| Feb 5, 2009
| 4:01 PM
Sadly, I never found Steve Kerr in Phoenix to ask him if he can bench press 250 pounds. However, I did drive past a roadside hut in Houston that had two signs out front: "Beer." "Ammunition." Supply your own punch line while I supply some answers.
| Mar 31, 2002
Maybe the reason everything happens so fast in Daniel "Dee" Brown's life is because he embraces the immediacy of every moment.
He walks fast, talks faster and dribbles a basketball fastest of all. Illinois coach Bill Self says that "Dee Brown changes...
| Apr 1, 2001
If this was to be the end of innocence, the last time Eddy Curry would manhandle a rim without an endorsement, then let a child ease the rite of passage.
What people forgot all winter as they watched Curry dominate the high school basketball scene was...
| Apr 2, 2000
Ethel Miles didn't think her son had a chance.
Even though 6-foot-8-inch Darius Miles is considered among the three best players in the nation, mom was convinced that Brett Melton of Mahomet-Seymour would win the Mr. Basketball of Illinois award.
| Apr 4, 1999
Brian Cook lives for moments like these.
There he was, hooping it up on a gloriously warm and sunny day with 35 schoolkids shrieking in delight at his every one-on-one move.The impromtu performance on an asphalt court had the feel of a black-and-white...
| Mar 19, 1999
Leon Smith and Imari Sawyer were playing basketball in their own little worlds, even though each had "King" emblazoned across the front of his jersey.
The 6-foot-10-inch Smith was the lord of anything near the basket, dunking with impunity and...