Tag: NBA

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Craig Sager: Always on the Bright Side

The NBA sideline reporter works the playoffs as he battles cancer.

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The Last True Days of Kobe Bryant

A playoff push. A torn Achilles.

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You Won't Believe How Nike Lost Steph to Under Armour

“The pitch meeting kicked off with one Nike official accidentally addressing Stephen as 'Steph-on.' ... It got worse from there. A PowerPoint slide featured Kevin Durant's name, presumably left on by accident, presumably residue from repurposed materials.”
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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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How Did Lamar Odom Fall So Far?

Everything that happened before former NBA star Lamar Odom suffered multiple strokes on the floor of a Pahrump brothel.

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Who Killed Lorenzen Wright?

Investigating the unsolved murder of a former NBA player.

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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.