Ray Allen Spent His Whole Career Practicing That Amazing Game 6 Shot

Lee Jenkins has an awesome story about the last 29 seconds of Game 6 of the NBA finals and Ray Allen's incredible shot on SI.com today. It's full of great quotes from the game's principals, and it weaves together multiple perspectives without having to rest on the increasingly aggravating oral history format. One of… » 12/18/13 4:21pm 12/18/13 4:21pm

NBA Finals Will Return To Boring Ol' 2-2-1-1-1 Format

After almost 30 years of using the 2-3-2 schedule in the Finals — giving the team with the worse record three straight home games — the NBA voted today to return to a schedule that would alternate venues for the final four games of a seven-game Finals. The 2-2-1-1-1 format is more "fair," according to the fair… » 10/23/13 9:12pm 10/23/13 9:12pm

Heat Celebrate Title With Pat Riley Dancing, Dwyane Wade's Deodorant

Erik Spoelstra, with his hat to the back, took a moment at the Heat's championship celebration to say that Miami "parties better than any other city in the world." Sometimes, that includes Pat Riley dancing. Or "dancing." Maybe malfunctioning? » 6/24/13 2:17pm 6/24/13 2:17pm

Miami Heat Nation Encompasses More Than Brats, Ghouls, And Idiots

When the Miami Heat won its only LeBronless title, in 2006, I was living outside Fort Lauderdale. My building fees included basic cable, which was enough to get just about every Heat game and virtually nothing else worth watching. My girlfriend at the time could tolerate basketball well enough — better, in fact, than… » 6/22/13 6:21pm 6/22/13 6:21pm

The Spurs' Rock Finally Cracks: Tim Duncan Needs Your Love Now

The outside world never seems to affect Tim Duncan as much it does you and me. He doesn't furrow his brow or snarl. His whole bearing suggests a sort of aloof, unrelatable mastery—of his talents, of his emotions, of his image, of everything around him. Which is why it was so hard to watch him last night in the moments … » 6/21/13 4:21pm 6/21/13 4:21pm

Let's Relive Bill Russell Yawning In Super Slow Motion

When your career includes 11 NBA championships, two NCAA championships, an Olympic gold medal, five NBA MVP trophies, and getting confused for Morgan Freeman, we imagine pretty much anything basketball-related might bore you to tears. » 6/21/13 9:00am 6/21/13 9:00am