Author Bio & Stories

  • A selection from Bryan Harvey's sprawling NBA noir in which our hero encounters a holy text, and a linen-swathed Grant Hill.

  • Above all else, basketball a game of movement. In his book Ball Don’t Lie: Myth, Genealogy, and Invention in the Cultures of Basketball, Yago Colàs reminds NBA consumers that the future of basketball might not always be what the game is now and that the game did not always have to be what it is now. The sport, like the ball itself, is fluid.

  • February 8, 2016
    Stan, A Man

    Stan Wawrinka dresses like he's at a carnival and plays like he's at a funeral. Nobody's more aware of out of place it he is than the man himself.

  • September 25, 2015
    Cool Hand Nick

    People like to call Nick Kyrgios a bad boy, but he may just be a kid struggling with time.

  • August 19, 2015
    Pitching "Out There"

    How did Johnny Cueto, a kid from the Dominican Republic, end up pitching from the center of a baseball diamond in Kauffman Stadium? Probably like anyone else who finds their way to Kansas City. In some ways, it just sort of happened that way, and in others, he willed it.

  • A conversation with the author of "Red Dirt," a tennis novel with Southern flair.

  • In their baby-faced crafting of an apocalypse, the Warriors have assumed the role of the water-bringer.

  • Despite playing the role of savior for an entire kingdom, it's becoming increasingly unclear if Andy Murray can save himself. 

  • December 3, 2014
    The Quiet Thunder

    What did we learn during the Thunder's painful month without Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook? That the future could be very quiet in OKC.

  • Georgia's Todd Gurley is a Heisman contender. Toledo's Kareem Hunt is a star on a low-wattage team. The races they're running are less different than you might think.