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  1. Shabazz Napier eyes lesson in rough debut

    Michael Wallace

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Shabazz Napier turned the ball over on his first possession and launched an airball on one of his final shots during his first game as an NBA point guard. Those kind of miscues can only mean one thing: The Miami Heat's first-roun...

    Blog | July 05, 2014
  2. NBA Playoffs - LeBron James' advice from Jerry West, Isiah Thomas...

    Brian Windhorst

    After LeBron James fell in the 2011 Finals, he turned to a few of the all-time greats for advice., Brian Windhorst writes.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2014
  3. Stevens and the bouncy trampoline

    Chris Forsberg

    While addressing students during Butler University's commencement on Saturday in Indianapolis, Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens referenced his first season in the NBA as a lesson in overcoming adversity. "I just participated and was part of a sea...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Stevens excited for Russell's visit

    Chris Forsberg

    WALTHAM, Mass. -- When Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens flew to Boston for his introductory press conference in July, he brought along a weathered copy of "Russell Rules," the book written by Celtics legend Bill Russell that details 11 lessons on le...

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  6. Wakeup call: Vocal lessons

    Chris Forsberg

    The Boston Celtics wrap up three days of training camp in Newport, R.I. on Wednesday. First up, recapping the headlines from Day 2, including the need for a more vocal Brandon Bass: ESPN Boston: Crank up the (Brandon) Bass The Celtics are sched...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  7. Snapshot: Bass dives in

    Chris Forsberg

    Steve Babineau/NBAE/Sports Action ImagesCeltics forward Brandon Bass goes through a swimming lesson Friday in Waltham.Boston Celtics forward Brandon Bass hopped in the pool with children from the Boston Boys & Girls Club on Frida in his quest to lear...

    Blog | September 28, 2013
  8. Sullinger must clean up mess

    Chris Forsberg

    Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger said earlier this summer that life often provides the test before it delivers the lesson. After being arrested Tuesday, he must learn from his alleged transgression: ESPN Boston: Sullinger must clean up mess...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  9. NBA -- Jason Kidd's coaching debut a first step

    Michael Wallace

    With a warm welcome from veteran coaches, Jason Kidd made his debut on the coaching sidelines.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2013
  10. 2013 NBA playoffs -- Is Kevin Durant doing too much?

    Kevin Pelton

    If the Thunder are going to make a deep run in the playoffs, Kevin Durant will need some help.

    Story | Conversation | May 03, 2013
  11. 2013 NBA playoffs: Eastern Conference playoff preview

    Tom Haberstroh

    Which team will win each of the four Eastern Conference playoff series? Tom Haberstroh gives his picks.

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2013
  12. NBA - Lessons for Los Angeles Lakers from failed superteams

    Bradford Doolittle

    Bradford Doolittle says the Los Angeles Lakers could learn a couple things from failed super teams of the past. But with the way they've been playing, perhaps they have?

    Story | Conversation | January 30, 2013
  13. 2012 NBA Playoffs - How Game 7 between Celtics and 76ers will be ...

    Bradford Doolittle

    Bradford Doolittle identifies some key lessons from the first six games of the Celtics-Sixers series in order to determine Game 7's deciding factors.

    Story | Conversation | May 26, 2012
  14. Celtics vs. 76ers: Game 7 history lesson

    ESPN Stats and Info

    On Saturday, the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics will meet in a Game 7 for the sixth time in what was once one of the greatest rivalries in sports. It's the first 76ers-Celtics Game 7 in 30 years. The Celtics won 3 of the previous 5 Game 7s sin...

    Blog | May 25, 2012
  15. The Chris Paul trade is an awkward and infuriating lesson in how ...

    Michael Wilbon

    Two days later, how does the Chris Paul trade look? That depends on where you live. But this much is indisputable: It's a lesson for small market teams everywhere.

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2011
  16. A plea for perspective on LeBron's legacy

    Tom Haberstroh

    Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images For those who are quick to write off LeBron James, Michael Jordan's career offers a lesson. LeBron James is 26 years old. When Michael Jordan was 26 years old, he was a failure. This might seem impossible to some. We...

    Blog | October 19, 2011