Jonathan Abrams

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LaMelo Ball Talks Wild Passes, Rookie of the Year and ‘Space Jam’

Ball, the Charlotte Hornets guard, is one of the season’s standout players, and not just among rookies. The secret to his shot? “Just shoot it with confidence.”A fractured wrist is about the...

Eric Collins, Voice of the Hornets, Is Creating His Own Buzz

Eric Collins, the TV play-by-play announcer for the Charlotte Hornets, has gained new fans this season with his high-energy broadcasts showcasing the rookie LaMelo Ball.Some basketball pairings sync seamlessly. Think Michael Jordan...

The Black Widow of Pool Stares Down a New Challenge: Cancer

If you can name just one billiards player, it’s probably Jeanette Lee, who is known as the Black Widow. She recently learned she has Stage 4 ovarian cancer.Jeanette Lee, better known as...

‘He Was Our Dreams’: A College Basketball Star’s Wrenching Death

Days after leading his college team to its first men’s N.C.A.A. tournament, Oscar Frayer was killed in a highway crash. Loved ones said he had finally found his footing in life.Frank Knight...

Vanessa Bryant Uses Her Platform to Battle the Powerful

Through social media and a lawsuit, she is trying to hold law enforcement to account in ways that are uncommon for women, and especially for women of color.For years, under the power...

U.C.L.A. Is Trying to Send Gonzaga Back to ‘Heartbreak City’

It’s been 15 years since the Bruins’ instant-classic Sweet 16 comeback win over the Bulldogs, but their stars can’t forget. “I’m still speechless to this day,” Darren Collison said.Ryan Hollins wanted to...

The Mobley Brothers Turned Backyard Brawls Into Basketball Stardom

Evan and Isaiah Mobley used to face off. Now they’re teammates at U.S.C., and Isaiah may be Evan’s biggest fan: “They haven’t really seen some of the abilities that he can really...

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