Chess isn't included in the list of events for the 2012 Olympics, though as an officially-recognized sport, it should be. Like other sports, chess attracts driven players and supportive parents to world competitions.
Fans yearn for the glory days of great rivalries like the Boston Celtics vs. the Los Angeles Lakers. Critics of the current NBA say there just aren't enough great players to fill out 30 teams.
Boston Celtics said on Wednesday the four-time NBA champion Shaquille O'Neal has signed with the team. Shaq is back and bringing it to the Boston Celtics.
Can other NBA cities do the same? It's a daunting task, experts say.
But current finals lacks superstar matchup of Bird vs. Magic.
Too many trades hurt team identity and rivalry.