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Bill Russell

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  • K.C. Johnson's Bulls mailbag

    It's 72 degrees and sunny without a hint of humidity in LA. And I'm sitting in a dark, greasy diner downtown answering your questions. ust to clarify: I'm drinking black coffee, not something stronger. But, yes, some might call me loopy. I prefer to...
  • Jerry Colangelo

    Jerry Colangelo
    To purchase a copy of the book: Return of the Gold: The Journey of Jerry Colangelo and the Redeem Team Six years after Michael Jordan won his last NBA championship, American basketball hit rock bottom. The perception of NBA players reached an all-time...
  • Defensive Player Of The Year: Zionsville's Blake Lueders

    Defensive Player Of The Year: Zionsville's Blake Lueders
    Blake Lueder's 2009 Awards List: 2009 Indiana Mr. Football Position Award for Linebacker, 2009 Indiana Football Coaches Association All-State Team, named as member of 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Larry Hawley - "When Brian Kelly took the Notre...
  • Fringe review: Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens

    It may have been two decades since Bill Russell and Janet Hood's AIDS song cycle first was produced. But the feelings that arise from Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens – feelings of caring, of anger, of love – are still there in...
  • Heartache of a champion

    Heartache of a champion
    Laker coach Bill Sharman was surprised to see Times sportswriter Mal Florence, bags packed, leaving the team hotel in Milwaukee on a January day in 1972. Florence had been following the team on its winning streak, which had reached a record 33 games...
  • Where Kobe Ranks Among the Greats

    Where Kobe Ranks Among the Greats
    Ring No. 4 for Kobe has inevitably set off a small firestorm of debate and spirited conversation about where the Lakers' star falls in the pantheon of NBA greats. For some odd reason, in 35 years of covering the league, I have never before posted my...
  • A larger than life Cavs duo

    CLEVELAND — One is the King, a reigning MVP who at age 24 needs only a championship to complete his résumé. The other is a larger-than-life personality who may be past the prime of his career but remains an undeniable force and hungers for a fifth...
  • Sen. Edward Kennedy Honored At Boston Funeral Mass

    Sen. Edward Kennedy Honored At Boston Funeral Mass
    A fond farewell took place in Boston on Saturday to honor the life and legacy of Senator Ted Kennedy. Kennedy died Tuesday at the age of 77 after battling brain cancer for more than a year. President Barack Obama was among the government leaders and...
  • How the NBA's 50 Greatest Players performed from the free-throw line

    Free throw percentages of the NBA's Top 50 players of all time. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- .721 Nate Archibald -- .810 Paul Arizin -- .810 Charles Barkley -- .735 Rick Barry --.900 Elgin Baylor -- .780 Dave Bing -- .775 Larry Bird -- .886 Wilt...
  • Knicks' Robinson outdunks Howard

    Call him Krypto-Nate. Nate Robinson tugged on Superman's cape — and won. The diminutive New York Knicks guard beat defending champion Dwight Howard of Orlando in an electrifying slam dunk contest on Saturday night, winning 52 percent of fans'...
  • John Wooden dies at 99; UCLA basketball coach won 10 national titles

    John Wooden dies at 99; UCLA basketball coach won 10 national titles
    John Wooden, the UCLA basketball coach who became an icon of American sports while guiding the Bruins to an unprecedented 10 national championships in the 1960s and '70s and remained in the spotlight during retirement with his "Pyramid of Success"...