January 30th, 2016

College Basketball’s Greatest Comeback? The Patrick Steeves Story

When Harvard’s Patrick Steeves made it back on the court after injuries, he accomplished something that, near as we can tell, no other player had done in the history of college basketball. Only A Game’s Martin Kessler has the story.

January 30th, 2016

After Motorcycle Crash, NBA’s Jay Williams Chases A New Dream

The No. 2 pick in the 2002 NBA Draft, Jay Williams might have been the next Chicago Bulls superstar. But after his rookie season, Williams nearly died in a motorcycle accident. He shares the story of his recovery and attempted basketball comeback.

January 23rd, 2016

Stephen Curry, Under Armour And The Fall Of The Dunk

The slam dunk. It’s basketball’s most exciting play. But now the dunk is facing a challenge — from a skinny point guard and an upstart sneaker brand. Only A Game’s Martin Kessler has the story.

January 16th, 2016

No Air Ball? The Great Wisconsin Chant Saga

Is there anything wrong with yelling “air ball” at a high school basketball game? An attempt to curb the use of potentially inappropriate chants at Wisconsin schools has been widely ridiculed on social media. ESPN analyst Jay Bilas explains why he finds it hard not to a laugh. And a Wisconsin athletic official offers his take.

January 16th, 2016

President Obama And ‘The Audacity of Hoop’

A president being interested in sports is nothing new, but President Obama has seemingly taken the executive branch’s commitment to another level. Bill Littlefield speaks with Sports Illustrated senior writer Alexander Wolff about his new book, “The Audacity of Hoop: Basketball and the Age of Obama.”

January 2nd, 2016

Meadowlark Lemon, ‘The Heart And Soul Of The Harlem Globetrotters’

Harlem Globetrotters star Meadowlark Lemon died last Sunday at the age of 83. Lemon’s former teammates tell Bill Littlefield about the man who entertained crowds around the world.

January 2nd, 2016

Jeremy Lin Responds To ‘Silicon Valley Suicides’

The suicide rate at two high schools in Palo Alto, Calif. has been more than four times the national average. Charlotte Hornets point guard Jeremy Lin grew up in Palo Alto, and he joins Bill Littlefield to talk about his own high school experience and what he’s learned since “Linsanity.”

December 30th, 2015

Remembering Globetrotter Meadowlark Lemon

One of the most popular basketball players of all time died on Sunday. Bill Littlefield is one of the many millions of people delighted by Meadowlark Lemon during his long and nearly undefeated career.

December 26th, 2015

After Drugs Drove Him From The NBA, Chris Herren Makes Off-Court Comeback

Chris Herren was a basketball phenom who made the NBA only to flame out because of his addiction to drugs. At one point, Herren was spending $20,000 a month on his habit. Today Herren gives talks about his experience. Bill Littlefield reports.

December 19th, 2015

After The Coma: A Basketball Star’s Journey Back To Life

Joe Sharkey has always been a basketball player. In many ways, the sport has come to define him. But after suffering a traumatic brain injury in 2013, it’s no longer all about the game. Intern Sean Gannon shares his friend’s story.

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