Where This Season's NBA Players Come From: L.A., New York and ... Saginaw, Michigan?

Big cities may produce the most players, but the smaller ones have much higher efficiency ratings. 

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The Remarkable Global Diversity of the NBA

A team-by-team look at how professional basketball has become more than just an American sport.

Golden State Warriors

Fresh Renderings of What San Francisco's New NBA Arena Might Look Like

Evolving designs for the Golden State Warriors' planned new home.


The Geography of March Madness

Maps highlight which teams have the biggest reach.

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Dwight Howard, the Lakers, and the Spiky NBA

Big cities continue to dominate the competition for basketball superstars.

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Do Basketball Arenas Spur Economic Development?

The latest research finds arenas are "not the cause of development so much as they are the effect."

New Orleans Hornets

In New Orleans, High Hopes for the Perfect NBA Team Name

The new owner of the Hornets wants to change the team's name. But in a city obsessed with its own authenticity, finding the right one will be no easy task.


The NBA's Small-Market Disadvantage

Two teams from smaller metros are doing remarkably well in this year's playoffs. But big city franchises have typically dominated NBA titles.


Dwight Howard Made the Right Decision

Staying put and building a winning team is the key to a long, lucrative professional basketball career, research shows.


Would There Be 'Linsanity' if Jeremy Lin Played in Charlotte?

The size of a sports town does have its advantages to star players.


The Where and Why of NBA Super Stars

For one thing, location matters

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The 7 Cities With the Most to Lose in the NBA Lockout

In metro areas with only one professional sports team, the stakes are even higher