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  1. Motivating soldiers

    Henry Abbott

    Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images What can NBA teams learn about motivation from soldiers on the front lines in Afghanistan? Coaching, generally, is a multibillion-dollar global business. NBA coaching accounts for something like $120 million of that -- t...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  2. TrueHoop TV: Active duty

    Henry Abbott

    Of all the ways to kick off a professional basketball career, serving in Air Force in Afghanistan might be the toughest. But that's exactly what Daniel Nwaelele did....

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  3. Illinois Fighting Illini's Meyers Leonard shoulders plenty -- Col...

    Dana O'Neil

    The wide shoulders of Meyers Leonard have a lot weighing on them. But with a brother in Afghanistan, a mother in pain and a small town counting on him, the Illinois big man carries on.

    Story | Conversation | January 25, 2012
  4. Nets to send 9/11 care packages to troops

    Mike Mazzeo

    The Nets will honor the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy by sending 200 care packages to U.S. troops -- many from Brooklyn and New Jersey -- that are stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan, the team announced Thursday. The care packages will be as...

    Blog | September 08, 2011
  5. Commentary -- Ron Artest plays name game

    Viv Bernstein

    Lakers player petitions to have his name changed to Metta World Peace. Somehow, it doesn't feel right.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2011
  6. Miami Heat's Pat Riley gives military families holiday party

    On Friday, Pat Riley surprised six families of those who have recently returned home from Iraq and Afghanistan with a holiday party.

    Story | Conversation | December 26, 2008
  7. Fans give courtside seats to wounded soldiers

    About 140 U.S. soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan will sit courtside at a Dallas Mavericks game Saturday night, thanks to season-ticket holders who offered their seats in a show of gratitude.

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2004