Talking with Dallas owner Mark Cuban about the playoffs, the Rockets rivalry, Rajon Rondo, Tim Donaghy, and his 15 outspoken, wild, and successful years in the NBA
Understanding the explosion of outrage around the announcement of Trevor Noah as the new 'Daily Show' host requires looking at everything from the state of political satire to the Brian Williams mess to the racial politics of South African popular culture. In other words: It gets really complicated, really quickly.
April 6 - April 12, 2015
In the sixth and final chapter of the latest 30 for 30, ‘Sole Man,’ we see Sonny Vaccaro’s life accomplishments brought to reckoning after he left the shoe business in 2007, and the steps he’s taken since to bring down the multibillion-dollar monster he helped create
The fifth chapter of the latest 30 for 30, ‘Sole Man,’ flashes back to Sonny Vaccaro’s first glimpse of LeBron James, whom Vaccaro declared to be the greatest high school player he’d ever seen — after only 10 minutes in a pickup game. With Adidas losing out to Nike for LeBron’s signature, Sonny indulges in what could have been.
In the fourth chapter of the latest 30 for 30, ‘Sole Man,’ we learn how Sonny Vaccaro and a former friend started a bidding war between Nike and Adidas. From the divergent perspectives of Tracy McGrady and Lenny Cooke, we learn what the war has done to America’s top young talent.
How 20 years of intertwined, New York–centric friendship led to a collaboration between Adam ‘Ad-Rock’ Horovitz and Noah Baumbach in the director’s new film, ‘While We’re Young,’ and a renewed sense of purpose for the erstwhile Beastie Boy
In the third chapter of the latest 30 for 30, ‘Sole Man,’ Sonny Vaccaro explains how he was fired from Nike and how he rebounded. With the support of a new employer, Vaccaro sets out to find the next Michael Jordan for Adidas, and he discovers that lightning does indeed strike twice.
In our latest documentary feature, one man lives out his dreams thousands of feet aboveground in the face of a life-altering diagnosis
The man behind some of the most chilling and intelligent science fiction of the past 20 years has finally directed his first movie, the artificial-intelligence thriller ‘Ex Machina.’ Just don’t call him an ‘auteur.’
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green on toughness, trash talk, and a lifetime of proving doubters wrong on the basketball court
In the second chapter of the latest 30 for 30, ‘Sole Man,’ we learn how Sonny Vaccaro helped Nike build a marketing empire in 1984 when he encouraged the company to take a chance on a young Michael Jordan as its signature athlete. What followed would revolutionize the commercialization of youth athletics.
In the latest 30 for 30 film, directors Jon Weinbach and Dan Marks offer a definitive look at Sonny Vaccaro, one of the most polarizing and influential figures in basketball recruiting and sports culture. In the first of six chapters, we learn about his beginnings.
March 30 - April 5, 2015
The Los Angeles Lakers are on the verge of completing their worst season ever — no Kobe Bryant, almost no promising youth, and little hope for the immediate future. Team president and ultimate boss Jeanie Buss remains as bright and optimistic as the California sun — but would she fire her brother Jim, VP of basketball operations, for failing to keep up his end of the bargain? The only thing thicker than blood is NBA championship gold.
Our latest film, directed by Peter Sillen, breaks down the tale of a Mets prospect who was so phenomenal that he was too good to be true
Katie Crutchfield is one of the most incisive, emotionally open songwriters in the world. But she had to leave home and her twin sister, sign with a historic label, and end a romantic relationship with her closest musical collaborator to finally break through. Now the fun begins.
The radio (and now podcast) host discusses the new ‘The Best Show,’ the struggles of striking out on his own, his 16-CD boxed set of phone calls, and never quite fitting in with the comedy community.