Lessons in sport: Remember when Muhammad Ali and George Foreman duked it out in Zaire?

April 27th, 2017|

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How good are you at deciphering visual sports puzzles? Instagram user @lessonsinsport has rendered another batch of stark graphics that hint at legendary sports […]

Hot dam(n)! World’s highest basketball shot travels nearly 600 feet

April 22nd, 2017|

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Full-court basketball shots are made only once in a blue moon, so making one from more than twelve times that distance should be near […]

Watch Kyrie Irving get buckets in first four chapters of ongoing ‘Uncle Drew’ saga

April 14th, 2017|

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With the NBA playoffs pending, it’s highly unlikely Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving will be adding another chapter to the wildly popular Uncle […]

Triple-double tracker: Russell Westbrook and James Harden chasing “The Big O”

April 13th, 2017|

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Perhaps no stat speaks as viscerally to a basketball player’s all-around game like the triple double, and for more than half a century no […]

Bye bye, Black Mamba: Kobe Bryant’s top ten totally-awesome quotes

April 12th, 2017|

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A year ago today, Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant played in his 1,346th and final regular-season game. Before Bryant took the court, Flea […]

Metta World Peace, Dennis Rodman dominate NBA edition of Best Players by Number

April 4th, 2017|

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Metta World Peace and Dennis Rodman dominate Mitchell & Ness’ chart of the best NBA players to wear each number. This is primarily by […]

Top 12 March Madness buzzer-beaters of all time headlined by “The Shot”

April 3rd, 2017|

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There’s nothing like March Madness — the drama, the heartbreak, the excitement of it all. As we conclude this year’s NCAA Tournament, it’s the […]

Ultimate March Madness basketball tournament history quiz

April 3rd, 2017|

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Another exciting edition of March Madness will come to a conclusion tonight as Gonzaga, playing in its first national title game, will face North […]

Forget Pablo Picasso, invest in a Ryan Simpson of LeBron James, Steph Curry or James Harden

March 29th, 2017|

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Pablo Picasso’s Les Femmes d’Alger recently sold for a record $179.4 million and none of the women pictured in the famous painting could come […]

Devin Booker joins Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant among NBA single-game scoring leaders

March 27th, 2017|

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Prior to last week, if one had to wager which of the current crop of NBA players would crack the all-time single-game scoring leaders […]

Blake Griffin’s “Tearaway Pants” and the best poetry from each sport

March 24th, 2017|

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If Blake Griffin weren’t known as a hoopster, his name would be perfectly suited for a slam poet’s stage persona — a mashup of […]

History of basketball cards

March 21st, 2017|

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The first true basketball card set didn’t appear until midway through the last century. Today, led by Starr Cards, the future of basketball cards […]