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Coach Bernard Wright's talent trap- Miami
The team that jogged onto a Fort Lauderdale basketball court for the regional quarterfinal playoff wearing baggy silver and blue jerseys sure didn't look like a high school squad. Their center was...
Published: March 28, 2011
Length: 3 minutes (869 words)
The Megabus Effect
By Ben Austen On a Chicago morning in late December, 60 people are lined up outside along a downtown street, waiting for buses headed to Des Moines, Indianapolis, and Kansas City. It's 20F, the…
Author: Ben Austen
Published: April 7, 2011
Length: 11 minutes (2870 words)
David Foster Wallace The String Theory
Originally published in the July 1996 issue When Michael T. Joyce of Los Angeles serves, when he tosses the ball and his face rises to track it, it looks like hes smiling, but hes not really…
Length: 37 minutes (9348 words)
True grit
ESPN.com: NFL Draft 2011 [Print without images]
Length: 10 minutes (2539 words)
What it means to have all music instantly available.
Is any song now inaccessible?Lester Bangs, the late, great early-rock critic, once said he dreamed of having a basement with every album ever released in it. That's a fantasy shared by many music…
Author: Bill Wyman
Published: April 19, 2011
Length: 14 minutes (3567 words)
Consider the Lobster
Length: 52 minutes (13024 words)
The Hunt: The Search for Osama bin Laden
A different sort of search requires a new set of tactics Note: Please upgrade your Flash plug-in to view our enhanced content. Finally, after weeks of searching the caves and mountains of…
Length: 1 minutes (388 words)
Phone call pointed U.S. to compound and to the pacer
It seemed an innocuous, catch-up phone call. Last year Abu Ahmed al-Kuwaiti, the pseudonym for a Pakistani known to U.S. intelligence as the main courier for Osama bin Laden, took a call from…
Author: Bob Woodward
Published: May 6, 2011
Length: 2 minutes (538 words)
Where is everyone? Raphael Chillious can't believe his luck. He has arrived this Thursday afternoon at a high school tournament in Nederland, Texas, near the Louisiana border—out of the way, sure, but hardly out of the ordinary for a college basketball recruiter—to watch a player who has been rated by some services as the best ninth-grader in America. Maybe he is, and maybe he isn't, but everyone agrees that this homeschooled 15-year-old, Justin Jackson, will develop into a special talent. It isn't just his athletic ability. It's also his skills, his composure, the head on his shoulders. Yet there isn't another national coach in sight. "A Polaroid moment," Chillious says.
Published: May 16, 2011
Length: 3 minutes (844 words)
Appreciating the Zen Master in Full
When I met the greatest living basketball coach for lunch in late March, the Lakers were rolling and Phil Jackson was feeling pretty good. Just not physically. He ambled through the doorway of an El…
Author: Bill Simmons
Source: ESPN
Published: May 13, 2011
Length: 15 minutes (3965 words)
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