When former player and failed New York Knicks GM Isiah Thomas was hired as the President of the WNBA’s Liberty, critics predicted a tough season ahead. But the team had their best-ever regular season and is powering through the playoffs. Bill Littlefield has the story.
As a child, Caron Butler looked forward to little more than a life of struggle and crime. Now entering his 14th season in the NBA, Butler tells the story of his journey from drug dealer to pro basketball player.
Should controversial college basketball coach John Calipari be celebrated by Memphis? Arguing with the umpire — charming or just obnoxious? And can sports journalists still have fun at games? Sports journalists Will Leitch and Andrea Kremer join Bill Littlefield for this week’s edition of “3 Stories You Should Know.”
Bill Littlefield weighs in on a standoff between two scholarship basketball players and the Virginia Military Institute.
Having beaten cancer and entering into his mid-30s, Asher Price set out on a quest to dunk a basketball for the first time in his life. Price chronicles that year-long journey in his book, “The Year of the Dunk: A Modest Defiance of Gravity.” The author joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his attempt and to share what he learned.
Many pro athletes don’t think about life after sports until it’s too late. Others plan ahead. Bill Littlefield talks to retired athletes who fell on both ends of the spectrum — and finds out what one league is doing to better prepare its players for the future.
Over the course of 14 seasons with the San Antonio Spurs, David Robinson earned the NBA’s Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, and MVP, along with two championship rings. He joins Bill Littlefield.
Dick Bavetta officiated NBA games for 39 years. He worked a record 2,635 consecutive regular season games before retiring last year. Bavetta joins Bill Littlefield to look back on his career in stripes.
‘The Reappearing Act’ chronicles now-ESPNW writer Kate Fagan’s experience playing Division I college basketball on a team filled with born-again Christians. She shares her story with Bill Littlefield.
With the 2015 WNBA season just past its halfway point, Only A Game was reminded of the story of Seattle Storm guard and basketball great Sue Bird, who has found success throughout her legendary hoops career.