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Jack McCallum

Jack McCallum

Jack McCallum was a writer at Sports Illustrated for three decades, specializing in basketball coverage, and is still a Special Contributor. He lists his greatest achievements as winning the Basketball Hall of Fame's Curt Gowdy Award in 2005 and having the same telephone number for over 40 years. Some of his basketball books—including the New York Times best-seller Dream Team, Seven Seconds or Less, and Unfinished Business—are still in print and make great holiday gifts. He pontificates on Twitter at @McCallum12

All Jack McCallum Stories

Aug. 23, 2004

BAD DREAM

While getting spanked by Puerto Rico in its first game, the U.S. basketball team played like an NBA team--the Clippers--and the Americans' ...

Oct. 27, 2008

13 MINNESOTA Timberwolves

A top pick with loads of attitude and lofty goals? This team's dull days may be over

Oct. 27, 2008

FROM SPAIN With Skills

The Blazers welcome another '07 pick—who could make nearly as big an impact as Oden

Oct. 27, 2008

7 PORTLAND Trail Blazers

The power forward who thrived with Oden out now gets to show what he can really do

Feb. 18, 2008

The Suns' Big Hunch

With its plodding new pickup in surprisingly good shape, fast-breaking Phoenix believes that it can complete its run for a title

March 31, 1986

They Put Their Dukes Up

And ultimately the Blue Devils had the Midshipmen on the deck

Sept. 20, 2010

All Hail a King Without Bling

With his dazzling, team-first play at the world championships, Kevin Durant set a majestic standard

March 02, 1998

SI View The Week in TV Sports

Saturday 2/28 TRACK & FIELDUSA Indoor Championships Paul McMullen (left), one of the featured performers at thismeet at the Georgia ...

May 07, 1990

BLUES FOR THE JAZZ

Utah toted a weighty piece of psychic baggage into its first-round NBA Western Conference playoff series against Phoenix last week. And when the second ...

Dec. 30, 1991

Who's The Boss?

With owners in disarray and the coach under fire, the Nets are in shambles

Oct. 02, 2000

Wild Ride No worries? Hah! At the mountain biking venue the hazards ranged from mad magpies to alleged dinosaurs

Blessed is the Olympic event at which an enterprising journo(that's Australian for ink-stained wretch) can work in nestingmagpies, large lizards, ...

June 06, 1988

SCARED TEAM, SCARY TEAM

Newly respectful of Boston's aging Celtics, the Pistons emerged as a force in their Eastern Conference showdown.

Feb. 03, 1997

AWAITING THE KICKOFF IN TITLETOWN...A TOUCH OF HONG KONG IN JERSEY...PLAY THE LOGO GAME...TWINS' RADICAL PROPOSAL ...RIGHT DECISION AT IDAHO STATE... NCAA BAT BATTLE

Saints and suds: That pretty much sums up the prekickoff activity in Green Bay on Sunday. Herewith a brief walking tour of Titletown before the ...

April 28, 2003

He's the One Among the many star turns that opened the NBA playoffs, none was more spectacular than Tracy McGrady's in Orlando's upset of Detroit

Tracy McGrady was drafted at 18, got traded and promptly became the star of his hometown team at 21, had a nine-figure sneaker deal at 22, ...

Oct. 23, 1995

NUMBERS GAME IF YOU WANT TO TALK THE TALK IN THE SPECIALIZED WORLD OF THE NBA, YOU'LL NEED TO LEARN A THING OR TWO (OR THREE OR FOUR OR FIVE)

One of my semiregular conversations with Boston assistant coachDon Casey recently turned to the subject of the Celts' DinoRadja. I haven't ...