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  1. 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
  2. Sports and patriotism

    Howard Bryant

    Sports, which once avoided the complex world, now embraces it, serving as the chief staging ground for expressions of patriotism, and has codified it into its game-day identity.

    Story | Conversation | July 03, 2013
  3. Jason Collins opens door, more work to come

    Howard Bryant

    What happens over the next months and years will say more about American society and its boundaries of acceptance than it ever could about Jason Collins or Kirk Walker or Kevin McClatchy or Martina Navratilova.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2013
  4. TV money inflates sports bubble

    Howard Bryant

    In a time of high unemployment and low job creation, oddly, there still seemed to be money for sports. A closer look reveals a largely stagnant industry -- except for skyrocketing media rights to broadcast sports.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2013
  5. Is sports bubble about to burst?

    Howard Bryant

    The games today are different. The feel is different. Because of scandals, concussions, PEDs and other strains, if sport has not reached its tipping point, it is in the throes of serious transition.

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2013
  6. Today's pro players overscheduled, overstretched

    Howard Bryant

    Professional sports has reached its tipping point. The players, already too big, already too fast, already too strong, are now engaged in a game of attrition not against the other team, but against the regular season.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2013
  7. Boston Celtics Kevin Garnett still has old-school competitive spi...

    Howard Bryant

    In an era when many rival players would rather be friends than foes, Kevin Garnett's competitive fire still runs hot - and Ray Allen is now feeling the burn, writes Howard Bryant in ESPN The Magazine.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2012
  8. NHL fans have the power to stop lockouts - ESPN The Magazine

    Howard Bryant

    In ESPN The Magazine, Howard Bryant writes about how lockouts have become as routine as the changing of the season. If only fans realized they have the power to put a stop to it.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2012
  9. MLB 2012 season proves salary caps are not necessary - ESPN The M...

    Howard Bryant

    In ESPN The Magazine, Howard Bryant makes a case against NBA and NFL owners who say a salary cap is necessary for parity, using the example of MLB's exciting pennant races.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2012
  10. The Albert Pujols and Chris Paul situations point out baseball's ...

    Howard Bryant

    Albert Pujols' contract with the Angels is a clear indication of Major League Baseball's strength and stability next to the uncertainty of Chris Paul's future in the NBA.

    Story | Conversation | December 14, 2011
  11. NBA could solve financial problems by contracting teams

    Howard Bryant

    If the NBA wants to save its season and its own dignity instead of trying to push the players to the wall, it needs to consider a serious downsize.

    Story | Conversation | November 23, 2011
  12. Boston Bruins, Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics and New England Pat...

    Howard Bryant

    Boston sports fans have been treated to championships from all four of their major pro sports teams in the last seven years. A writer reflects on the way it is and the way it was in his hometown.

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2011
  13. It's time to take back meaning of regular seasons in professional...

    Howard Bryant

    It's time to take back the meaning of the regular seasons in professional baseball, basketball, hockey and football by cutting down on the number of games.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2011
  14. The role of Henry Aaron, Braves, Falcons, Hawks and pro sports in...

    Howard Bryant

    Atlanta civic leaders embraced pro sports as a catalyst to change attitudes in and about the South. But Henry Aaron had to be persuaded to return when the Braves moved.

    Story | Conversation | January 12, 2011
  15. NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB 2010s foreshadow labor power plays of 2011

    Howard Bryant

    The undercurrent leading into 2011 is clear: If you care about sports, you might want to learn about economic and labor issues as much as you study the mysteries of the Cover 2 shell.

    Story | Conversation | December 31, 2010
  16. In MLB, tennis, NFL, NBA, bigger is better. What happens to skill...

    Howard Bryant

    From the diamond to the the tennis courts, bigger, more powerful is better. Is height and strength pushing skill out of sports?

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2010