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  1. Deron Williams of New Jersey Nets hates having his name mispronou...

    Patrick Hruby

    He's a two-time NBA All-Star. An Olympic gold-medal winner. A former college star. Yet still people can't pronounce his name correctly -- including pro basketball arena announcers, for whom getting names right is pretty much their entire job. As New ...

    Blog | Conversation | March 28, 2011
  2. Donald Sterling may be a tad out of touch, so we gladly offer our...

    Patrick Hruby

    Dear Donald Sterling, We hear you testified in court that when you hired Elgin Baylor to serve as the Los Angeles Clippers' general manager in 1986, you had no idea about his basketball background. Even though Baylor, is, you know, in the Hall of Fa...

    Blog | Conversation | March 18, 2011
  3. Solution to NBA woes? Make pregame card games mandatory between t...

    Patrick Hruby

    From legalized zone defense to an on-court player carping crackdown, a revamped dress code to a looming collective bargaining renegotiation, the NBA seems perpetually in need of fixing. Yet if pro basketball truly wants to cure what ails it, only one...

    Blog | Conversation | January 05, 2011
  4. Dr. James Naismith's original rules of basketball are up for auct...

    Patrick Hruby

    Dr. James Naismith's typewritten 13 original rules of basketball are going up for auction in Manhattan this December, when they are expected to sell for at least $2 million. As for Naismith's original, lesser-known amendments to the rules? Page 2's ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 27, 2010
  5. Dr. James Naismith's original rules of basketball are up for auct...

    Patrick Hruby

    Page 2 unearths Dr. James Naismith's lost basketball rules.

    Story | Conversation | October 27, 2010
  6. Pausing to honor the fallen sports titles of the video game unive...

    Patrick Hruby

    Page 2 honors the lost sports titles of the video game universe.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2010
  7. Michael Jordan is everywhere in new game NBA 2K11

    Patrick Hruby

    After spending some quality time with the basketball video game "NBA 2K11," two things seem clear: (a) Playing as any of the game's eight different versions of cover athlete Michael Jordan -- alongside historical Chicago Bulls teammates like ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 01, 2010
  8. Brandon Marshall really considers jumping to NBA?

    Patrick Hruby

    Chutzpah? In spades. Common sense? Not an ounce. Citing his previous high school basketball experience -- plus the fact that he regularly attended Denver Nuggets games -- Miami Dolphins receiver Brandon Marshall said that if the NFL suffers a lockout...

    Blog | Conversation | August 14, 2010
  9. Summer league basketball makes me miss regular-season NBA

    Patrick Hruby

    Are the NBA Summer League games pure? Or do they need more cheese?

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2010
  10. LeBron James will meet with the New York Knicks on Thursday, and ...

    Patrick Hruby

    Page 2 secured the memo detailing the Knicks' pitch to sign LeBron James.

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2010
  11. Page 2 catches up with Michael Jordan's cast

    Patrick Hruby

    Where are Michael Jordan's teammates and rivals?

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2010
  12. Allen Iverson stepping away, or is he?

    Patrick Hruby

    Game over. Say good night. When Allen Iverson announced plans to retire from pro basketball, he cited a desire to spend "quality time with my wife and kids." Which means there's zero chance he's coming back. Right? If history is any guide...

    Blog | Conversation | November 26, 2009
  13. What's a bullet dodger? It's someone who survives a potentially d...

    Patrick Hruby

    It's better to be lucky than good. We reveal the survivors of potentially disastrous decisions.

    Story | Conversation | June 15, 2009
  14. The ultimate hoops game from hell

    Patrick Hruby

    They throw elbows, argue every call and sweat on you. These are the eight players you meet in pickup basketball hell, writes Page 2's Patrick Hruby.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2007
  15. Jersey Nation: You've run amok

    Patrick Hruby

    We're a nation out of control, writes Patrick Hruby. We wear too many sports jerseys, too much of the time. Stop the insanity!

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2005