National Basketball Association

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    April 29, 2014

    Donald Sterling is More Fit to Own a Cotton Plantation Than an NBA team

    Donald Sterling is a magical, special type of individual. In addition to owning the LA Clippers, he also has a strong history of publicly spilling blatantly racist statements about his contracted athletes and other minorities. Despite his very well-known history, he somehow always manages to survive ... More >>

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    October 8, 2013

    St. Louis: Lukewarm on an NBA Franchise?

    Last night, the Chicago Bulls hosted the Memphis Grizzlies at the Scottrade Center in an NBA preseason game with the Bulls dominating the Grizzlies 106-87, giving the throngs of red-clad fans what they came to see: Derrick Rose (pictured above) and a Bulls win. In a highly unscientific survey condu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    How to Dress Like a Raver: Photos and Fashion Tips From Ultra Music Festival

    The first weekend of Miami's Ultra Music Festival has come and gone. These bass junkies in tutus, dead starfish, Pokémon body suits and other various Halloween costumes offered words of fashion advice and reflection. Click on to uncover how to dress like a raver at Ultra. Also, be sure to check our ... More >>

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    October 11, 2012
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    May 3, 2012

    Pro Sports Team Owners, New Stadiums and You

    Writer Jeremy Repanich has an interesting piece about his time working for the Seattle Sonics over at Deadspin this afternoon. Included in his account of the team's final years in the Emerald City is an insider's view of then-owner Howard Schultz's unsuccessful quest to force the public to build a n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    Stan Kroenke Advances to Next Round of Dodgers Bidding

    ​Billionaire sports fan Stan Kroenke has been approved by the Los Angeles Dodgers (and its investment bank) to meet with Major League Baseball concerning his offer to buy the team. Kroenke is not the only big-bucks guy to get that approval. According to the anonymous sources "very close to the sal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Blake Griffin Posterizes Kendrick Perkins: The Five Best Accompanying Songs

    Blake Griffin can jump very high and has very long arms. Last night, his Los Angeles Clippers played the Oklahoma City Thunber, and he put those two skills to work in turning six foot ten inch, 260 pound Kendrick Perkins' into a wisp of smoke. We are lucky to have someone like Griffin in our current ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    RIP "Easy Ed" Macauley, Star of Boston Celtics, St. Louis Hawks and SLU Billikens

    image viaEd Macauley with his SLU coach, Ed Hickey.​"Easy Ed" Macauley, one of the early stars of the NBA and, incidentally, the Saint Louis University Billikens, died yesterday here in St. Louis. He was 83 years old and six feet eight inches tall. Macauley grew up in St. Louis, attended SLU ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    A New Entry in The History of Bad Officiating

    Oh, sure. I could have gone with a picture of Russel Crowe or Kirk Douglas here, but I like to think you all expect a little more thought put into the joke pictures we use here at the RFT. ​A funny thing came on the newsfeed on my sidebar the other night. I was just typing away, trying to get some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    John Salley Recalls a Tarnished Evening in an East St. Louis Strip Club

    ​Basketball legend John Salley has been sharing some pretty wild stories of his NBA days with listeners of his podcast Spider and the Henchman. Last week the story involved a visit to an East St. Louis strip club with the stand-up comedians (and brothers) Joe and Guy Torry. The club, says Sally, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    In Honor of Ron Artest's Appearance Tonight in St. Louis...

    ...allow us to present what was, by far, the highlight of the 2010 NBA Finals... And, if you're going to Lure tonight to see Ron Ron pimp his new song "Champions," we strongly advise against giving him another vodka shower. He tends to react poorly when fans coat him in liquids.

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Will Albert "The Great" Follow "King" James' Footsteps?

    He didn't even leave a note. ​So after witnessing quite possibly the worst idea I've seen in literally years, the ESPN/LeBron James joint project entitled "The Decision", the question, of course, will predictably be asked around these parts, "Could Albert Pujols be next for this sort of thing?"&nb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Kroenke to Son: You'll Have Nuggets and Like It!

    Josh Kroenke played hoops for Mizzou from '99 to '03.​Call it a late birthday gift. Exactly one month after turning 29, Josh Kroenke was tapped yesterday as heir apparent to take over the Denver NBA franchise owned by his father, Stan Kroenke. The move comes as the elder Kroenke attempts to divest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Breaking Down the Kroenke Kaper

    ​As reported earlier by my colleague Chad Garrison, Stan Kroenke is attempting to convince the NFL to allow his wife, Ann Walton Kroenke, to purchase the St. Louis Rams outright, rather than doing it himself. Such a move would circumvent the NFL's cross-ownership rules which would seem to prevent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    Four Reasons Mizzou Will Make the Final Four

    Mizzou's win last night over Memphis combined all the ingredients for a March Madness special.A three-quarter court shot at the buzzer? Check. Enough bricks from the free throw line to rebuild Mizzou Arena? Check. 102 points against the most efficient defense in college basketball? Check.Yup, the Ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    Sixteen Reasons Mizzou Won't Make it Past the Sweet Sixteen

    Mizzou surprised even its most optimistic fans when it won the Big 12 tournament last week. It was an impressive performance, especially for a team that absolutely stunk in road games all season. Now the Tigers seem to be hitting their stride at just the right time of the year, winning ten of their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    Anthony Bonner Bids Adieu to Vashon

    Vashon High School boys' basketball coach Anthony Bonner told me today that he's hung up his high-school whistle in order to pursue a new career opportunity with the New York Knicks.Bonner quit substitute teaching at Vashon in December and spent his last day as the Wolverines' coach on Monday. Assis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    Did Mizzou Hoopster 'Misremember' His Relationship to NBA Superstar?

