Tag: Basketball

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Revenge of the Nerds

How the Caltech basketball team, losers of 310 straight conference games, figured out a formula for winning.

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Why Did Derrick Gordon Make History and Then Suddenly Shun the Spotlight?

What happened after the first openly gay player in Division I men’s basketball came out.

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Who Killed Lorenzen Wright?

Investigating the unsolved murder of a former NBA player.

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A Mystery Wrapped Inside an Enigma Shrouded in a Beard

A profile of James Harden, the Houston Rockets shooting guard that just signed a $200 million endorsement deal with Adidas.

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A Tragic Fight Between College-Bound Basketball Stars Changed Lives Forever

The story of a sudden death amid a high school recruiting scandal in Texas.

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What the World Got Wrong About Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

‘‘Just imagine what it was like to be him,’’ Walton added. ‘‘It was 50 years of him being 18 inches taller than everyone and having the brain that he had. Imagine being this jazz head coming up during black power. This is just a dude who has a different head.’’
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Learn to Dunk

A 42-year-old man with small hands and a dream.

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "A Friendly Game"

A story of growth, regression, and divergent paths.

"But mostly, Joan sat for hours in her favorite spot of their old living room couch where she breastfed Phil. It felt sometimes like he was resting in the crook of her arm. And other times, her breasts would drip milk and she’d sit with a throbbing ache in her chest. Her husband returned twice a week, a different person each time as if trying on new identities: laughing, angry, sedate, stoic. Sometimes he brought the rocks with him. Sometimes Joan would have to go out on her own looking for them."

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Jason Rabedeaux Was Here

The mysterious death of one of college basketball’s most promising coaches.

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A Sense of Where You Are

Bill Bradley was a Rhodes scholar, a three-term U.S. Senator and a presidential candidate. But before all that, he was the best college basketball player in the country.

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After the Crash

The death of Bobby Phills, an NBA player who made one terrible mistake.