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  1. Miami Heat are proof salary caps only promote owner profits - ESP...

    Howard Bryant

    In ESPN The Magazine's Body issue, Howard Bryant writes that the Miami Heat are the latest team to prove that talent trumps all. That includes salary caps, which don't promote parity -- merely owner profits.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2013
  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. NBA players' protection from unions and contracts leave little ro...

    Howard Bryant

    To be an NBA coach is to be stepped on, cursed at, stared down -- that is, when you're not being flat-out ignored. In ESPN The Magazine, Howard Bryant writes about the difficulty NBA coaches have in demanding accountability from their players.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 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 NBA's new labor deal doesn't solve the problems of small-mark...

    Howard Bryant

    Here's one glass-half-empty look at the NBA's new labor agreement: It's only a matter of time until the small-market numbers don't add up and the players are being blamed again.

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2011
  11. David Stern's NBA lockout logic is flawed

    Howard Bryant

    None of David Stern's rhetoric holds up to scrutiny. He justified the lockout by stating the dominance of big-market teams threatened competitive balance. But recent playoff results don't support that.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2011
  12. NBA and NFL lockouts create dangerous thinking about labor-manage...

    Howard Bryant

    For some reason, the public isn't demanding accountability from the owners who have shut down the immensely popular NBA and NFL.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2011
  13. NBA, David Stern could learn from MLB, NHL labor negotiations

    Howard Bryant

    Are there lessons in baseball's last round of labor strife for NBA commissioner David Stern? He is racing, like Philly-era Barkley on a fast break, toward a showdown.

    Story | Conversation | July 06, 2011
  14. 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
  15. David Stern and NBA might be headed toward same sort of labor loc...

    Howard Bryant

    The NBA's labor posturing is following a risky road that appears to be taking the league straight into a brick wall and a possible NFL-style lockout. Yep, it's deja vu all over again.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2011
  16. 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