    This courtesy of Deadspin. Apparently New Orleans Hornets Chris Paul, aka "CP3," has missed a lot of family reunions or freshman Missouri Tiger guard Miguel Paul made up a heck'uva story. (Roger Clemens might call it a "misremember.") In November, Miguel Paul told a reporter with the Colum ... More >>

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    January 14, 2009

    Darius Miles: One Second Away From Costing Portland $18 Million

    Darius Miles' bizarre labor dispute with the Portland Trailblazers is coming to a head. Last night he scored 13 points in 13 garbage time minutes as his new team, the Memphis Grizzlies, lost to the powerful Cleveland Cavaliers. As previously noted, if Miles steps on the court for one more second thi ... More >>

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    January 12, 2009

    Darius Miles, The Portland Trailblazers, and NBA Comedy Gold

    If you haven't been following the saga of Belleville native and former East St. Louis high school star Darius Miles and his crazy labor dispute with his former team the Portland Trailblazers, you might want to start now.Last week the Blazers front office sent out a blustery e-mail threatening t ... More >>

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    May 21, 2008
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    April 2, 2008
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    July 18, 2007

    Money Ball

    Bob Costas recalls the genius deal that keeps alive the Spirits of St. Louis of the old American Basketball Association.

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    July 4, 2007
  • Home Entertainment

    December 20, 2006

    Posterizing EA

    NBA 2K7 towers over the competition.

  • Home Entertainment

    January 4, 2006

    Full Court Pressure

    College Hoops 2K6 will bring out your inner Bobby Knight.

  • News

    October 19, 2005

    New St. Louis

    Time for this town to cash in on Hurricane Katrina

  • Calendar

    January 5, 2005

    Hot to Trot

    The Globetrotters bring their incredible hoops skills to the Savvis

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 29, 2004

    Best Sports Bar

    Nick's Pub

  • News

    September 1, 2004


    The answer to Larry Bird's prayers for a white basketball savior might reside just off Highway 67 in Poplar Bluff

  • News

    February 18, 2004

    Shooting Stars

    Tommie Liddell plays tortoise to Darius Miles hare in the annals of East Side High basketball lore

  • Calendar

    December 31, 2003

    Harlem Renaissance

    Globetrotters come to play

  • Calendar

    December 10, 2003

    Shootout Freak-Out

    Ho ho hoops at Savvis

  • Calendar

    October 15, 2003
  • Best of St. Louis

    September 24, 2003

    Best Sports Bar

    DB's Sports Bar

  • News

    February 12, 2003

    SheBron's Truth

    Sheila Bronson is twelve years old -- and may be the first player to jump from middle school into the WNBA

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 25, 2002
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    April 17, 2002

    B-Ball, Anyone?

    St. Louis gets another pro-sports franchise. Let's not screw it up, OK?

  • News

    February 6, 2002

    Muddy Water Runs Past Them

    Two cities linked by politics, sports, problems -- but not style

  • News

    November 7, 2001

    Scratch My Itch

    Week of November 7, 2001

  • News

    October 31, 2001

    He Got Game

    Bill Laurie has a basketball jones that won't go away. Who cares whether it makes economic sense?

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    October 10, 2001

    Hoopy Days

    NBA-starved St. Louisans get a tantalizing taste of their obsession at an exhibition match

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 26, 2001

    Best Minor-League Team

    St. Louis Swarm

  • Music

    May 16, 2001
  • Calendar

    December 6, 2000

    Jams, Slams, and Christmas Hams

    The Shop 'N Save/KMOX Shootout promises a peek at the future of pro basketball

  • Calendar

    October 18, 2000

    A League of Their Own

    The WNBA pays St. Louis a brief, tantalizing visit

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    March 22, 2000

    Swarm Fuzzies

    Spreading the buzz on St. Louis' pro-basketball franchise

  • News

    November 3, 1999


    Our-way-or-no-highway robbery in the NBA; you too can help underwrite World Wide Magazine; the Post's Greg Freeman loses a source of inspiration

  • News

    October 27, 1999


    The large crowd at last week's exhibition game stuffs the ball in the face of naysayers who claim St. Louis can't support a pro-basketball team

  • News

    October 20, 1999


    How long before Bill and Nancy Laurie move their newly purchased Grizzlies from Vancouver to Our Town?

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