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  1. Darko Milicic Retires From NBA, Gives Kickboxing A Shot

    D'Arcy Maine

    Darko Milicic, the No. 2 pick in the 2003 NBA draft, has reportedly decided to quit basketball to focus on his dreams of becoming a professional kickboxer. Yes, this is real and, yes, that is apparently an actual job. Milicic, who is perhaps best ...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  2. HoopGurlz -- Laura Stockton, daughter of NBA legend John Stockton...

    Walter Villa

    Like her NBA Hall of Fame dad, Gonzaga Prep point guard Laura Stockton has learned to take her coach's criticism, and then take over on the court.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2014
  3. Nine for IX -- Six rules for playing hoops in China

    Kate Fagan

    Brittney Griner's trip to China was, uh, interesting, to be sure. Here are a half dozen things every WNBA star playing overseas ought to know.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2014
  4. HoopGurlz -- Hungry Natalie Chou representing Team USA at FIBA U1...

    Walter Villa

    Natalie Chou almost didn't make it through her first week as a newborn, but these days the member of Team USA's U17 squad is flourishing in every way.

    Story | Conversation | July 03, 2014
  5. espnW -- Best dressed and worst dressed picks from the NBA draft ...

    Sarah Spain

    Over the years we've seen some serious tie tragedies and double-breasted disasters, but which league's rookies have dressed the best?

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2014
  6. Buzz That Was -- Connecticut Huskies star Stefanie Dolson visits ...

    D'Arcy Maine

    Only LaMarcus Aldridge's dominance for the Trail Blazers in the playoffs could compare with Stefanie Dolson's dancing on "The Tonight Show."

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2014
  7. espnW -- University of Massachusetts Minutemen starter Derrick Go...

    Kate Fagan

    A network of mentors helped UMass starter Derrick Gordon in his journey to becoming the first openly gay male player in Division I basketball.

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2014
  8. Buzz That Was -- If Paulina Gretzky on Golf Digest cover bums you...

    D'Arcy Maine

    Depressed about Golf Digest putting "celebrity" Paulina Gretzky on its cover rather than, you know, an actual professional golfer? Well, let these terrific videos of the college slam dunk contest and dancing Olympians cheer you up.

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2014
  9. Buzz That Was -- Lorde tweets courtside for Chicago Bulls-Oklahom...

    D'Arcy Maine

    Lorde tweeted she was "an outsider to the world of sport" while at the Thunder-Bulls game, so we've got quite an introduction today for the pop star: mascot humiliation, musical nerds and a football-playing canine.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2014
  10. New Hope's Rudd is lucky and good -espnW

    Walter Villa

    Lucky Rudd of No. 8 New Hope Christian (Thomasville, N.C.) doesn't need good fortune on the court -- her talent is more than enough.

    Story | Conversation | February 06, 2014
  11. Buzz That Was -- Dennis Rodman, J.R. Smith display bizarre behavi...

    D'Arcy Maine

    In a normal world, J.R. Smith continuing to untie his opponents' laces would be the most surreal basketball moment of the day. But Dennis Rodman's world isn't very normal.

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2014
  12. Buzz That Was -- NBA, say hello to Oklahoma State sophomore Marcu...

    D'Arcy Maine

    Freshman stars have been getting all the hype this college basketball season, but Oklahoma State sophomore Marcus Smart put on a show Tuesday night that had even Kevin Durant shaking his head.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2013
  13. Flashback: Magic reveals illness

    espnW

    On this day in 1991, Lakers superstar Magic Johnson announced to the world in a press conference that he had tested positive for HIV and was immediately retiring from basketball. The three-time NBA MVP and five-time NBA champion almost instantaneousl...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  14. HoopGurlz -- Kalabrya Gondrezick and Kysre Gondrezick survive car...

    Walter Villa

    Basketball runs in the Gondrezick family, so it makes sense that high school stars Kalabrya and Kysre got into the family business. But a car accident two years ago almost took away the sisters' dreams.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2013
  15. HoopGurlz -- High school girls basketball stars Asia Durr, Gabby ...

    Walter Villa

    Many of them hope to play for a WNBA title themselves some day, but first the nation's top hoops prospects predict which team will take home this year's championship.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2013
  16. In the game with Robin Roberts: Taurasi & Griner -espnW

    Leslie Goldman

    If she had it her way, Brittney Griner could eat a pound of bacon. Daily. And Diana Taurasi has an eggplant parmigiana pasta named after her that has her taste of approval.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2013