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The Preordained: Why LeBron James Was Always Coming Back to Cleveland

By Dave Zirin In 2013, I predicted that LeBron James would shock the world and return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Many, “insiders” with pipelines into executive suites and owners’ boxes said there was no way this would happen. The consensus was … Continue reading

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Allen Iverson, NBA icon, struggles with life after basketball

By Kent Babb Less than an hour before the 8 p.m. tipoff, Philadelphia 76ers employees are scurrying around the Wells Fargo Center, hoping this Saturday night unfolds as planned. It’s late March, and the team is handing out Allen Iverson … Continue reading

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Will Ware be stuck with the bill?

By David Sirota Louisville sophomore Kevin Ware’s injury today in the Midwest Regional finals of the NCAA tournament will likely be remembered alongside Joe Theismann’s career-ender as one of the most tragically gruesome in sports history. But that’s not the … Continue reading

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Lorenzen Wright’s ex-wife spent most of his $1 million life insurance in ten months

By Jay Busbee A tribute to the late Lorenzen Wright. (Getty Images) When money rolls in, tragedy soon follows. Over the course of his NBA career, Lorenzen Wright earned an estimated $55.2 million in salary. He died in 2010, shot … Continue reading

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Darth Bron

Last night while watching the spectacle of “The Decision” on ESPN and seeing LeBron James announce his decision to play in South Beach for the Miami Heat, I heard the theme to Star Wars playing in my head.  I could not … Continue reading

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Desperate times

As we all waited for the “Decision” to be announced by LeBron James on ESPN last night, Ray Williams former Celtic who played with Larry Bird, Robert Parish, and Kevin McHale was possibly sleeping in his car. I remember watching … Continue reading

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