Every year more than 100 players travel across continents to play in the NBA. What did that experience look like 30 years ago? Who helps players navigate the adjustment? How has it changed over the years? And how has it changed the NBA?
Out-of-timeout brilliance is an area of basketball typically reserved for the game's best tacticians. Nate McMillan might not be considered in that class, but his league-leading Pacers are thriving on misdirection.
How did the NBA's international boom truly begin? It wasn't with the Dream Team. It started with a Christian basketball team, a scout making $25,000 a year and a rising star named Sarunas Marciulionis.
Stephen Curry took a chance on Under Armour, and it has paid off. With the release of the Curry 4, it looks like the Warriors star could have the final piece to the puzzle: respect in the sneaker game.