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Jonathan Abrams

5 articles
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The Faded Smile

Eddie Griffin made it to the NBA. Then his life began to unravel.

Previously: Jonathan Abrams on the Longform Podcast.

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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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The Forgotten Phenom

The lost dream of Korleone Young, a high school basketball star who skipped college and flamed out after only one NBA season.

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The Greatest Team That Never Was

Dunks, drugs, and disappointment: an oral history of the 1980s Houston Rockets.

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The Malice at the Palace

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

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The Murder of Tayshana "Chicken" Murphy

On the death of a high school basketball star in New York City.