Coaching against Giannis Antetokounmpo is hard. But so is coaching him. How do you maximize the talents of a player with tools no one has seen before? If you’re Mike Budenholzer, you take your principles and double down on them. Then you watch the W’s pile up.
The Golden State Warriors, the Sportsperson of the Year award recipients, took care of business in a sometimes-trying 2018, with an indelible ethos that has made them a joy to watch and a dynasty that endures
Nearly five years after stepping down (he did not retire) as NBA commissioner, David Stern remains as determined as ever. The reticent icon is busy crafting a second act that could impact the future of the game.
A headbanging linebacker who played on the edge for 15 pro seasons and says he had more than 2,000 concussions, Gary Plummer felt his mind slipping away once he left the game. Fearful and desperate, he turned to alternative therapies—yoga, music, diet, even gardening—to counter the cognitive decline. The question for struggling former players: Is it possible to reverse dementia? Is there hope?
Which Dennis Rodman should we remember? The unselfish, relentless Hall of Famer that was ahead of his time? Or the one popping up on TMZ and traveling to North Korea? The NBA's rebounding king carries a complicated legacy.