Man versus Ball

It was the '80s - and The Lakers were The Show. They went on to nine championship series, winning five. Of course, they didn't just win. They won with sizzle and style. They ran the break like no other. Magic lived...

The Basketball Scout

Kevin Mackey is always in the stands taking notes. As a professional-basketball scout, he's looking for tomorrow's NBA stars. About three decades ago, Mackey was on the sidelines of the NCAA tournament, coaching the Cleveland State Vikings, who pulled...
I have cash to burn to watch over-sized men run up and down a hardwood court and toss a round ball in a basket. I'm one of a dwindling, desperate tribe. I’m a Knicks fan. Actually, I’m pretending to be a...
Have you ever wanted to create something? More specifically, have you ever wanted to create a sport? Former NBAer and Olympic gold medalist Tom LaGarde did just that. LaGarde’s invention was mostly out of necessity and partly because he...
I’m paid to watch. I clap on command ‘til my hands hurt. I am a tabloid television show audience member. On a lark, I applied to be a television show audience member. How hard could that be? It’s probably not...

The Blue Life of Leisure

Former New York City police officer Andre Rodgers — no, not his real name - has never put in an honest day’s work.  As a member of New York’s Finest for more than a decade, Rodgers issued thousands of phony summonses, did drugs with impunity and regularly slept on his shift.   Instead of “The Blue Wall...

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