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The Circle is Unbroken - Friends of the Brothers Return to Brooklyn Bowl 10/25

We will never allow the circle to be broken. Very excited to be returning to the great Brooklyn Bowl with Friends of the Brothers on October 25.  Tickets are just $12 and presales are a big help. Click here. FOB features Peter Levin…
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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

From the Archives: Tiny Archibald

This is one of my favorites. I feel very blessed to have been able to do the things I have in life. But many of the highlights are not the big-ticket items, the meetings with famous people or celebrities that others often ask about. It's the…
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From the archives: john Stockton

Another Slam Old School classic I'm thrilled to see rise from the vaults: a tribute to John Stockton when he had his number retired. I love reading these pieces and recalling the process of reporting and writing them. This one was especially…