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Daily Madden: Player-Coach Is A Position Of The Past

Derek Fisher became the latest former player to coach an NBA team when he was named head coach of the New York Knicks Tuesday.”That seems to be more prevalent over the years in the NBA than anywhere else,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/10/2014

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Is King James’ Crown Melting?

Last night, like every NBA night, morphed into a sweaty, LeBron James symposium. And the firewall between factions is rather defined. He’s either a chump who cheated his team out of a win, or he’s a victim of fate or faulty wiring, a hardwood martyr who can’t get a break.

06/06/2014

LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat sits on the bench after leaving the game in the fourth quarter with cramps against the San Antonio Spurs during Game One of the 2014 NBA Finals at the AT&T Center on June 5, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Criticism Of LeBron Is Unfair

The San Antonio Spurs beat the Miami Heat in the first game of the NBA Finals Thursday night after sweltering conditions sidelined Heat star LeBron James through the final stretch.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/06/2014

Donald Sterling, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, looks on as his team plays. (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

COMMENTARY: Racist Comments Can’t Be Forgiven, But Donald Sterling’s Mental Health Can’t Be Ignored

Leave Donald Sterling alone. After reading numerous reports of his Alzheimer’s diagnosis and listening to his interviews, what we’re doing is making a punching bag out of a mentally incompetent human being.

06/05/2014

Steve Kerr. (Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Warriors Coach Steve Kerr’s Tragic Family History Helps Him Keep Everything In Perspective

Steve Kerr, the new Warriors coach, has a well-documented past when it comes to basketball. There is a tragic part of his past that had an enormous impact on him, and his entire family.

06/03/2014

Warriors v Suns

Iguodala Becomes 1st Warrior In 43 Years To Make All-Defensive Team

For decades the Warriors have been known for a run-and-gun offense or downright lousy play, but post season accolade awarded to swingman Andre Iguodala is a sign of changing times in Oakland.

06/03/2014

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Longest Suspensions In Sports History

With the recent season-long suspension of Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington making news, let’s take a look at other hefty player suspensions throughout the NHL, NFL, NBA and MLB.

05/30/2014

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Keidel: Billions for Bigots

If Donald Sterling will indeed be swept under the rug of memory, his Jim Crow ideology and Bull Connor comments along with him, then … what have we learned from Donald Sterling?

05/30/2014

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer responds to a shareholder question during the Microsoft Shareholders Annual Meeting November 19, 2013 in Bellevue, Washington. Bellevue, Washington. The meeting was the last for Steve Ballmer as CEO, of which there have only been two in Microsoft's history. (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: $2 Billion For The LA Clippers; What Is Steve Ballmer Thinking?

Shelly Sterling reached an agreement to sell the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.

05/30/2014

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer responds to a shareholder question during the Microsoft Shareholders Annual Meeting November 19, 2013 in Bellevue, Washington. Bellevue, Washington. The meeting was the last for Steve Ballmer as CEO, of which there have only been two in Microsoft's history. (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Former Microsoft CEO Reportedly Set To Buy L.A. Clippers For A Record $2 Billion

Shelly Sterling reached an agreement Thursday night to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion in what would be a record deal if approved by the NBA, according to an individual with knowledge of the negotiations.

05/29/2014

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