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#RussellMania — Celtics vs. Lakers in the Finals

Sep 24, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Basketball Hall of Fame player Elgin Gay Baylor throws out the first pitch before the game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium.  The Dodgers defeated the Giants 9-1 to clinch the NL West Division Championship. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

We discuss the Celtics vs. Lakers NBA Finals rivalry between 1959 and 1969 with Elgin Baylor biographer Bijan C. Bayne in our continuing #RussellMania series. Continue Reading

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Over and Back: Once on the All-NBA first team

Dec 26, 2015; Dallas, TX, USA; Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose (1) shoots the ball as Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Barea (5) defends during the first half at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Over and Back Classic NBA podcast looks back at players who made only one appearance on an all-NBA or ABA first team, then never made another all-NBA appearance for the rest of their careers, including Wes Unseld, Earl Monroe, Kevin McHale, Latrell Sprewell and Derrick Rose. Continue Reading

Tremendous Tandems: Kevin Durant And Russell Westbrook Aim To Make A Baker’s Dozen

Through 52 games the prodigious pair of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook have scored 2,711 points this NBA season, a shade more than half of the Oklahoma City Thunder’s entire point total. Both lead not only at their position in… Continue Reading