Ten minutes into Lenny Cooke, the documentary's star sits on a couch, watching the 2001 NBA draft with two friends. They debate who is the best player in the NBA: Allen Iverson, Tracy McGrady, or Kobe Bryant. This is the Post-Jordan Era, and there is no clear king on the NBA's throne. It's an era o ... More >>
By Mike Seely [Editor's note: Country Time is a new biweekly column for our sister music blog in Seattle.] With the nation's major-party political conventions drawing to a close recently with a rousing reelection appeal from the nation's first black president, it seems fitting to cast a spotlight ... More >>
Because of our mutual interest in Scientology, Guy Adams and I have come to know each other in recent months. He's the Los Angeles-based reporter for the UK publication The Independent, and lately he's been taking aim at NBC's problems covering the London games. But he really ran into trouble when ... More >>
While I was on the F train to Prospect Park, I noticed a structure in the distance as the subway came above ground around Carroll Gardens. It was a futuristic building of epic proportions; a huge MSG-like structure in the middle of Atlantic Avenue. For a second, I wondered what the hell this buildin ... More >>
The New York Knicks were in an interesting predicament late last week as the NBA regular season was heading toward the finish line: They had the chance to choose their playoff opponent. Heading into the final two games of the regular season with identical records with the Philadelphia 76ers, the K ... More >>
Ron Artest--scion of the Queensbridge Houses and one of the greatest ballplayers ever to come out of the city -- has been suspended for clothes lining Dallas Maverick guard J.J. Barea, just a week after he was named NBA Citizen of the Year. On April 26, Artest, a forward for the Los Angeles ... More >>
The man had a long week. After finishing a new song with Beyoncé at 5 a.m., Kanye decided he should debut it on the radio the following afternoon. He really did it. The next night he played a secret show at New York City club The Box, in which everyone was required to wear formal attire, par ... More >>
There are some fascinating new issues surfacing in the aftershock of LeBron James's decision to join the Miami Heat, most notably Tyler Kepner in yesterday's New York Times. Kepner makes several valid parallels between A-Rod and James, such as "like Rodriguez, James grew up without a father ... More >>
At 9:26 pm EST Wednesday night, LeBron James told us what we already knew. Since Tuesday night, the Philadelphia Inquirer's Stephen A. Smith had been betting his reputation on LeBron's choice of the Miami Heat, and nearly three hours before the climactic moment, rumors of preparations for ... More >>
Is posing with Terry Richardson the new Make A Guest Appearance on Sesame Street Yo Gabba Gabba?
"For The Blueprint, Jay-Z literally just walked into the studio one day and was like, 'Anybody got some beats?'" Kanye mourns, 1.30.10.Last Thursday, when producer Justin "Just Blaze" Smith announced he was closing shop at Baseline Studios, longtime recording homebase for Roc-A-Fella Records ... More >>
In a way, for Knicks fans this is worse than the Isiah era. You know, in the way watching a train wreck is a lot more interesting than watching paint dry. At least in the bad old days, there was drama, larger-than life personalities and some good basketball players, albeit gone horribly w ... More >>
Both of the papers today lead with the allegations that referees ignored fouls from NBA stars to keep them in the game and to keep people in the seats. The claim comes from Tim Donaghy, a former ref who has pleaded guilty to wire fraud and gambling in connection with bets he placed on games he offic ... More >>
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Houston Takes the Title in a Year of Transition
Tennis Legends Bring Their Senior Tour to Central Park
The Minefields That Lurk Between the Knicks and a Conference Title
A Vow Born of Rage and Sorrow
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