That Time Michael Jordan Allegedly Ran Up a Million-Dollar Golf Debt
Just before the 1993 NBA Finals, one of Jordan's golf buddies published "Michael & Me: Our Gambling Addiction...My Cry For Help!" The book is forgotten, but its lesson is not.
Those Oversized Disembodied Heads at College Basketball Games: A Life Story
The oversized heads that fans wave around behind baskets during college basketball games were once one of fandom's great ideas. Now they're just part of the landscape.
Barry Windham and the Disappearing Cowboy Wrestler
Wrestling has always leaned on archetypes, but the country-strong badass that Barry Windham embodied in the 1980s and 90s has mostly vanished. It's a shame.
Forgotten Man: Bobby McDermott And The Rise Of Pro Basketball
No player did more to build pro basketball in the 1930's and '40s than Bobby McDermott, a brawling, hard-drinking scorer from Queens. How did he get forgotten?
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Nazis, Thieves, and a Dog Named Pickles: The Unsolved Mystery of the First World Cup Trophy
In 1930, FIFA President Jules Rimet commissioned a trophy for the first World Cup. Since then it has been stolen, hidden, hunted, and lost. If it even still exists.
What Happened to Nutmeg Mills? The Forgotten Story of a Sports Apparel Pioneer
In the 1990s, Nutmeg Mills redefined gaudy NBA T-shirts and the broader sports apparel business. Then NAFTA happened.
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Jesse Reid's Lessons, And The Man Who Beat Floyd Mayweather Jr.
In 1999, the legendary trainer Jesse Reid brought his fighter in to spar with Floyd Mayweather Jr. That day, Mayweather became another fighter to learn something from Reid.
Jose Reyes And Baseball's History Of Looking The Other Way
The Mets and their fans chose to welcome Jose Reyes back after his suspension for domestic violence. It's not pretty, but it's nothing new for Major League Baseball.
How LeBron James Rewrote History In The NBA Finals
Last year, LeBron James willed an undermanned Cavs team to two wins. This year, he helped his team past a historically great opponent. This is how history happens.
How NBA Entertainment Helped Save the League and Spread a Renaissance
In the early 1980s, the NBA was floundering. Then NBA Entertainment, the league's new in-house video production team, helped usher in a fan-tastic future.
WWE Is Talking About A "New Era," And Actually Backing It Up
Pro wrestling loves to tell its own story and always has. That's what WWE's current "new era" talk is about. More importantly: the new era is pretty great so far.
The Yankees Are Losing for All the Old, Familiar Reasons
George Steinbrenner was a tyrant and a meddler, but mostly he was a lousy owner—and the struggling 2016 Yankees are all too much like Steinbrenner's worst teams.