RIP Hal Greer - my Slam feature on

RIP Hal Greer. I profiled him in Slam in 2003. I have not updated the file. All information was accurate as of then. Complete Washington Post obit here. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); * It’s time…
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An interview with Bill Russell

You can make a strong argument that Bill Russell is the greatest NBA player ever. I watched less NBA this year than any year in decades, but have already been digging the Playoffs, which inspired me to post this interview I did with Russ for…
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RIP Dolph Schayes - an interview with the big man

Dolph Schayes died yesterday at age 87. He was one of the great early NBA players and a bridge to the modern game. He was also bright, reflective and analytical - all of which is apparent in this 2002 interview I did for Slam. RIP Dolph, and…

RIP Moses Malone

I was really sad to hear that Moses Malone passed away in his sleep last night. He was just 60 years old. It's really odd and extra discomfiting that he died so shortly after Darryl Dawkins. I interviewed him for Slam, circa 2004. He was…
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RIP Darryl Dawkins

Oh no. I'm seeing confirmed reports online that Darryl Dawkins has died at age 58. The Chocolate Thunder - so named by Stevie Wonder! - was one of the great characters in modern sports and one of the first basketball players to go…

From the archives: Rasheed Wallace

In honor of Rasheed Wallace's second and presumably final retirement, I present this profile of him I wrote for Slam in 1999 or 2000. Lots of classic moments in here, including a convo with Sheed's mother and a good interview with Dean Smith. The…
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RIP Tractor Traylor: A personal rememberance

Wow. Tractor Traylor dead at 34. This is just very very sad. Tractor was starring for U-M when I was living in Ann Arbor in 96-98. I saw him play a lot and did a piece in Slam - one of the first things I wrote for the magazine.  He…

Dashboard Confessional's Chris Carrabba loves Big in China

Dashboard Confessional's Chris Carrabba on Big In China: "This book is great. I recommend it to any guitarist, traveler, or basketball fan!" He sent this out as a tweet and also referred to me as "my friend..." That's all really nice. We…

RIP Tractor Traylor

Wow. Tractor Traylor dead at 34. This is just very very sad. Tractor was starring for U-M when I was living in Ann Arbor in 96-98. I saw him play a lot and did a piece in Slam - one of the first things I wrote for the magazine.  He made…
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Jacob and Shaq

Jacob came on my rounds through the city the other day. Really enjoyed visiting Slam and checking out Shaq's shoe. - Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone Location:The slamdome NYC