April 23, 2012 | Frank Deford
So was SI writer Frank Deford, who cut his teeth on a league then so inconsequential that reporters got floor seats. In this exclusive excerpt from Deford's memoirs, the author recalls encounters with Bill Russell,...
October 10, 2007 | William F. Reed
MORE THAN A FEW GOOD MEN HAVE GRACED KENTUCKY'S BASKETBALL COURTS. FROM COTTON TO KYLE,HERE ARE THE TOP 15
March 26, 2007 | JACK MCCALLUM
wants to be a starter--no one really wants to be known as a great sixth man.
But with a super sixth, like Dallas's Jerry Stackhouse, sparking each of the
league's top three teams, the role of top sub...
February 26, 2001 | Chris Ballard
DECEMBER 9, 1963
May 10, 1999 | Frank Deford
The greatest team player of all time, Bill Russell was the hub of a Celtics dynasty that ruled its sport as no other team ever has