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  1. The plays, storylines of the NBA season

    Playbook Trending

    Take a look back at the greatest plays and top storylines from the 2012-13 NBA season....

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  2. Snapshot: Banner 17 anniversary

    Chris Forsberg

    Tuesday marks the six-year anniversary of the Boston Celtics' winning their 17th world title by defeating the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2008 NBA Finals. The team's marketing department sent out the image below to celebrate the occasion (and make a se...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  3. Michael Sam and the education of sports

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Getty Images Jason Collins and Michael Sam have taught us that, on gay issues, education matters. If an NFL team drafts defensive end Michael Sam of the Missouri Tigers, the SEC Defensive Player of the Year, he will settle a longstanding gay sports...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  4. Stevens hopes for less crazy 2014

    Chris Forsberg

    Wire Images: AP, Getty, USA TodayJust a glimpse of the Year of Brad in 2013.As we bid farewell to calendar year 2013, Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens was asked recently to reflect on what a life-altering, whirlwind journey the past 12 months have b...

    Blog | January 01, 2014
  5. Chaz Williams remembers his father while playing for his daughter...

    Myron Medcalf

    UMass guard Chaz Williams lost his father, who taught him the game and fostered a love for the sport, at 9 years old. Now a dad himself, he plays to connect with his gone father and to provide for his daughter.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2013
  6. Tolerance is great, conviction is better

    Henry Abbott

    Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty Images When he coached the Knicks, Isiah Thomas said he'd "make damn sure" a gay player would be welcome. Five years ago, when retired NBA player John Amaechi came out of the closet, just about the whole NBA was asked to imag...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  7. The myth of big-game players

    Henry Abbott

    Issac Baldizon/Getty Images Will we learn anything tonight about Paul George and LeBron James that we don't already know? Monday night, we are blessed with an Eastern Conference finals Game 7. This thriller of a moment is the product of years of ha...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  8. 40th anniversary of "Battle of the Sexes"

    Pete Newmann, ESPN Stats & Info

    Focus on Sport/Getty Images The first "Battle of the Sexes" set up opportunities for other significant women-versus-men competitions, such as Billie Jean King's defeat of Bobby Riggs in 1973. On May 13, 1973 (Mother's Day), 55-year-old Bobby Rigg...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  9. Gasol's stingy defense earns award

    Sunny Saini, ESPN Stats & Info

    Jim McIsaac/Getty Images Gasol earned his first Defensive Player of the Year award by anchoring the NBA's stingiest defense. Since the 1982-83 season, when the first Defensive Player of the Year award was given, a power forward or a center has won ...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  10. Grant Hill, defensive specialist

    Arash Markazi

    NEW YORK - Grant Hill sat in front of his locker Sunday afternoon with ice packs around both knees and his feet submerged in a bucket of ice. It has become a normal postgame image for the 40-year-old Hill this season but on Sunday his performance...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  11. Dwight Howard or Mike D'Antoni: The Los Angeles Lakers might have...

    Ramona Shelburne

    Howard or D'Antoni? The Lakers might have to choose.

    Story | Conversation | January 25, 2013
  12. Lin has smaller role, production in Houston

    Lee Singer & Kenton Wong, ESPN Stats & Info

    Dan Lippitt/NBAE/Getty Images Jeremy Lin returns to Madison Square Garden for the first time since leaving the Knicks. One of the biggest sports stories last year was Jeremy Lin's run with the New York Knicks. On Monday, Lin returns to Madison Squa...

    Blog | December 17, 2012
  13. The Cavs' double-barrel backcourt

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Jeff Gross/NBAE/Getty Images Kyrie Irving is still the man in Cleveland, but he now has a playmate. LOS ANGELES -- It's Year 2 of the Kyrie Irving era in Cleveland, and the point guard out of Duke has picked up where he left off after his formidabl...

    Blog | November 06, 2012
  14. On display in preseason: new skills

    Beckley Mason

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images DeAndre Jordan is among those showing off skills they lacked a year ago. The NBA preseason is like the first day of school -- everyone wants to see who got a new haircut, who grew, who no longer only wears swea...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  15. James tinkering with new signature move

    Michael Wallace

    Ronald Martinez/Getty Images LeBron James has been adding a new signature move. Heat assistant coach Bob McAdoo approves. MIAMI - A year ago, LeBron James adopted elements of Hakeem Olajuwon's Dream Shake. This time around, the Miami Heat star forw...

    Blog | October 10, 2012
  16. Thanks, Bob

    Chris Forsberg

    Boston Globe/Video ScreenshotClick the image above to watch our "Can You Dance Like Gino?" video.Bob Ryan won me an Emmy. On the day that Bob will file his last column as a full-time employee of the Boston Globe after 44 brilliant years, allow me ...

    Blog | August 12, 2012