Jerry Kirshenbaum

Jerry Kirshenbaum

All Jerry Kirshenbaum Stories

Aug. 17, 1992


The U.S. men's basketball team was as good as promised. But will such talent ever come together again? Dream on

Feb. 25, 2013


What can Rajon Rondo do next? Lead the league in triple doubles (again). Average more assists than anyone (again). And maybe prove that his team is not better off without him. Oh yeah—and do it all after rehabbing a torn ACL

Oct. 07, 2013

Right Turn

There are makeovers and then there's this: Tired of his mediocre shooting, Cavs forward Tristan Thompson has left his left behind

July 01, 2013

Take Two

LeBron James thought winning his first title would be the hardest thing he'd ever do. He was wrong. Miami's repeat took every ounce of energy from the best player alive

March 11, 2002

Citizen Barkley

He's a trash-talking, leg-pulling, high-rolling, golf-playing black Republican who says whatever's on his mind and doesn't care what you think of him. Would you vote for him to be governor of Alabama?

July 02, 2012

Promise Keeper

It was harder than he ever expected, but with a bravura performance in the postseason LeBron James made good on his vow to bring a title to South Beach. Will it be the first of many?

Dec. 10, 2012

LeBron James: 2012 Sportsman of the Year

There is still one last frontier to conquer, but the premier talent of his generation reached several others in 2012—a ring, a second gold, a third MVP—and started to win back a public curdled by his regrettable Decision ... and that one last frontier, he's coming for it, coming for it real soon

April 24, 2006

LeBron Act II

He's the Cavaliers' leader and an MVP candidate--and deep down, at 21, still a kid. LeBron James charges into the second phase of his unparalleled career with his playoff debut this weekend

June 02, 2008

Kobe's Killer Instinct

Nobody wants to win as much as Kobe Bryant because nobody needs to win as much as he does. From childhood to the Western finals, the Lakers star has been obsessed with dominating the court

Aug. 25, 2014

Twilight The Saga

For even the most competitive athlete, the transition game is never easy. So what drives Kobe Bryant at age 36, as he comes off serious injury and prepares for his 19th NBA season—and all that lies beyond?

July 18, 1984

The 1984 Olympics

By being less than promised, the L.A. Games are just living up to Olympic tradition. Still, they should be a spectacle worthy even of their host city

June 03, 2013

The James Gang

He's everywhere—on the block, at the point, behind the arc! As his supporting cast struggles to provide consistent play against the resolute Pacers, LeBron James has displayed, once again, a stunning array of skills. Here's how he does it all, position by position

July 21, 2014

I'm Coming Home

In Northeast Ohio, nothing is given. Everything is earned. You work for what you have. I'm ready to accept the challenge. I'm coming home.

May 31, 1982

Banishing the Green Ghosts

Philadelphia again blew a 3-1 lead, but came back to its chamber of horrors and beat Boston to win the East

Dec. 10, 1984

In The Driver's Seat

Rookie Michael Jordan has quickly become Chicago's big wheel and the NBA's big deal at the box office

Feb. 02, 2009

The Power Of LeBron

He outweighs centers and outruns guards. He is getting bigger, stronger and smarter—he even sees better. To appreciate the ways in which Cavaliers star LeBron James is evolving, first you have to break him down

May 31, 2010

Beware Boston's Big 4

The weak link on the Celtics' last title winner, point guard Rajon Rondo is now carrying the team toward the Finals

June 28, 2010

DYNASTY: Beginning Or Ending?

The Lakers beat the Celtics thanks largely to the masterly coaching of Phil Jackson. L.A.'s hopes for another threepeat rest with him too—as Kobe Bryant knows