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The League That Never Was
“WE WERE LITERALLY WITHIN months of launching,” Paul McMann tells me, referring to the tipping off of the Collegiate Professional Basketball League (CPBL), which he and former CPBL investor Mark Cuban hoped would one day become a superior on-court al
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Play Hand Or Don’t Play
SCOOT Henderson’s first basketball memory goes back to when he was a little dude hooping with his family at a local park. There was only one hoop on a half court, and given the size of the Henderson family—Scoot is the sixth of seven siblings—you can
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The Art Of The Moment
WER’E HERE now, so be here now. Though this is our Future Issue, nothing is ever truly promised. The past and the present have absolutely given us enough step-back jumpers and wildly explosive one-handed dunks to fully believe that Jalen Green’s futu
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Ultimate Fighter
WHEN CAROLINE Ducharme steps on the court at Noble & Greenough High School for warmups, she’s quiet and focused as she puts up shots. As she wraps up her warmup, she calmly chills on the practice court with her pregame meal and scrolls through her ph
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Head Of The Class
LET’S BRING IT BACK to the ’90s. Back when Coppin State University ruled the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and the 1996-97 squad was somethin’ different different. Coached by Ronald L. “Fang” Mitchell, the Eagles were regular season and Conf
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Slam
FOUNDER/PUBLISHER Dennis S. Page EXECUTIVE PUBLISHER David Schnur CHIEF CONTENT OFFICER Adam Figman MANAGING EDITOR Susan Price Thomas HEAD OF SOCIAL MEDIA Arvind Pitchai SENIOR CONTENT PRODUCERS Camille Buxeda, Franklyn Calle ASSOCIATE EDITORS Max R
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Stronger Together
IT’S NOT EVERY DAY that you get a seat at the table with some of the game’s most legendary coaches. There’s Tina Thompson, the first college draft pick in WNBA history who would go on to win four WNBA titles, now coaching at Virginia—having been hire
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The Man Who Could See The Future
LEGENDARY basketball scout Tom Konchalski died from prostate cancer on February 8 at the age of 74. His passing prompted heartfelt obituaries while social media overflowed with tributes from many of the literally thousands of players, coaches, fans a
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Double Team
THE ACC AND Big East have historically been known as two of the most competitive conferences in college hoops history. Leading either of these leagues in any major statistical category is no easy task. For the Champagnie family, though, it’s all they
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The Book Of Bates
IT’S A FREEZING Tuesday afternoon in mid-February and a snowstorm has blanketed a good portion of southeast Michigan. So much so that hundreds of schools in the region have canceled classes. Yet, in the southeast outskirts of Ann Arbor, right off US
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Hollywood Takeover
IF THERE’S ONE THING to know about Raven Johnson, it’s that she doesn’t go by Raven, she goes by “Hollywood.” A nickname bestowed upon her by her AAU coach early on, it’s one that perfectly reflects who the Georgia hoops star is on and off the court:
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On Top
THIS IS the “Future Issue,” so the timing couldn’t be better to talk about who’s got next for the Toronto Raptors: power forward Chris Boucher. The lanky St. Lucian-born big has a great feel for the game, a non-stop motor and an impressive touch from
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Calling Dibbs
THE PAST, present and future––a true fan feels all three. We romanticize the heroes of our past, agonize over the wins and losses of today, and get excited for the talent of tomorrow. A casual fan may not understand, but trading cards epitomizes this
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Bullish Market
“THROUGHOUT THE organization, the line on Sexton is that he does not ‘know how to play.’” That’s a real quote that ran in a real outlet in November of 2018. The report came from The Athletic’s Joe Vardon just nine games into Collin Sexton’s NBA caree
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Ready To Go
His bags were all packed. It’s the moment he had been waiting for ever since he visited the campus for a second time—the trip that sealed the deal and helped him make up his mind about attending Gonzaga. Jalen Suggs was ready to head out to the North
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Tunnel Vision
WALKING THE STREETS OF New York can’t be described. It has to be felt. Punishing with pace, surrounded by so many on their own individual paths, moving at a ferocious speed to get to wherever they’re headed. It’s the place where you put in the work t
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Frozen Moment
DYCKMAN PARK, NYC AUGUST 18, 2018 ■
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The Surreal Life
THESE MOMENTS just keep arriving. Immanuel Quickley is conscious of not getting complacent, of not allowing himself to feel settled in the NBA, not now as a rookie and maybe not ever. But if he were ever tempted to relax, to take any of this for gran
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The Inspiration
NO ONE ON THE internet gives me more hope than Jacob Crespin. Saying the word “hope” and “the internet” in the same sentence is against the law, and it should be, but I have to break that law to talk about Jacob. He’s part of a series of YouTubers/Ti
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The Jersey One-stop Shop
DURING AN ERA when top recruits are ranked as young as age 13, it might be difficult to find a balance between books and ball. This is where Student Athlete Academy comes in. SAA was founded by two people from opposite sides of the game who know all
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Slamadamonth
If LeBron James was the “Chosen One,” LaMelo Ball is the sequel, destined for greatness from roughly the moment he played in his first organized game. His dad commanded us to watch, but we would have ended up watching anyway. He became known for his
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The Sixth Man
I’M GOING TO OPERATE as if it’s obvious why SLAM is producing a Future Issue—because we know people look to us to learn about who and what is going to be next in the world of hoops, because we do it every year (last year being an exception, F U COVID
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Kira Lewis
IT’S NOT DIFFICULT TO get caught up in Kira Lewis’ speed. But there’s a whole lot more to the Pelicans rookie when he slows down. Kira Lewis doesn’t fit in. He doesn’t even stand out. He’s a lightning bolt, one that sprints forward with a never-endin
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Frozen Moment
READ THE SIGN DECEMBER 10, 2020 ■
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Built By Trust
CLEVELAND CAVALIERS rookie Isaac Okoro’s search for agency representation ended up being quite simple for him. He really only had one name on his list. “I didn’t want nobody else but him, just seeing how loyal he is and how loyal I am toward him. And
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Wit It
THE START OF A new season is an opportunity to reinvent oneself, to come back looking like a brand-new version of what you once were. Kendrick Nunn has been into fashion since high school, but after going undrafted in 2018, he felt like it was time t
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It’s Her Time
CHARLI COLLIER, a talented junior center at the University of Texas, has some decisions to make in the next few months, but there are no bad options. She can stick around at Texas for her senior season next year, anchor a team under head coach Vic Sc
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Spill The Preictios
FOR CHANNING FRYE, wine is the ultimate connector. He started his own brand, Chosen Family Wines, to use wine as a way to connect people who may not have a traditional family nucleus but want to share something with those who love them. We sat down w
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Rookies Most Likely To…
CAREY: KENT SMITH; ACHIUWA: ISSAC BALDIZON; NNAJI: GARRETT ELLWOOD; EDWARDS: JORDAN JOHNSON/ALL NBAE VIA GETTY IMAGES; WISEMAN: EZRA SHAW/GETTY IMAGES: BALL: KENT SMITH; STANLEY: RON HOSKINS; OKONGWU: COURTESY OF ONYEKA OKONGWU; RAMSEY: ROCKY WIDNER;
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The Games We Play
BEN SIMMONS TALKS trash on the court, but SimmoTheSavage25, in his own words, “talks a lot of sh*t” when he hops online to play Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. As he runs around, sniping people left and right, Simmo lets it be known that there’s no
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