The “first person to discover Michael Jordan” describes how North Carolina reacted to MJ
According to Roy Williams, you don’t really need to have an eye for a new prospect to notice a young Jordan, who was simply known as “Mike” at the time.
"I thought, 'Oh my God, what have I done?'" — Baseball coach recalls Larry Bird's short-lived baseball career
Larry Bird played baseball just because a coach provoked him.
Vanessa Bryant revealed how Kobe Bryant was a normal person like everyone else: "He wipes his own ass too"
Kobe Bryant was a superstar on the court but never acted like one outside of it. This is what endeared him to the fans
Reggie Miller on who he hated facing on the bad boy Pistons — “He had a crazy look in his eye all the time”
There’s a reason why Miller's most feared Pistons player was dubbed as the “Baddest Bad Boy of them all.”
"I lost a lot of sleep because of him" — Chauncey Billups reveals who deserved to win the 2005 NBA Finals MVP
Tim Duncan won the 2005 NBA Finals MVP. But Chauncey Billups, as well as some fans, believed the trophy belonged to someone else.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar tried mentoring Andrew Bynum by showing him Bill Russell's defensive highlights
Bynum would start to get it, but he wasn't too interested in playing defense, in Kareem's words.
"Who's this white boy?" — Kobe Bryant on his first meeting with a San Antonio Spurs legend
Kobe Bryant believes the NBA had to adjust to this legend's unique and unorthodox playstyle.
"I needed an offensive gimmick" — Larry Bird names the real 3-point shot instigator before Stephen Curry
Nowadays, when people knock down a 3-point shot they yell "Steph Curry." Back in the day, people blurted out "Pitino Bombino."
John Wall on why he cares more about his legacy than championship: "Winning a ring is not everything"
At one point, with superteams already stacked with multiple stars, some believed that the Wizards should also do the same if they want to win a championship. But not Wal
“They are gonna have to f***ing kill me” - How Ronny Turiaf overcame open heart surgery to get on the court for the Los Angeles Lakers
Turiaf’s physical showed that he needed to have open-heart surgery, and despite being told his career may be over, Turiaf battled and eventually made his way back on the court
Jud Buechler on if Michael Jordan could fare in today's three-point era: "A very easy adjustment for him"
Based on a former teammate's prediction, it wouldn't be an issue for MJ
Shawn Kemp on why he left the Sonics: 'They weren’t going to pay me $100 million'
In 1997, Shawn Kemp left the Sonics because he felt that he deserves to be paid more. He got the deal he wanted with the Cavs but he eventually lost his desire to play.
Glen Rice lauds a Filipino basketball legend: 'He’s up there...You talk about the Larry Birds, Glen Rices, Steph Currys'
Filipino basketball legend Allan Caidic nailed 14 three-pointers in a friendly game with Glen Rice in 2010. A decade later, "G Money" was still in awe of what he had witnessed from his fellow marksman
"I took it to another level!"-Shaquille O'Neal thinks he was better than Wilt and Kareem
Shaq took inspiration from the great big men and passed them over, in his opinion.
Dwight Howard explains how LeBron James inspired him to be a better player after playing against each other in high school
Dwight Howard didn't know who LeBron James was until they faced each other in a game in high school. After the game, Howard got inspired to get to LeBron's level.
Kendrick Perkins reveals LeBron, Kobe and Carmelo broke up the OKC Thunder during the 2012 Olympics
The veterans took advantage of the opportunity and eliminated their biggest competition for years to come by getting into Harden's head.
"I smell pus*y Lord!"-Iman Shumpert reveals a crazy Kevin Garnet trash-talking story
"Boy, I dunked that ball the next play and called him all types of bit*h!"-Shumpert took KG's trash talk personal.
Eddy Curry opens up about his time with the New York Knicks — “That was the year I started experiencing knee problems”
If there’s one way to define Eddy Curry’s basketball career, it’s probably “untapped potential"
"He terrorized everybody!"-Kareem explains why Jordan and LeBron are not even close to Bill Russell
For Kareem, it's all about success and the impact you had on the game, and nobody is catching Bill Russel in that department.
How Wilt Chamberlain potentially lost $500 million after the death of Ike Richman
Wilt and Ike Richman allegedly had a deal in place that would make The Big Dipper a part-owner of the 76ers
“They never got on the same page”-Kendrick Perkins discusses why the Russell Westbrook/Kevin Durant tandem never worked out
Perkins believes that Durant and Westbrook didn’t have the type of the brotherhood that the media believed they did, and their inability to find common ground resulted in the demise of the Thunder
Nancy Leonard revealed why the Pacers passed up on Larry Bird in the 1978 NBA Draft: "We totally gave him away"
Nancy Leonard was convinced that the Indiana Pacers would pick Larry Bird. She watched him play and described him as perfect. However, the financial constraints prompted the board members to select Rick Robey.
Tim Hardaway reveals Manute Bol asked for $500k before letting go of Warriors jersey #10: 'Give me your whole contract'
Hoping he could convince Bol to hand him his favorite number for a certain amount of dollars, Hardaway reached out to his 7-foot-7 teammate, but to no avail
"Arvydas could qualify for a handicapped parking spot" - Why Arvydas Sabonis never reached his full potential in the NBA
A complicated situation, series of injuries and a newly-found love in a foreign country were all factors why the NBA never saw the best version of Arvydas Sabonis