With the New Year just hours away, we can finally say it without fear of a buzzer-beating jinx: 2012 marks The Year of the Bay Area Sports Renaissance.
These things tend to come in cycles. The Bay's Age of Terrible Sports was a long, cold winter. Game Six in '02 was the first snow, and the blizzar ... More >>
Last night's win turned heads. It's not just that the Warriors beat the defending champion Miami Heat; not just that they led after every quarter. The Wizards, after all, have also beat the Heat. The win turned heads because it showed the world how the Warriors have won 12 of their last 15 games, in ... 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 >>
Miami Horror sheds some lightEveryone's talking about Miami these days, whether it be the electronic show to end all -- Ultra Music Festival -- or how horrible the Miami Heat is playing. Break out of those mundane conversations and introduce your ears to Australian band Miami Horror, k ... More >>
First things first: LeBron James owed the Cleveland Cavaliers and their fans nothing. Professional basketball is a business. And, in choosing to jilt the Cavs and the fans who had loved and supported him since his schoolboy days, he ostensibly made a business decision. Cold-hearted -- but that's ... More >>
Another lump of coal in the Warriors' stockingYesterday's unloading of malcontent guard Stephen Jackson was the latest installment of a longtime Golden State Warriors tradition: Sending talented and disgruntled stars out of town for mere cents on the dollar. But how bad was it compared to the tea ... More >>
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