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  1. Popovic backs Polenz after ref blunders

    Roje Adaimy

    Western Sydney coach Tony Popovic says there was no malice behind two Jerome Polenz challenges that A-League officials admit were worthy of red cards.

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2013
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  4. Simeon players to pay tribute to Wilson

    Scott Powers

    Chicago Simeon Career Academy's players are paying tribute to former Simeon star Ben Wilson this season by wearing custom-made Nike shoes with his name and number printed on them. The players will begin wearing them Thursday's GEICO ESPN High Scho...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
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  6. Rivers reflects on 'Benji'

    Chris Forsberg

    WALTHAM, Mass. -- The story of Ben Wilson still resonates with Boston Celtics coach and Chicago native Doc Rivers. In 1984, 17-year-old Wilson, a hoops prodigy from the city's South Side, was murdered just days before his senior season at Simeon H...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  7. Big Shoulders: Derrick Rose, Benji Wilson, and the Love of a City...

    Robert Mays

    The first time I saw Derrick Rose try to tear down the United Center was in February 2006. I was a senior at a high school in suburban Chicago, and Simeon was playing Washington for the city's public league championship. By then, anyone who cared abo...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  8. Benji Wilson's ongoing journey

    Scoop Jackson

    Journeys. If we are honest with ourselves, we know that they never really begin where we think they begin and they hardly ever end when we think it's the end. The journey to get the story of Ben Wilson's life told on (and through) film started ...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  9. '30 for 30' film on Benji Wilson to debut

    Playbook Trending

    ESPN Films' "30 for 30," will premiere "Benji" at 8 p.m. Tuesday on ESPN. "Benji," directed by Coodie and Chike, examines the tragic death of Simeon High School star Ben Wilson. In 1984, 17-year-old Benjamin "Benji" Wilson Jr. was a symbol of everyt...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  10. Benji

    In 1984, 17-year-old Ben Wilson was America's most talented basketball prospect until the sweet-natured boy was senselessly murdered....

    Page | Conversation
  11. ESPN film 'Benji' tries to inspire change

    Jon Greenberg

    CHICAGO -- Beyond the expectations of fame that any artist carries with him, Chicago-born director Coodie Simmons has one prevailing goal for his documentary on the late Ben Wilson. "Our whole thing was we wanted to make thugs cry," said Simmons,...

    Blog | August 27, 2012
  12. ESPN film "Benji" on Ben Wilson tragedy tries to inspire change

    Jon Greenberg

    A new film looks back at the Ben Wilson tragedy and tries to inspire change -- and tears.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2012
  13. With an assist from Parker, 'Benji' debuts

    Lucas O'Neil

    Nearly 30 years after his death, Ben Wilson's name still resonates in Chicago. Now it will ring out nationwide. "Benji," which debuted April 21 at the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival (part of the larger 11th TriBeCa fest), is the first feature f...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  14. With an assist from Parker, 'Benji' debuts

    Lucas O'Neill

    Nearly 30 years after his death, Ben Wilson's name still resonates in Chicago. Now it will ring out nationwide. "Benji," which debuted April 21 at the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival (part of the larger 11th TriBeCa fest), is the first feature f...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  15. Let's See Lady Gaga Do That: Five Years Of Great YouTube Sports M...

    Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images Sorry, Susan. You are not on our list. Try some trick basketball shots and get back to us next year. This year, YouTube is celebrating its fifth anniversary. And while, much like a Cuban pitcher, the internet sensation'...

    Blog | May 17, 2010
  16. Scoop Jackson: Billy Harris, the greatest streetball legend to co...

    Scoop Jackson

    Billy Harris, the greatest streetball legend to come out of Chicago, passed away.

    Story | Conversation | January 05, 2010
  17. Three Aussies to referee at FIFA event

    Chi Tranter

    Three Australian referees have been appointed to the FIFA Confederations Cup to be held in South Africa in June this year.

    Story | Conversation | May 05, 2009
  18. Spirit of former Chicago high school star lives on in Rose

    Scoop Jackson

    Ever hear of Ben Wilson? He might be the reason Derrick Rose will wear No. 1 instead of No. 25 with the Bulls.

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2008
  19. Fellow Travelers

    The band paid a visit to ESPN Radio studios on Sept. 20, 2005

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2005