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  1. Yearbook, Nov. 20: AC Green's record streak

    Patrick Dorsey

    Nov. 20, 1997: On this day 15 years ago, in a game between the Golden State Warriors and the Dallas Mavericks, the ball was jumped and caught by Dallas guard Michael Finley, who immediately called a timeout. The reason: Starting forward A.C. Green...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  2. Yearbook, Oct. 6: Jordan's first retirement

    Patrick Dorsey

    Oct. 6, 1993: On this day 19 years ago, the shocking news was confirmed by the man himself: Michael Jordan, age 30, was retiring from the game he seemed to tame -- most recently with three consecutive NBA championships. Oh, but it's no spoiler to ...

    Blog | October 06, 2012
  3. Basketball bloggers to host art exhibition

    Patrick Dorsey

    Basketball and art. For Mike McGrath, there's just something about those two mixing. "The game of basketball provides so many corollaries to art," McGrath wrote to Playbook recently. "There's the grace, finesse and fluidity so inherent in the game...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  4. Yearbook, Sept. 25: Michael Jordan, Wizard

    Patrick Dorsey

    Sept. 25, 2001: After months of speculation and days of delays in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, Michael Jordan made it official via a press release on this day 11 years ago: He was returning to the NBA, this time as a Washington Wizard. The fi...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  5. Yearbook, Sept. 24: Miracle at Michigan

    Patrick Dorsey

    Sept. 24, 1994: Hail Flutie? It's safe to say most sports fans know about Hail Flutie. But the Miracle at Michigan? It's not as well-known but arguably as impressive, as on this day 18 years ago Kordell Stewart's 64-yard Hail Mary -- with the thr...

    Blog | September 24, 2012
  6. Web Clips: Rapper & painter honor Jordan

    Patrick Dorsey

    The Homeless Heroes -- a duo that features a unique painter (Travis Settineri) and rapper (Jerrell Johnson) combination in their many YouTube tributes to stars of fact and fiction -- pay their respects to a certain basketball player named Michael Jor...

    Blog | September 05, 2012
  7. Gallery: 2012-13 NBA rookies, in uniform

    Patrick Dorsey

    NBA rookies. In official uniform. We'll see it lots once the season tips off, but we saw it first this week at the annual Panini America photo shoot. Here are the best shots from the 2012-13 class, featuring a brow, some Heels, and a whole lot mor...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  8. Yearbook, Aug. 17: Phelps golden, times 8

    Patrick Dorsey

    Aug. 17, 2008: You might have heard of this guy. Recently, even, in this space. On this day four years ago, Michael Phelps claimed the last of these record eight gold medals, when the United States' 4x100 relay squad beat all comers....

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  9. One from the Night: USA just keeps winning

    Patrick Dorsey

    First the Olympics, now this. Sure, it was just a friendly, but the United States' 1-0 win Wednesday -- powered by a goal from Michael Orozco Fiscal -- was its first in Mexico in 25 tries over 75 years....

    Blog | August 16, 2012
  10. Team Pictures: How USA saw Olympics

    Patrick Dorsey

    London 2012 was a spectacularly social Olympics, with fans in attendance, fans overseas, athletes on site and individual nations and teams joining in. Naturally, Team USA -- and its prolific medal count -- was right there, sharing not only news bu...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  11. Yearbook, Aug. 13: Phelps gets gold record

    Patrick Dorsey

    Aug. 13, 2008: London 2012 might be over -- and with it, Michael Phelps' Olympic career -- but on this day four years ago Michael Phelps was just getting started, medal record-wise. In beating the world mark in the 200-meter butterfly, the American c...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  12. Then & Now: USA basketball's blowouts

    Patrick Dorsey

    The Dream Team and today's team: forever linked in history. As debate subjects -- as in, which one's better? As gold medalists -- that is, if the 2012 Team USA men win. And now, after a 156-73 rout of Nigeria, as owners of signature blowouts...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  13. Where are U.S. Olympic medalists from?

    Patrick Dorsey

    As always, the United States is close to the top in the ever-changing Olympics medal count. But where do these medal winners come from? Check out this interactive map, which shows the hometowns (as listed on the 2012 London Olympics' official webs...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  14. U.S. leads London Olympics on Twitter

    Patrick Dorsey

    The 2012 London Olympics often are called a "Social Games" -- and we see why on a daily basis. But who is winning those games, as far as Twitter is concerned? In numbers provided to Playbook by, we can see the United States is tops so fa...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  15. Web Clips: Stuff said at a small(ish) school

    Patrick Dorsey

    University of Central Florida. It's small, reputation-wise, but it's also where Brandon Marshall went, where Daunte Culpepper went, where Daniel Tosh went, where Michael Jordan's son Marcus goes, and where Emma Watson ... well, we're not so sure abou...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  16. Flashback: 5 great photos of Kobe & Jordan

    Patrick Dorsey

    The Kobe Bryant vs. Michael Jordan thing sparked up again this week, but this time it was more about their squads -- today's Team USA vs. the 1992 Dream Team -- than a head-to-head comparison between the NBA legends. But a decade and more ago, Kob...

    Blog | July 13, 2012