Ric Bucher, from the June 14, 2010 issue of ESPN The Magazine, on "sweet spots" in the NBA Finals -- special places on the floor for riflemen like Paul Pierce, Derek Fisher, Kobe Bryant and even the heroes of yesteryear like MJ and Bird.
From the 2010 Fan Issue (cover date: February 8) of ESPN The Magazine: this is "Fan Army," where we send enterprising youth out into the world to cover the games they love. What happens? Some mud, some dancing, and a bunch of good tales.
From the November 30, 2009 issue of ESPN The Magazine: a feature on Los Angeles Clippers rookie PF Blake Griffin and his attempts to fit in with his teammates, including toting around a Dora the Explorer backpack and boxes of doughnuts.
Beyond the ivy-covered walls of major American colleges sit powerful men who often know long before anyone else does when the team's coach will be fired (or a new one will be hired). Chances are they had something to do with it.