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  1. Yearbook, Nov. 21: Bill Fitch loses 1,000th

    Patrick Dorsey

    Nov. 21, 1996: On this day 16 years ago, Bill Fitch gained a dubious distinction -- when the Los Angeles Clippers lost 105-94 to the Dallas Mavericks, he became the first coach in NBA history to lose 1,000 games. That's not to mock Mr. Fitch -- it...

    Blog | November 21, 2012
  2. Yearbook, Nov. 2: Red Auerbach's debut

    Patrick Dorsey

    Nov. 2, 1946: On this day 66 years ago, Arnold "Red" Auerbach made his coaching debut in a league that would later help form the NBA (the Basketball Association of America), guiding his Washington Capitols to a 50-33 win over the host Detroit Falcons...

    Blog | November 02, 2012
  3. Yearbook, Oct. 31: Earl Lloyd makes history

    Patrick Dorsey

    Oct. 31, 1950: On this day 62 years ago, a 22-year-old man from Alexandria, Va., suited up for the Washington Capitols and made a breakthrough: Earl Lloyd became the first black player in NBA history. The Boston Celtics' Chuck Cooper (the first bl...

    Blog | October 31, 2012
  4. Video project captures motion of basketball

    Patrick Dorsey

    Eric Funk, a senior animation major last year at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, needed a final project. So Funk, a Boston-area native and basketball fan/recreational player, turned to the court for inspiration. "I was always shooting...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  5. Team Pictures: Oregon Ducks put pin in it

    Patrick Dorsey

    The photo sharing-and-consuming platform Pinterest blew up in 2011 and 2012, surpassing 100 million visits this March, according to a study. Yet the social network remains relatively untapped in the world of college and pro sports, with only a few...

    Blog | September 06, 2012
  6. Stephen Curry gets creative on social media

    Patrick Dorsey

    In January, a teenager named Jeff Lorenz made a trick shot. Then he used the video to enter a contest conducted by Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry. He won said contest, along with its supposed prize: a voicemail greeting from Curry. Exce...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  7. Yearbook, Aug. 3: The NBA is born

    Patrick Dorsey

    Aug. 3, 1949: Grab a piece of cake and get ready to sing. On this day 63 years ago, the Basketball Association of America and the National Basketball League merged, forming the National Basketball Association. That move included the Boston Celtic...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  8. Yearbook, July 31: The NBA's trading day

    Patrick Dorsey

    July 31, 2007: On a day that typically sees scores of Major League Baseball trades, a big one in the NBA took place five years ago: Kevin Garnett from the Minnesota Timberwolves to the Boston Celtics, in exchange for Al Jefferson and several other pl...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  9. Video: Celtics fans have LeBron issues

    Patrick Dorsey

    Why would a Boston Celtics fan root against Team USA? As YouTube funnyman Scooter Magruder shows in "Stuff Celtics Fans Say" -- and as the headline of this post pretty much gives away -- there's one specific guy who might make certain supporters unpa...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  10. It's Playbook's 2012 ESPYS predictions!

    Patrick Dorsey

    Who had the St. Louis Cardinals winning the World Series? (If you did, be quiet for a second.) Or the Los Angeles Kings climbing from the No. 8 seed to Stanley Cup glory? Or the New York Giants even getting to the Super Bowl, let alone beati...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  11. Behold the 2012 ESPYS predictions

    Patrick Dorsey

    Who will win the ESPYS? We've got your predictions right here.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2012
  12. In pictures: LeBron James' season endings

    Patrick Dorsey

    LeBron James entered the NBA in 2003-04. He finally topped it in 2011-12. This is how every NBA season has ended for LeBron James: * * * 2003-04: Cleveland Cavaliers (35-47) miss playoffs (end with 100-90 win vs. Knicks) 2004-0...

    Blog | June 22, 2012
  13. Another sports fashion craze: Denim jackets

    Patrick Dorsey

    First we had "nerd glasses" -- and, apparently, we still do. Now we've got denim jackets, which in recent days/months/in some cases years have been worn by NBA and other sports stars. Take Amare Stoudemire in the above photo; shortly after gettin...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  14. Twitter does good job, shows good effort

    Patrick Dorsey

    He (we're assuming) was just trying to cheer up the Miami Heat after their loss to the Boston Celtics. Instead, a young kid shouting "good job, good effort" -- repeatedly and loudly, so ESPN's microphones could hear -- turned into an Internet sens...

    Blog | June 06, 2012
  15. How an NBA championship ring is made

    Patrick Dorsey

    The Dallas Mavericks got one. The Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs want one (or in some cases, another one). But how are these championship rings made? The Mavericks took us behind the scenes, talking to the...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  16. Yearbook, June 4: Greatest NBA game ever?

    Patrick Dorsey

    June 4, 1976: Think Sunday night's Boston Celtics-Miami Heat overtime game was intense? Just check the scoreboard that hung above the head of Glenn McDonald on this day 36 years ago. No, that "7" under "Period" was no scorekeeping error. This was...

    Blog | June 04, 2012