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Ed Odeven

Ed Odeven, an Arizona State University graduate, is a veteran sports journalist based in Tokyo. He is The Japan Times’ chief basketball reporter.
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Another honor for the immortal Jerry West

Jerry West achieved basketball immortality decades ago. Every once in a while, though, we are reminded of his incredible...

Hall of Famer Al Attles always had his priorities straight

Al Attles returned to the spotlight during last weekend’s Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Springfield, Massachusetts. Usually,...

Doc Rivers’ passion for coaching

The subject of Doc Rivers taking a year off from coaching after he left the Boston Celtics in 2013 appeared in an...

Marc Gasol’s appreciation for sustained excellence

The euphoria of winning an NBA title with the Toronto Raptors hasn't faded from his memory, but Marc Gasol is now focused...

Larry Brown dishes out a lifetime of basketball stories

In an incredibly revealing interview lasting 90 minutes, legendary coach Larry Brown looks back on his unique career. On...

Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf continues to defy Father Time

Former NBA guard Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf still displays remarkable basketball skills at age 50. And he does it competing against many players twice...

30 years since Detroit Pistons captured their first NBA title

Time flies, and anniversaries can help us recall what happened before. Such is the case with the 1989 NBA Finals, with the...

Mexican basketball pioneer Horacio Llamas seeks broader opportunities to teach, promote the game

More than two decades after his final NBA game, Horacio Llamas maintains a never-ending desire to teach and promote the game in...

The sky’s the limit for Suns guard Devin Booker

Devin Booker is a rising star. Just 22, he’s already recognized as one of the game’s most electrifying players.

Ranking the top 1,000 players in basketball history

All-time ranking lists can be a fun topic for debate. Some lists spark lively debates; others are dismissed as crazy or totally...

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