There's the story that's been told about the invention of basketball's shot clock. And then there's the true story. This week on Only A Game, an update on the tale of Leo Ferris, the NBA co-founder history almost forgot. Plus, a story about high school soccer in Lewiston, Maine, after the arrival of thousands of Somali refugees. And, a former professional women's soccer goalie who found a second career off the pitch as a firefighter. Join us!
Leo Ferris helped found the NBA and was the co-creator of the 24-second shot clock. But after he left the game in 1954, his contributions were largely forgotten. Now his family is fighting to get him into the Hall of Fame.
Rachel Bachman of the Wall Street Journal and Craig Calcaterra of NBC Sports join Bill Littlefield.
In 2015, the Lewiston High School boys' soccer team helped bring a divided town together.
Bill and Charlie discuss some of the verbal restrictions at this year's Masters tournament. Also, a women's basketball Final Four for all time. And some fishy fan mail at the NHL office from a Nashville Predators supporter.
When you’re thrust out of your sport in your prime, what do you do?
This program aired on April 7, 2018.