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  1. Abolish the NBA's conference system

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    Shouldn't the playoffs be as competitive as possible? The NBA is operating as though this isn't the plan. The Dallas Mavericks are currently out of the playoffs with a 43-30 record. The Atlanta Hawks are on track to make the playoffs with a 31-40...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
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  4. Winners in Indiana's book?

    Michael Rubino

    Hoosiers fret. Height of the corn. Length of the sermon. Width of the breaded pork tenderloin. You name it. But this NBA season, the state pastime has grown into a preoccupation for fans of the Indiana Pacers. In the beginning, we worried the n...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  5. Michael Sam and the education of sports

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Getty Images Jason Collins and Michael Sam have taught us that, on gay issues, education matters. If an NFL team drafts defensive end Michael Sam of the Missouri Tigers, the SEC Defensive Player of the Year, he will settle a longstanding gay sports...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  6. TrueHoop TV: Sports and bullying

    Michael Pritchard is a one-of-a-kind speaker with an interesting background as a comedian and probation officer with a unique and upbeat message about the role of sports in the national conversation about bullying. This was recorded before the NFL's ...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  7. Football's black swan event is here

    Henry Abbott

    Allison Joyce/Getty Images A poll shows head injuries are changing how many Americans see Roger Goodell's league. There's a scene in the incredible football head injury documentary "League of Denial" where we hear a tale of what would happen to the...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  8. Is the game over?

    Henry Abbott

    The New York Times is a heavy-hitting paper, and a good chunk of its heaviest hitting comes in the Sunday Review section. It's not often about sports, but this past Sunday's cover is dominated by an enormous Rebecca Mock illustration of a baseball pl...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  9. David Stern lays out grid-like course

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    LAS VEGAS -- Either the NBA believes itself to be in great shape, or it is doing a fine job feigning satisfaction. At the 2013 Board of Governors meeting, David Stern and commissioner-heir Adam Silver weren't waxing dire like they were during the 201...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  10. First Cup: Thursday

    Nick Borges

    Jill Painter of the Los Angeles Daily News: Andy Roeser, the Clippers president of basketball operations, was stunned at the scene at the team's facility: "I'm a little overwhelmed at the number of people here." Get used to it. "I really don't even k...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  11. The view from Seattle

    Kevin Pelton

    SEATTLE -- There was a small victory for Seattle basketball fans (including me) Wednesday night. The town's resident NBA team, whatever opponent is playing the Oklahoma City Thunder (in this case the Memphis Grizzlies), knocked the Thunder out of the...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  12. HGH tests coming to basketball, too?

    Henry Abbott

    In December, Rep. Elijah Cummings called it "incredibly ridiculous" that the NFL does not test for human growth hormone (HGH), lamenting years of stalling tactics from the players union. Cummings, from Maryland, is the ranking Democrat on a committee...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  13. Working Bodies: NBA head injuries

    Henry Abbott and Beckley Mason

    The motto of ESPN.com's HoopIdea is "Basketball is the best game ever. Now let's make it better." Working Bodies is a new HoopIdea series about being as smart as possible in keeping NBA players healthy. First up: The health topic in modern profession...

    Blog | January 14, 2013
  14. Missing stars shouldn't spoil our night

    Kevin Arnovitz

    For the second consecutive week on Thursday, a marquee NBA game was broadcasted nationally without the full cast of principal actors. The parallels are faint. Carmelo Anthony sat out after slicing a finger that required five stitches in Charlotte ...

    Blog | December 07, 2012
  15. WADA director general says NBA has 'gaps' in anti-doping program

    Henry Abbott

    The director general of the World Anti-Doping Agency says the NBA's anti-doping program is insufficient.

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2012
  16. Change the Game: Watching the watchmen

    Eamonn Brennan

    Partially inspired by TrueHoop's excellent HoopIdea series, College Basketball Nation humbly presents Change the Game, a weekly discussion on the game we love and the ways it could be made better. And nothing is off the table. Look for CtG every ...

    Blog | June 15, 2012
  17. James, Durant big nights have teams up 3-0

    ESPN Stats & Information

    It was a bad night for the home teams in the NBA playoffs, as the Dallas Mavericks and New York Knicks combined to score just 149 points and moved within one loss of elimination on Thursday. Longest Playoff Losing Streaks By Sport S...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  18. Derek Fisher takes on Billy Hunter

    Henry Abbott

    Patrick McDermott/Getty Images Sport A long-tense relationship explodes. Back in the lockout, a common theme was that David Stern was looking to massacre, destroy or otherwise obliterate the National Basketball Players Association. It was never ...

    Blog | April 25, 2012