NBA 75: Gary Payton’s case as the best two-way guard ever

The NBA is celebrating players from the NBA 75 list almost daily from now until the end of the season. Today’s honoree is Gary Payton, the mercurial perennial All-Star, primarily with the Seattle SuperSonic. This story, 10 years into this career, appeared in the Fed. 18, 2000, issue of The Sporting News and asked whether Payton … Read more

The 50 greatest seasons in sports history, ranked

We love to celebrate the great individual moments in sports.  Kirk Gibson’s home run in the 1988 World Series. Brandi Chastain’s winning goal to end the 1999 World Cup. Michael Jordan’s final shot as a Chicago Bull clinching the 1998 Finals. And on and on. Moments of wonder define our experiences as fans of sports. … Read more