"I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay." So begins Jason Collins' essay in the upcoming issue of Sports Illustrated. And with that, Collins became the first active male athlete from America's major sports to come out as gay. We all knew somebody was going to do it sometime. It was j ... More >>
The above footage is 12 seconds. That's about the time it took a young Bill Russell to snag a rebound, dribble the ball coast-to-coast, then drop in a finger roll while leaping over a hapless defender. It popped up on Youtube a few days ago, then was picked up by Deadspin on Monday, before making t ... More >>
This week's feature story, Swoosh Dreams, describes how the Oakland Soldiers became one of the best travel basketball teams in the country. The program's co-founder, Calvin Andrews, believes that the Soldiers' rise can be charted along three turning points. The first was when Izzy Washington, the ... More >>
The Golden State Warriors' transcendent moments have resonated so strongly because the team's status quo is unmitigated failure. Failure has built up atop failure, creating a rich loam with which to grow more failure. The franchise that traded Robert Parrish and the draft pick that became Kevin M ... More >>
AuntJuli/FlickrLast night, Showtime aired the first installment of The Franchise: A Season with the San Francisco Giants, a look inside the lives and clubhouse of our defending World Series champions. The 30-minute premiere acted as preview for the series, which doesn't technically start until Ju ... More >>
With the end of Warriors owner Chris Cohan's 16-year tour of mismanagement here, long-suffering fans of the franchise are jubilant. The team was sold for a record $450 million to a group led by Joseph Lacob, a Celtics part-owner and partner at the Menlo Park venture capital firm KPCB; and Mandala ... More >>
Meet the new boss, Joe LacobBillionaire Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's quest to buy his favorite basketball team has been stuffed. The long-awaited sale of the Golden State Warriors was announced today, for a record $450 million -- but the winning bidder was Joseph Lacob, a part-owner of the Boston C ... More >>
Alone at the topLast night, the Golden State Warriors dispatched Minnesota, 116-107. This year, any victory for the Warriors is cause for celebration; the team is struggling to win 30 percent of its games. But this one was special: It was victory No. 1,333 for coach Don Nelson -- the league's all ... More >>
What with the Red Sox breaking the Bambino's curse, The Departed becoming an instant classic, and the Celtics winning the NBA Finals, Boston is all the rage these days. If green is your favorite color, then go rock out wicked hard with Flogging Molly at the Fillmore Oct. 19 and 20. They're from L.A. ... More >>
Will Ferrell's umpteenth sports comedy is only half bad. His half.
Can pro basketball's second-winningest coach put the Warriors back on the warpath? Don't count him out too quick.
He can defend and fly with the best of them. But can the rookie straight out of high school stick in the NBA?
Week of Wednesday, February 25, 2004
Meet John Cox, a USF swingman who is a cousin and friend to Kobe -- and quite at home with his own game and his own life
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In the middle of another catastrophic season, the Golden State Warriors refuse to face the probability that they're as bad as they seem