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  • Jerry West statue unveiling: NBA's elite gathers to honor West

     
    Jerry West: Jerry West statue to be unveiled in front of the NBA's elite....
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's new film unveils a hidden chapter from hoops history

     
    It's hard to imagine any institution that has done more to showcase African American style and culture than basketball, which has spawned generation after generation of infectious icons of cool, from Bill Russell, Dr. J and Magic Johnson to Michael......
  • Kobe Bryant and Elvin Hayes both ensured longevity during their playing careers

     
    Each time Kobe Bryant moves up on the NBA's all-time scoring list, the aftermath has proven pretty routine. Bryant expresses indifference to his ranking in total points, compliments each player he surpasses and emphasizes his desire to pursue the 11...
  • Sports Legend Revealed: Did the Knicks participate in a special lottery where they nearly drafted Bob Cousy?

     
    BASKETBALL LEGEND: The Knicks participated in a special lottery where they nearly drafted Bob Cousy! STATUS: True. Fans of the NBA are quite familiar with the story of the first NBA draft lottery, which was also one of the greatest......
  • Kevin Garnett scares Michele Tafoya, rest of America

     
    Look, Kevin Garnett from all accounts is a good guy, a great player and an emotional fellow. Mazel tov and props to him for his big victory Tuesday. But as I watched Michele Tafoya's scary/fascinating post-game interview with Garnett,......
  • Sarah Palin should 'relax': Gingrich

     
    by Frank James I've always heard that feeling nervous before a big performance is all right because it helps provide the edge that helps you deliver the goods. Kind of like NBA great Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics throwing......
  • Charles Barkley says Greg Oden is no Bill Russell yet

     
    Some leftover thoughts from Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith at Monday's preseason TNT media lunch: Smith on the Rockets: "I think Houston is going to win it all this year. I took the curse off them [that I put on]......
  • Jeremy Schaap is covering the Obama Inauguration

     
    That's it for this week. Enjoy the conference title games, Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Inauguration Day. Once a week I serve as a writing coach for fifth graders at the local school. This week the talk turned to......
  • ESPN promotes South Dakota tourism or something

     
    ESPN's latest "Mt. Rushmore of Sports" release doesn't make much more sense to me than the last one. It appears Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Joe Namath and Manhasset's own Jim Brown will represent New York in this feature. I'm not......
  • NBA stars critique Barack Obama's game

     
    Embedded video from CNN Video By John McCormick and Stacy St. Clair, updated The morning after a romantic Valentine's Day dinner out, President Barack Obama hit the basketball court Sunday to burn off a few calories and visit with some......
  • Billy Packer eliminated from NCAAs, but still on TV

     
    For the first time since the second Nixon Administration, the NCAA Tournament will proceed this month without Billy Packer calling games. The former NBC and CBS analyst left the latter last summer, in a move that had been in the......