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  1. Denver Nuggets' Kenneth Faried makes his mothers proud

    Tom Friend

    When Jason Collins revealed he was gay, he had an ally waiting for him in Denver. Because Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried gets it. He doesn't rebound only for himself. He rebounds for his moms.

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2013
  2. ESPN Films documentary examines Sam Bowie's legacy

    Tom Friend

    Former basketball player Sam Bowie had a difficult career, marked by injuries in college and the NBA and overshadowed by his draft placement.

    Story | Conversation | December 14, 2012
  3. Kobe Bryant considers leaving NBA during court trials - ESPN The ...

    Tom Friend

    His life under fire in two different courts, Kobe Bryant has never felt so alone.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2012
  4. NCB - Kansas Jayhawks center Thomas Robinson used basketball to h...

    Tom Friend

    Kansas power forward Thomas Robinson lost his mother and both grandparents in about a month last season. Struck by unbearable grief, he leaned on KU hoops to heal. Tom Friend follows his journey for ESPN The Magazine.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2011
  5. Kevin Durant making a humble home for himself in Oklahoma City

    Tom Friend

    You'd think leading the NBA in scoring twice by 22 years old and taking the NBA's youngest playoff team to the conference semifinals would go to a kid's head. But not Kevin Durant's. Tom Friend explains why.

    Story | Conversation | May 11, 2011
  6. Tom Friend: The Los Angeles Lakers' Pau Gasol scrubs in

    Tom Friend

    If Pau Gasol wasn't busy winning championships with the Lakers, he'd probably be saving lives as a doctor.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2010
  7. OTL: Old College Try

    Tom Friend

    Darryl Dawkins was the first high school player to go straight to the NBA. Thirty-five years later, he has unfinished business.

    Eticket | Conversation | February 09, 2010
  8. Denver Nuggets hold locker-room assistant close to their hearts

    Tom Friend

    If the Denver Nuggets reach the NBA Finals, one of their devoted followers will be Nicholas Owens -- who has struggled for years with spina bifida but has been an inspiration to the entire team.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2009
  9. OTL: The Disposable Superstar

    Tom Friend

    Chauncey Billups has won an NBA title, been Finals MVP and is now driving Denver's playoff run. Not bad for a guy who has changed teams six times.

    Eticket | Conversation | May 07, 2009
  10. OTL: Lessons From My Father

    Tom Friend

    Duke point guard Nolan Smith lost his dad at 8, but still hears him loud and clear.

    Eticket | Conversation | March 05, 2009
  11. OTL: Reaching Out

    Tom Friend

    Julius Erving and his daughter, Alexandra Stevenson, are forging a relationship, 27 years after her birth.

    Eticket | Conversation | December 18, 2008
  12. The man who wanted to be a Globetrotter

    Tom Friend

    Harold Williams pulled off the practically impossible - he got himself traded from the Washington Generals to the Harlem Globetrotters.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2008
  13. LeBron needs to rise up

    Tom Friend

    Too bad LeBron James is skipping the dunk contest. As the NBA's new face, he needs to rise up and take part.

    Story | Conversation | February 01, 2006
  14. Shaq knew he'd be shown the door

    Tom Friend

    Sensing his days were numbered, Shaq talked about his beefs with Kobe and Lakers management.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2004
  15. Inside Straight

    Tom Friend

    The Knicks were holding another losing hand until they picked up two discarded kings. Now New York is all in.

    Story | Conversation | January 19, 2004
  16. Judgment Days

    Tom Friend

    His life under fire in two different courts, Kobe has never felt so alone.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2003