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May 23rd, 2015

‘(Dis)Honesty’ Explores Why People — And Athletes — Cheat

A new film titled “(Dis)Honesty — The Truth About Lies” looks at why we cheat. Disgraced former NBA referee Tim Donaghy and Dan Ariely, professor of psychology and behavioral economics at Duke, join Bill Littlefield to discuss dishonesty in sports.

3 Stories
May 23rd, 2015

Michael Sam, Women’s World Cup And The NBA’s Foul Problem

Should the NBA cut down on intentional fouling? Why aren’t more people talking about the women’s World Cup? And what should we make of Michael Sam’s move to the CFL? Bill Littlefield, Shira Springer and Doug Tribou address those questions in this week’s “3 Stories You Should Know.”

Feature
May 16th, 2015

Isiah Thomas Named President Of WNBA’s Liberty. Wait, What?

Isiah Thomas was a Hall of Fame point guard with the Detroit Pistons. His post-playing career has been far less successful. But somehow he’s landed a new job as president of the WNBA’s New York Liberty. Bill Littlefield takes a closer look.

Profile
May 2nd, 2015
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Cavs’ Blatt Took Unusual — And Occasionally Dangerous — Route To NBA

Before this season, Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt had never played or coached — not even as an assistant — in the NBA. Now he’s guiding the Cavs through the playoffs. Only A Game’s Martin Kessler and Doug Tribou trace Blatt’s journey from Princeton to Israel to the NBA playoffs.

In Depth
April 25th, 2015

Steve Ballmer, ‘The Most Normal $24 Billion Owner,’ Lets Loose In L.A.

In former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, the Clippers have a wildly successful businessman — and an enthusiastic fan — as owner. Karen Crouse, who recently profiled Ballmer for the New York Times, discusses the first year of Ballmer’s tenure.

Only A Blog
April 22nd, 2015
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Basketball’s Shot Clock: A Brief History

In the early 1950s, the NBA had a serious scoring drought, so on this date in 1954 NBA owners voted to implement a 24-second shot clock.

Featured Movie
April 18th, 2015

NBA’s Serge Ibaka Returns Home In ‘Son Of The Congo’

Growing up, the NBA’s Serge Ibaka didn’t always have shoes to wear on the court, food to eat after practice or even a bed to sleep in. In a new Grantland documentary, Ibaka returns home to the Congo and shares his story. Bill Littlefield talks with Ibaka and filmmaker Adam Hootnick.

Interview
April 11th, 2015

No Tanking Here: NBA Exec Relies On ‘Magical’ Ping Pong Balls

“What a way to make a living,” Orlando Magic Senior Vice President Pat Williams says of the NBA draft lottery, which can place the fate of a franchise on a couple of ping pong balls.

In The News
April 11th, 2015

Psst, The Los Angeles Lakers Are Tanking…

Los Angeles Times sports writer Mike Bresnahan has uncovered some evidence the Lakers aren’t making their best effort to win games. Brenahan tells Bill Littlefield how Los Angeles fans are handling the hard times.

Commentary
April 1st, 2015

Phil Jackson’s Plea To Knicks’ Fans May Be Unwise

This week New York Knicks team president Phil Jackson tried to reassure season ticket holders that he had a “clear plan” to make the team better. Bill Littlefield wonders if that’s a good idea.

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