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Larry Bird

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  • How Jerry Buss came to own the Lakers, the Kings and the Forum

    Word got around that Jack Kent Cooke wanted to cash out. It was 1977 and the Lakers owner had entered into a divorce that would eventually cost $41 million, a sum worthy of the Guinness World Records for the most costly marital split in history at...
  • Michael Jordan's 50 most memorable points

    Michael Jordan's 50 most memorable points
    Michael Jordan probably provided about 50,000 breathtaking moments during his basketball career. On MJ's 50th birthday, we try to capture some of his high points — adding up to 50. 2 — March 29, 1982: As a freshman at North Carolina, Jordan...
  • Reviews: 'Dream Team,' 'Igniting the Flame' and evolving ideals

    Reviews: 'Dream Team,' 'Igniting the Flame' and evolving ideals
    -------------------- Dream Team How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Conquered the World and Changed the Game of Basketball Forever Jack McCallum Ballantine Books: 336pp., $28 * Igniting the Flame America's First...
  • Keep the NBA play, give me the trash talking

    Keep the NBA play, give me the trash talking
    I figured out what I hate about the NBA’s legendary trash-talking: I can’t hear it. That’s what the NBA ought to televise. That’s where they ought to train their parabolic microphones, right there on Nate Robinson and Brandon...
  • ABC primetime schedule 2013-2014

     
    ABC announced its 2013-2014 prime time schedule on Tuesday, adding fourteen new shows and a Disney/Pixar special to its programming roster. “We are taking some big swings with groundbreaking shows this season, and staying close to our roots with...
  • 'NBA 2K13' lets gamers settle Dream Team debate

     'NBA 2K13' lets gamers settle Dream Team debate
    It's been arguably the biggest sports-debate question of the past month: Who would win in a head-to-head matchup between the original 1992 Olympic basketball "Dream Team" and the 2012 edition that just won gold in London? Larry, Magic and Michael, or...
  • LeBron's no match for the early '90s

    LeBron's no match for the early '90s
    The two teams duking it out in the NBA Finals offer a stark contrast. The Miami Heat are a product of the NBA's new normal. I like to call it the "Super Friends Era"—a bunch of star players who were already friends and decided to play together....
  • Who's got playoff bragging rights: Chicago or Boston?

    Who's got playoff bragging rights: Chicago or Boston?
    When it comes to metropolitan bragging rights, nothing tops pro sports rivalries. These come in two forms: head-to-head battles and overall performance. With the Blackhawks and Bruins locked in a Stanley Cup Final showdown, hockey bragging rights are up...
  • The art behind Michael Jordan's image

    The art behind Michael Jordan's image
    Michael Jordan, today you are 50. Happy birthday. Now, please, Michael Jordan — please call Wilfred Santiago. Wilfred Santiago lives in Skokie, and when I asked him if he would contact you, he paused for several seconds then said, startled, as...
  • When Rose returns, Bulls will be back to same killer problem

    When Rose returns, Bulls will be back to same killer problem
    It never should’ve been that difficult, but the Bulls finally put away the dogbreath Charlotte Bobcats at home Monday night. At least they didn’t lose, right? The Bulls dumped a game to those Charlotte chumps at home earlier this season, and...
  • Thanks to the Fever, Indiana has a professional basketball title once again

    Thanks to the Fever, Indiana has a professional basketball title once again
    As I walked across the empty court of Bankers Life Fieldhouse, just an hour after the Fever had raised the WNBA Championship trophy into the air, I reached down to the ground for a piece of memorabilia. Covered across the hardwood floor, having fallen...
  • Jacque Vaughn and Kevin McHale reflect on David Stern's legacy

    Jacque Vaughn and Kevin McHale reflect on David Stern's legacy
    Jacque Vaughn doesn’t know NBA Commissioner David Stern well, but Vaughn can offer an assessment of Stern’s legacy now that Stern has announced he will retire in early 2014. “I think he’s leaving the game in great hands, which is...