NBA

The Where and How of Soccer's Surge in America

What kinds of cities best support the MLS?

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. 

The Remarkable Global Diversity of the NBA

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

San Antonio Hotel to Guests: If the Spurs Win, Be Prepared for a Riot

Have we resigned ourselves to violence following championship games?

New Identity of the Day: The New Orleans Hornets Become the Pelicans

Let's go Pels!

Why Reviewing Brooklyn's New Arena Before It Opened Was Premature

Barclays Center can't be assessed as a standalone building; its impact on the surrounding neighborhood must be taken into account.

Dwight Howard, the Lakers, and the Spiky NBA

Big cities continue to dominate the competition for basketball superstars.

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.

Fears of a Tight Fit for Brooklyn's Arena

Despite assurances, concerns that the Barclays Center will bring rowdy crowds and overstuffed streets haven't gone away.

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.

The Rise of the NBA Superstar City

What the geography of the All-Star game says about American cities and metros.

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

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

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