November 11, 1996 | Phil Taylor
CHANGE, a hallmark of the league during its 50 years, will be evident again—though not in the Finals—as the golden anniversary season takes off
December 09, 1996 | Edited by Richard O'Brien And Kostya Kennedy
January 13, 1997 | Tim Kurkjian
When Toronto backup center Acie Earl was told whom the Raptors had signed on Nov. 29, he was puzzled. "John Long?" Earl said. "I only know one John Long, the shooter, the guy I watched play when I was eight years...
January 20, 1997 | William F. Reed
A two-tier salary structure is rapidly developing in the NBA, with stars receiving so much money that little is left under the cap for role players. As a result, most teams now have vital contributors who are making...
February 03, 1997 | Jackie MacMullan
A Raptor's Anguish