Topic: Appreciations

April 6, 2015

The New Yorker did the world a favor by unlocking John McPhee's legendary profile of Bill Bradley, who was then at Princeton and seemingly bound for basketball immortality. There's a reason why this piece, more than most any other piece of basketball writing, has endured.

February 6, 2012

Even in his Jersey heyday, Kenyon Martin was never the biggest or brightest or most galvanizing of stars. But when he returns from China, Martin will rejoin an NBA that, improbably, feels something like Kenyon Martin's league.

February 2, 2012

After nearly three decades in a business full of blowhards and bile-geysers, CBS and ESPN color commentator Bill Raftery remains the happiest man in college basketball. We're all the richer for it.