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Bill Simmons and ESPN Set for Ugly Divorce
Can the network still flourish without him?
Former UNC Basketball Coach Dean Smith Dies
Smith, whose North Carolina teams won two national championships, was 83.
The Cadaverliers vs. the LOLakers: The Best Ticket in Town
No two NBA franchises generate more buzz, more headlines and more “hot takes” than the Cavs and Lakers.
NBA Commissioner Wants to Legalize Sports Gambling
For the third time since Adam Silver became commissioner, he is calling for the legalization of sports gambling.
Two Words of Advice for the Lakers' Kobe Bryant: Just Shoot!
The Lakers are down and out (near Beverly Hills), but Kobe Bryant can still win a scoring title.
How Angry Birds and Flying Finns Led to a U.S. Massacre in Basketball’s World Cup
Finland's basketball team is the lowest-ranked in the FIBA World Cup tournament’s 64-year history. So how'd they get there?
The Timberwolves Can Be Better With a Little Less Love
Trading their superstar can be the beginning of something beautiful
Asia's Sikh Basketball Players Battle to Wear Dangerous Turbans
In international basketball, some Indians’ choice of headgear causes a kerfuffle
LeBron's Long Trip Home
Get ready for LeBron James's third act, The Return of the King.
LeBron May Leave Heat, but He’ll Stay in the East if He Wants a Ring
Money is not the primary motivation for the planet’s greatest basketball player, who will not turn 30 until December
LeBron James Takes the Road More Traveled
Traveling. Steps. Walking. Does the violation even exist in the basketball rule book any longer?
The International Conspiracy Behind the Success of the San Antonio Spurs
The NBA Finals is a matchup of the least foreign team (the Heat) and the most global (the Spurs)
Coaching Michael Jordan
As an assistant coach, Roy Williams had the enviable job of instructing Michael Jordan.
Photos: Air Jordan's Worn by His Airness
“It’s gotta be the shoes”—Michael wore 13 models of Air Jordans during his reign on the court. His statue wears the 14th.
Photos: Nike's Air Jordan Ads
Launched in 1984, Air Jordans changed the sneaker—and ad—game.
Starting 5: Atletico, California Chrome, Peyton Manning and Breaking Up, 'Game of Thrones' style.
Atletico Madrid breaks a nine-year stranglehold on the La Liga championship, winning the title on Saturday
Starting 5: Kevin Durant, Johnny Cueto, Steve Kerr and a Marv-eolous Revenge?
Oklahoma City beats Los Angeles, two New York pitchers make their major-league debut, and more
Starting 5: Kawhi Leonard, Masahiro Tanaka and Au Revoir, Boston
San Antonio ousts Portland, Tanaka is now 30-0, and Yankees bleacher seats go for $5
Spike Lee, Donald Sterling and Doing the Right Thing
Nearly 25 years after the release of 'Do the Right Thing,' Spike Lee had a seat at the crossroads of race and sport in American culture
Sterling Will Likely Be Forced to Sell Clippers
NBA team owners said they'd probably vote to compel Sterling to sell his team, and Oprah Winfrey is a potential buyer
Boycott Game 5! Smack Donald Sterling With the Greatest Protest in Sports History
I know it sounds like a paradox, but not being there for them is the most emphatic support you could give Clipper coach Doc Rivers and his players.
What UConn’s Victory Says About 'Slave Catchers'
The NCAA's business model which uses young men to make billions can't be beat—and we're all responsible
NCAA Basketball Finals: The Inevitables vs. The Interlopers
The women's college basketball championship features two undefeated teams; the men, two unlikely long shots
The Final Foregone Conclusion
Connecticut will attempt to cap off its fifth unbeaten season and (yawn) win a record-setting ninth Division I NCAA women’s basketball championship under one coach
The Sad 5: Schools That Have Never Tasted March Madness
Five schools that have enjoyed Division I tenure for 25 years or more that have never found themselves in the grip of March Madness
March Madness Could Be Even Better. Just Do As I Say…
A step-by-step guide to improving the big dance
Hello, Buzzfeed! The Maddest List of Lists for March Madness
The five most applicable True Detective quotes, the five players most like Radiohead songs, and five reasons not to root for Stanford
March Madness Needs More Madness: How to Really Bust Up Your Brackets
In the annual b-ball-meets-The Hunger Games festival known as the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, there is no greater surprise than the fact that people are still surprised by it
Undefeated in Their Conference, Unranked in the Country
Stephen F. Austin can’t crack the top 25, but is hoping to bust a few brackets during March Madness
Jason Collins Steps Out in Brooklyn
The first openly gay player in pro sports played at the Nets’ home court for the first time