Bloomberg's Erik Schatzker reports on the opening of "Magic/Bird" on Broadway. The show explores the rivalry and friendship between NBA Hall of Famers Magic Johnson and Larry Bird. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "Inside Track." (Source: Bloomberg)
Nikolai Beshkarev, chief of the basketball office of the Soviet Sport Games Department, rarely traveled abroad with the national team. He made an exception to attend a pre-Olympic tournament from June 30 to July 2, 1972, in Munich for the Soviets and three other European squads.
Kobe Bryant passed over Michael Jordan for his ideal group to join in a pick-up basketball game, saying he’d take Magic Johnson as his backcourt mate along with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Larry Bird and Bill Russell.
Lawyers for the National Basketball Association and its players’ union held an almost four-hour arbitration hearing that may determine the futures of New York Knicks players Jeremy Lin and Steve Novak.
With 32 of a possible 63 titles between them, the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics are the most successful franchises in National Basketball Association history. They’re also a boon to television ratings.