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  1. Sporting tickets about to soar in NBA, NFL

    Darren Rovell

    Thursday will be one of the biggest days in ticket resale history. Why? Because the NBA playoff matchups are set and the NFL schedule is coming out. We're talking about tons of fans scrambling to find the tickets they want over the next 24 hours. ...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  2. 'Inside the Playbook' NBA Playoffs Preview: Knicks, Celtics, Heat...

    Brett Koremenos

    In preparation for the NBA playoffs, this is the first of four entries breaking down one key play or action central to the success of each playoff-bound team. Check back later this week for the remaining 12 breakdowns. New York Knicks: The Carmel...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  3. The 33 best streaks in sports history

    Doug Williams

    After seeing the Los Angeles Lakers' winning streak come to an end at 33 games in 1972, forward Jim McMillian said NBA fans had seen something special. "We just finished a streak that I don't believe any other team is going to break," he told the ...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  4. Meet Denzel Washington the hoops stud

    Dan Friedell

    Editor's note: Welcome to another installment of "How Good Was He?" It's an occasional Playbook series in which we delve deep into the athletic pasts of celebrities. If all you know about Denzel Washington's basketball skills comes from the exten...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  5. 'Skylanders' game is sweeping the NBA

    Jared Zwerling

    More and more NBA players who have children are ending their nights a bit differently these days. Cartoons and board games have been put on hold for the video game, "Skylanders: Giants," the sequel in the popular "Skylanders" franchise. Since "Gia...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  6. James White is the NBA's secret dunk hero

    Jared Zwerling

    When James White signed a one-year deal with the New York Knicks last offseason, he told reporters in Las Vegas, where he was competing on the team's summer league squad, that he wanted to be known as a complete player in the NBA. "Anybody who kno...

    Blog | February 06, 2013
  7. Teammates: Jason Terry dishes on Celtics

    Jared Zwerling

    Hours before a Boston Celtics game, while the mood is calm as players warm up, Jason Terry is usually saying hello to or chatting with almost anyone who crosses his path. The 14-year veteran is one of the friendliest guys in the NBA, and easily appro...

    Blog | January 15, 2013
  8. Kenyan boy, aka Larry Bird, raising hopes

    Bill Speros

    Samuel Gishohe had never heard of Larry Bird, the Boston Celtics or the even the NBA. But the 12-year-old Kenyan boy had no problem stepping in for Bird when it came time to make the video to help raise money to buy a playing field near the Grace ...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  9. 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
  10. The ultimate PPV event: NBA 1-on-1 hoops

    Jared Zwerling

    The biggest untapped sporting event for revenue and betting? One-on-one matchups between the NBA's best players. Steve Budin, CEO of SportsInfo.com and an expert on sports betting, knows how financially successful a pay-per-view one-on-one showcas...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Trending: Gearing up for Ironman, NFL refs

    Bill Speros

    Mirinda Carfrae dreamed of playing basketball as a young girl growing up in Logan City, Australia. Her dreams then shifted to becoming a world-class triathlete and Ironman World Championship winner. Now she dreams about being late. "It's more a n...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  14. Video: A look at a pioneering Hall of Famer

    Playbook Visuals

    He's a Hall of Famer now, after this week's enshrinement. But who was Don Barksdale? This feature, part of a series of inductee retrospectives released on the NBA's YouTube channel, explains, showing the pioneering efforts of this 1950s Boston Ce...

    Blog | September 08, 2012
  15. Uni Watch Power Rankings rates NBA uniforms from 1-30

    Paul Lukas

    Uni Watch ranks the NBA uniform sets from No. 1 to No. 30.

    Story | Conversation | August 24, 2012
  16. Uni Watch Power Rankings rates NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL uniforms fro...

    Paul Lukas

    Uni Watch tackles the epic task of ranking the uniform sets of the NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL from 1-122. (Part 5)

    Story | Conversation | August 24, 2012