When actor Michael Rapaport was growing up, he convinced himself he would end up playing professional basketball. There was a major pivotal moment: the legendary 1979 NCAA championship game that featured Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, who both eventually became NBA Hall of Famers.

"That was like a game-changer for me," Rapaport told Morning Edition host David Greene. "I wanted to be like Larry Bird. I wanted to be like Magic Johnson. And I set a goal of being in the NBA, and I would live my life accordingly."

The Dallas Morning News reports on former Oklahoma State basketball player Darrell Williams and his new life at Texas A&M-Commerce, after being cleared by the Innocence Project of rape charges.
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The Memphis Grizzlies broke its series tie with a win over the Oklahoma City Thunder last night.  KOSU's Brent Weber has this recap. / NBA

The Oklahoma City Thunder fell to the Memphis Grizzlies 111-105 in overtime last night.  KOSU's Brent Weber has this recap.
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Tonight, the Oklahoma City Thunder head into game 2 of the NBA playoffs from Saturday's 100 to 86 win over Memphis.  KOSU's Brent Weber has this preview.