Boston’s Marcus Smart is the player Draymond Green used to be

Draymond Green’s reputation precedes him, but Marcus Smart is the real deal now.Image: Getty Images The Draymond Green brand is still strong enough that LeBron James openly fantasizes about playing […]

LeBron James is officially a billionaire

LeBron JamesPhoto: Getty Images “In the next 15 or 20 years, I hope I’ll be the richest man in the world,” LeBron James said to Tim Withers of the Associated […]

Boo Tom Brady Sunday night Patriots fans

Illustration: Shutterstock (Getty Images) To: New England fans From: Rob Parker Re: Tom Brady’s return Stand up and boo Tom Brady on Sunday night. Make it loud and long. Make […]

HBO’s Winning Time, a look back at Season 1

Actor Isaiah Quincy as Magic Johnson after winning 1980 NBA title.Image: Courtesy of HBO In the final episode of Winning Time, Season 1 quickly does away with the spectacle and […]

Cam Newton, Jerry West, Adam Schefter, and more

3. New York Yankees fans Image: AP Cheering at injuries and pegging beer cans and ice cream cones at opposing players? That’s what Yankees fans do! Or at least whatever […]

Winning Time Episode 9 recap: “Acceptable Loss”

John C. Reilly and Sally Field in Ep. 9 of Winning Time. Image: HBO  Jerry West is out for blood. The real Jerry West, that is, not the Jason Clarke […]

Winning Time Episode 8 recap: “California Dreaming”

Quincy Isaiah as Magic Johnson in ‘Winning Time.”Image: HBO Since the poems, short stories, and writings of Henry Dumas, a specter has risen out of the outer fringes of American […]

Winning Time episode 7: ‘Invisible Man’

Sean Small as Larry Bird and Quincy Isaiah as Magic Johnson.Photo: HBO When John C. Reilly and, ostensibly, Dr. Jerry Buss turns to address the camera, he speaks not in […]

Jackie Robinson died unhappy with baseball

Jackie Robinson did not attend many baseball events after his career.Image: Getty Images There was no Jackie Robinson Day in 1972. On the 25th anniversary of him breaking the MLB […]

Winning Time Episode 5 in-depth look at Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Photo: HBO What makes Winning Time’s tapestry of stories enthralling is how it reflects the chaotic jazz of our lives. Every character is at odds against the world and themselves. […]