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  1. Playground basketball is dying

    ILLUSTRATIONS BY OLIVER BARRETTMyron Medcalf & Dana O'Neil

    Once an American staple, hoops on blacktops across the United States has all but faded away.

    Eticket | Conversation | July 23, 2014
  2. Bruce Pearl, Kelvin Sampson are on the road to coaching redemptio...

    Dana O'Neil

    Bruce Pearl and Kelvin Sampson are ready to return to coaching -- and rebuild two fallen programs -- after serving NCAA-mandated suspensions.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2014
  3. Players to watch: Power forwards

    Dana O'Neil

    This week ESPN.com will feature a position-by-position look at players to watch for the 2014-15 season. It's always about the guards. The little guys have the ball in their hands, so we tend to pay them more heed. That's fair. But to overlook t...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  4. Ex-Louisville Cardinals player Chane Behanan says he'll enter dra...

    Dana O'Neil

    Chane Behanan, who was dismissed from Louisville in December, will enter the NBA draft, he confirmed via text to ESPN.com's Jeff Goodman.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2014
  5. Don't watch the Final Four and try to figure out what's next, enj...

    Dana O'Neil

    The focus is always on what's next. Will a player leave for the NBA? Is he ready? But this Final Four and its teams should remind us to enjoy the now.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2014
  6. Kevin Ollie is UConn's steady hand during Huskies' Final Four run...

    Dana O'Neil

    Kevin Ollie first had to prove he was able to success in Jim Calhoun's shadow before proving he was up to the task at UConn. The Huskies' Final Four run dispels any remaining doubts.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2014
  7. Andrew and Nick Wiggins are chasing brother Mitch in March

    Dana O'Neil

    Mitch Wiggins, Andrew and Nick's older brother, has already kicked off March by leading Southeastern to a NAIA Division II Final Four. Now his younger brothers could possibly meet each other for the NCAA national championship.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2014
  8. Arizona's Nick Johnson learned lessons on how to become a complet...

    Dana O'Neil

    Joe Johnson didn't want his son to play basketball like he did, so he taught Nick Johnson, a standout at Arizona, to do more than he ever did. That work is clear.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2014
  9. Kansas' Joel Embiid has come out of nowhere to become perhaps nat...

    Dana O'Neil

    Kansas freshman Joel Embiid's game is ready for the NBA. That much is already clear. But is he ready for that life? He's not sure because even he knows he has more to learn -- like how to drive.

    Story | Conversation | January 20, 2014
  10. Opening Tip: Bulls happy for Korver

    Nick Friedell

    CHICAGO -- Kyle Korver was one of the most popular players in Chicago during his two years with the Bulls. So it comes as no surprise that his former coach and those associated with the franchise are happy he set a league record Friday, when he made ...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  11. Kyle Korver of Atlanta Hawks goes 90 straight games with a 3 to s...

    Hawks swingman Kyle Korver has set an NBA record by making a 3-pointer in his 90th straight game.

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2013
  12. Duke's Jabari Parker returns to Chicago for Champions Classic as ...

    Dana O'Neil

    Duke's Jabari Parker will play in his hometown, as part of a Champions Classic that includes four of the top five teams in the country. Surrounded by all the other talked-about freshmen, he can shine. Except he isn't interested in the spotlight.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2013
  13. Fouls could cause a lot of problems early in the season

    Dana O'Neil

    Rules changes that could bring more whistles -- many, many more whistles -- could be the biggest player early in the season.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2013
  14. Does one year even matter to the one-and-done star? - men's colle...

    Dana O'Neil

    The health of a college program could be altered by the one-and-done. But to the player, to the star, does that one year matter at all?

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2013
  15. Barros: C's must find new identity

    Jack McCluskey | Special to ESPNBoston.com

    It takes dedication, first and foremost. When former Boston College star and NBA veteran Dana Barros addressed the crowd at an NBA Cares Hoops for Troops event at a submarine base in New London, Conn., on Saturday, that was his message. "We tal...

    Blog | September 22, 2013
  16. Take Three: Coach with the most on the line

    Jason King, Myron Medcalf & Dana O'Neil

    Editor's Note: We want to be clear: This is not a piece about the hot seat. Rather, it's one that identifies three secure coaches who nevertheless have a lot on the line in 2013-14, whether it's taking that first big step, fulfilling sky-high expecta...

    Blog | September 18, 2013