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  1. Building Hockey's Advanced Stats Dream Team

    Last week, the basketball website a fun exercise, asking NBA fans to pick their dream starting five. The catch? It assigned dollar values to each legend and set up a monetary constraint which no lineup's total co...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
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  3. Don't know why you say goodbye

    espnW

    On this day in 1970, Paul McCartney stunned the world when he announced he would be leaving the Beatles. In honor of his monumental announcement, we look back at five shocking departures in the sports world. 1. Michael Jordan: The three-time reig...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Mo: Most dominant athlete ever?

    Will Cohen

    Reuters/Shawn BellMariano Rivera has reigned atop his sport for a long time.Has Mariano Rivera dominated his role in baseball as much as any player in major American sports? A case can be made that Rivera has been the most dominant pitcher in MLB ...

    Blog | September 28, 2013
  6. espnW -- Maria Sharapova nixes Sugarpova, Paulina Gretzky may bec...

    D'Arcy Maine

    Before dropping out of the US Open, Maria Sharapova decides to remain Maria Sharapova; the drab-eating Nick Saban tries to lose his nickname; and a college freshman makes a name for himself.

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2013
  7. The 33 best streaks in sports history

    Doug Williams

    After seeing the Los Angeles Lakers' winning streak come to an end at 33 games in 1972, forward Jim McMillian said NBA fans had seen something special. "We just finished a streak that I don't believe any other team is going to break," he told the ...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  8. Wayne Gretzky said Chicago Blackhawks-Miami Heat debate is good f...

    Scott Powers

    Wayne Gretzky believes the Blackhawks-Heat debate is good for the NHL.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2013
  9. How will MLS cope without David Beckham?

    Roger Bennett

    Has an athlete's star wattage ever eclipsed that of the league in the way David Beckham has Major League Soccer? Michael Jordan and the NBA, or Wayne Gretzky and the NHL, perhaps. Yet where those men transcended pro sports with their play, the 37-ye...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  10. How will MLS cope without David Beckham?

    Roger Bennett

    Has an athlete's star wattage ever eclipsed that of the league in the way David Beckham has Major League Soccer? Michael Jordan and the NBA, or Wayne Gretzky and the NHL, perhaps. Yet where those men transcended pro sports with their play, the 37-ye...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  11. How will MLS cope without David Beckham?

    Roger Bennett

    Has an athlete's star wattage ever eclipsed that of the league in the way David Beckham has Major League Soccer? Michael Jordan and the NBA, or Wayne Gretzky and the NHL, perhaps. Yet where those men transcended pro sports with their play, the 37-ye...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  12. Give 'em some love

    Brian and Andy Kamenetzky

    ESPNLA has launched a Sweet 16, Los Angeles-style. The most beloved figures in L.A. sports history. As you can imagine, there are one or six Lakers in the bracket. Make sure you drop by and vote. Vote here: The Most Beloved....

    Blog | March 12, 2012
  13. Great debate Wayne Gretzky over Jerry West

    Arash Markazi and Ramona Shelburne

    Wayne Gretzky made the ESPNLA Hall of Fame (at the expense of Jerry West).

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2011
  14. Los Angeles Lakers unveil Jerry West statue at Staples Center

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Jerry West has long been immortalized as the NBA logo. The legendary basketball icon was honored Thursday evening with a bronze likeness at Staples Center, joining the iconic likes of Magic Johnson, Chick Hearn, Oscar De La Hoya and Wayne Gretzky.

    Story | Conversation | February 17, 2011
  15. Sources: Ex-Los Angeles Laker Jerry West to have statue unveiled

    Dave McMenamin

    The Los Angeles Lakers will unveil a statue honoring Hall of Fame guard Jerry West during this season's NBA All-Star weekend, multiple sources confirmed to ESPNLosAngeles.com.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2010
  16. LeBron James wants the National Basketball Association to retire ...

    Howard Bryant

    LeBron overlooks a thing or two when he says the NBA should retire Michael Jordan's No. 23. Like Jackie Robinson. And American history. King James should know better.

    Story | Conversation | November 24, 2009
  17. Star-athletes-turned-coaches: Where Wayne Gretzky ranks

    ESPN.com

    Wayne Gretzky isn't the only star athlete to switch to coaching after his playing career was over. He had a 143-161-24 record over four NHL seasons for a .473 winning percentage. Here's a look at how other star-athletes-turned-coaches have fared (co...

    Blog | Conversation | September 24, 2009