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Love, Loss and Survival

Last summer, Gia Allemand took her own life in a New Orleans apartment complex. The first person on the scene was her boyfriend, NBA star Ryan Anderson. This is the story of how he survived.

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The Birdman’s Vengeful Ghost

The catfishing of Chris Andersen.

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All the Kings' Men

An oral history of the 2002 Western Conference finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings.

Previously: Jonathan Abrams on the Longform Podcast.

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Uncontested: The Life of Donald Sterling

A profile of the Los Angeles Clippers owner, an oft-sued real estate baron with a documented racist streak and a penchant for heckling his own players, on the occasion of him winning an NAACP lifetime achievement award.

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Risk and Romance Among NBA Groupies: An Embed’s Report

Sex in the NBA in the wake of Magic Johnson’s HIV announcement.

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D'Andre Brown's Basketball Dream

On not making the NBA.

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Allen Iverson, NBA icon, Struggles with Life after Basketball

“He has hit rock bottom, and he just hasn’t accepted it yet.” Basketball’s iconoclast is a broke recluse at 37.

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Rocket Man

A profile of Jeremy Lin.

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The Truth Is Out There

On conspiracy theories in sports, from the ‘85 NBA draft lottery to Michael Phelps’ gold medal performance in the 100-meter butterfly.

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The Malice at the Palace

An oral history of the Pacers/Pistons melee in 2004.

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"We Are Grown Men Playing a Child's Game"

Bill Russell, race, and the NBA of the 1960s.

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Welcome to the Far Eastern Conference

On former Knicks savior Stephon Marbury and his post-NBA life playing in China.