that occasion and the state of boxing today.
Golf legend Gary Player joins us to discuss the death of the tree that plagued U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower’s golf game.
In 1913, 100,000 people turned out for an auto race in Southern California. A new documentary details the intertwined history of racing and Los Angeles. KPCC’s John Rabe reports.
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.
Why do “women” compete in ice hockey, while figure skating is reserved for “ladies?” Only A Game’s Karen Given searches for the answer …