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The Allman Brothers Band's final show - 5 years ago last night!

Five years ago today, the Allman Brothers Band played their final show at the Beacon Theatre. You can order a CD of the final show right here. FIVE F'IN YEARS?? (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I covered the…
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RIP Robert Hunter, one of the all-time great songwriters

Eyes of the World: An interview with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter So very, very sad to hear that Robert Hunter has passed away. To honor the man, I present my 2015 (?) interview. An edited version ran on WSJ.com as part of a preview…
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Bad Boys, Bad Boys, What cha Gonna Do?

A Look At The Detroit Pistons Bad Boys Teams The Detroit Pistons' Bad Boys teams are in the news right now because of ESPN's The Last Dance documentary about Michael Jordan's Bulls teams. I was a major fan and watched the Pistons rise…

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…
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March Madness Special: A look back at The Fab Five

The Fab Five were in action just a few years after I graduated from U-M and I watched their exploits very closely.That made writing this story for Slam about a decade a go a special pleasure. It stands up well. Enjoy it as a March Madness moment. Leaders…

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…

Miracle on 33rd St.

A slam goodie from deep in the vaults: Bernard King's Xmas Day Massacre. I love it when I come across stories I literally have forgotten writing, especially when they are as much fun as this. I love Bernard, one of my all-time favorites to …