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Do NBA Teams With Whiter Fan Bases Have Whiter Rosters?

In the NBA of yesterday, an owner could be explicit about structuring his roster around the race of the players. "No team should be all white and no team should be all black, either," Cavs owner and legendary boob Ted Stepien told a reporter in 1980. And why not? "Blacks don't buy many tickets," he went on, "and they… »6/12/14 3:44pm6/12/14 3:44pm

The Return Of Marvin Williams Was More Important Than We Thought

Remember Kobe's weird video announcing his comeback with his Lakers jersey writhing around set to epic music? (And how it went on for far too long?) A clever Utah Jazz fan created a similar production for Wednesday's return of future Hall of Famer Marvin Williams, who came back from a four-game absence due to a heel… »12/12/13 7:30pm12/12/13 7:30pm

A Young Karl Malone Once Fell For A Great Frank Layden Prank

The Salt Lake Tribune caught up with Karl Malone, who turns 50 tomorrow, a fact that ought to make any kid who followed basketball closely in the '80s and '90s feel really old. Malone tells the newspaper the story of his first visit to Utah in 1985, a little more than a month after the Jazz drafted him No. 13 overall… »7/23/13 7:26pm7/23/13 7:26pm