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Charlie Pierce
June 4th, 2016

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

One game into the 2016 NBA Finals, is it fair to say LeBron and the Cavs are big underdogs? And why does forward Anderson Varejão have better odds than anyone else of getting a championship ring? Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce and Bill talk NBA playoffs and more.

Roundtable
June 4th, 2016

3 Stories: LeBron Fatigue, Barry Bonds, Pro Boxers In Rio

Do the Cleveland Cavaliers deserve more attention? Why is Barry Bonds saying he’s regretful? And will allowing pro boxers to participate in the Summer Olympics be good or bad for the sport? Jason Gay of the Wall Street Journal and Shira Springer of the Boston Globe join Bill Littlefield.

Commentary
June 1st, 2016

Littlefield: The Stephen Curry Illusion

Like millions of other people, Bill Littlefield has been watching the NBA postseason. He doesn’t know whether the Warriors or the Cavaliers will emerge victorious…but he’s pretty sure what he’ll remember about the Finals, and why.

Charlie Pierce
May 21st, 2016

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Everything seems to be falling into place this postseason for LeBron James. Will his Cavaliers take home the NBA title in 2016? Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss LeBron as well as star pitching in Chicago and the possibility of a Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight.

Commentary
May 18th, 2016

Littlefield: Retirement Advice For Tim Duncan

Even before the San Antonio Spurs were bounced out of the playoffs by the Oklahoma City Thunder, there was speculation about whether Spurs veteran Tim Duncan would retire. Bill Littlefield offers the potential retiree some advice.

Mystery Title
May 14th, 2016
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Where In The World Is Bob Knight’s Chair?

Just five minutes into the first half of a college basketball game in 1985, Indiana coach Bob Knight was tossed from the game — but not before he tossed a chair all the way across the court in a temper tantrum. Gregg Doyel writes about his attempt to locate the infamous chair.

Charlie Pierce
May 14th, 2016

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce tackle the NBA’s unanimous decision to name Steph Curry MVP, Max Scherzer’s 20-strikeout game and the San Jose Sharks’ postseason run. Plus, how did a fisherman’s tragic mistake cost him a world record?

Commentary
May 11th, 2016

Littlefield: Why I’m Impatient For The NBA Finals

We don’t know yet which teams will reach the NBA Finals in June. But Bill Littlefield knows which teams he hopes will find their way there.

IN THE NEWS
May 7th, 2016

Will LeBron James Upstage Michael Jordan In ‘Space Jam 2’?

A “Space Jam” sequel starring LeBron James is in the works. Kristen Ledlow, one of “Space Jam’s” biggest fans, and former film critic Desson Thomson join Only A Game to answer the tough questions, like how LeBron will compare to MJ as an actor.

FEATURED BOOK
May 7th, 2016

Matthew Futterman On Nike’s ‘Legend-Making Machine’

In his new book “Players,” Matthew Futterman details how Nike changed the sports landscape by turning athletes — starting with Michael Jordan — into larger-than-life figures. Futterman joined Bill Littlefield to discuss this phenomenon and its dangers.

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