| Nov 8, 2012
| 9:04 AM
What's in a number? Well, apparently it depends on what number and how attached a player has become to wearing it during their careers.
When Renee Montgomery played for the UConn women she wore No. 20 and then put it on again when the WNBA's Minnesota...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 7:14 AM
Plans to honor Hoosier basketball legend Larry Bird are underway.
A statue of Bird will be built on the campus of Indiana State.
Artist Bill Wolfe created a statue in 2004 and is now working on the 15 foot tall statue that will be dedicated in the...
| Dec 15, 2011
In summary, TNT's Charles Barkley thinks Magic GM Otis Smith isn't getting enough credit for his attempts to keep Dwight Howard while Shaquille O'Neal and Kenny Smith believe the Otis Smith hasn't done enough to keep Howard involved in trade talks....
| Jan 15, 2012
| 3:47 PM
There's a moment in "Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting," the terrific new show at the Lookingglass Theatre, when the caller of the 1947 meeting, Branch Rickey, president and general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, throws a crumpled shirt into the arms of Jackie...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 9:02 AM
After being named the NBA Executive of the Year this season, Larry Bird will reportedly step down as president of the Indiana Pacers.
Bird took over as president of the team in 2008 and helped transform it into a contender in the East. The Pacers made...
| Apr 30, 2012
A bio on NPR's website of its commentator Frank Deford notes that the magazine GQ christened him, quite simply, "the world's greatest sportswriter." (Is he?) A story on ESPN's companion website, Grantland, referred to Deford as "a writer who had...
| Aug 15, 2010
| 6:13 PM
Details are still coming out regarding a potentially troubling situation regarding rookie point guard Lance Stephenson.
According to authorities, Stephenson was involved in an altercation with a 21-year old female early Sunday morning. Stephenson was...
| May 2, 2011
| 6:38 PM
On the eve of Chicago Bulls training camp, Derrick Rose famously and rhetorically asked why he couldn't be the NBA's most valuable player.
Rose, the Bulls' third-year superstar guard, got his answer Monday: He can.
At 22 years, 7 months, Rose, according...
| May 27, 2011
| 10:03 AM
I find that people in Miami are just as quick to compliment my tee-shirt collection as they are my daily talk show. Between "Neil's" in Boca Raton and "The7Line" and "NoMas" up in New York, I have put together quite a collection of authentic team tee-...
| Mar 14, 2012
Former Oregon Ducks coach
Dick Harter, 81, the University of Oregon men's basketball coach whose Ducks team ended UCLA's 98-game home winning streak in 1976, died Monday at a South Carolina hospital, according to Island Funeral Home in...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 1:30 PM
President Obama says he had "Linsanity" before Linsanity was cool.
"I knew about Jeremy before you did, or everybody else did," Obama said in an interview with ESPN's Bill Simmons for his new site, Grantland. "I've been on the Jeremy Lin bandwagon for...
| Jul 29, 2012
How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Conquered the World and Changed the Game of Basketball Forever
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