The Good Book praises Blatt, LeBron
Rookie head coaches Blatt and Kerr eye a championship
To understand David Blatt, think less pick-and-roll and more ‘Portnoy’s Complaint’
JR Smith delivers roundabout sockdolager in ugly, series-clinching win
Back in Boston and down 2-0 to the Cavs, the men in green should draw inspiration from the man who took Celtics franchise to apex of NBA
When the NBA passed on him, guard Tyrese Rice found a home in Israel—and led Maccabi Tel Aviv to its sixth Euroleague crown
As the NBA playoffs begin, a new book revives the big stars, drugs, sex, and rivalries of Magic Johnson’s 1980s basketball dynasty
Short shorts, converse sneakers, and a cameo by young Alan Dershowitz
At the Heschel School, an ambitious plan to become a basketball powerhouse is paying off and turning scholars into ballers
Casspi has come a long way from the industrial town of Holon
Retired in Century Village, he has a newfound passion for NBA basketball that keeps him going and keeps us connected
The Rockets small forward is also having a breakout NBA season
Angry about team’s early performance, James Dolan is making some changes
John Goldman relies on geometry and practice to help players from NBA star Elton Brand to actor Elliott Gould
He also scored the first points ever in the NBA
Where in the world is the American prep-school sensation who played for the NBA’s Indiana Pacers in the 1990s?
The Israeli forward will ball in Texas with Dwight Howard
In search of an Old City street-ball legend whose hoop dreams were as knotted as the Holy Land
The Israeli baller is hospitalized after appendectomy
Sandy Pyonin helped stars like Kyrie Irving and Al Harrington go pro. Why doesn’t he have a Wikipedia page?
Bruce Jenkins says David Stern hates Christmas
The 30-year reign of David J. Stern will end in 2014
Former phenom Tamir Goodman now coaches kids who idolize his NBA pal, Omri Casspi. What happened?
A reading for tonight’s NBA Finals Game 5
Dolph Schayes on the NBA playoffs
Trash-talking in the locker room, all-nighters by the TV—March Madness hits Israel, thanks to former NCAA ballers who play in the Israeli League
Twenty years before Linsanity, the Knicks City Dancers took Madison Square Garden by storm. I should know—my aunt invented them.
Neal Pollack’s novel Jewball re-imagines the prewar era when Jews ruled pro basketball and Nazism threatened to gain an American foothold
Jon Scheyer, the best Jewish basketball player of his generation, led Duke to a championship and now plays for another powerhouse: Maccabi Tel Aviv
Houston Rockets center Hakeem Olajuwon was exactly the ambassador for Islam Americans needed after Sept. 11