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LeBron James Shoots For The 'Stars'

Basketball player LeBron James has been a star since he was a teenager. Now 24, James looks back on his youth in the memoir Shooting Stars, which he co-wrote with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Buzz Bissinger.

35:46

Former NBA star Charles Barkley

Former NBA star Charles Barkley. The colorful, outspoken ex-player has a new book, I May Be Wrong, But I Doubt It (Random House). Barkley is considered one of the greatest players of the game. He was on 11 All-Star teams, and with Wilt Chamberlain was one of the two players in NBA history with more than 23,000 points, 12,000 rebounds and 4,000 assists. He played for the Philadelphia 76ers, the Phoenix Suns and the Houston Rockets. He is currently a studio analyst for TNT's Inside the NBA.

11:11

Basketball Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic Bill Russell

Basketball Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic Bill Russell is considered the greatest defensive center in the history of the game. In the 1960s he helped the Celtic on to 11 NBA championships in 13 seasons. He was named the NBA's most valuable player five times. His book, Russell Rules: 11 Lessons on Leadership From the Twentieth Century's Greatest Winner, is now out in paperback. This interview first aired May 9, 2001.

20:08

Boston Celtic Bill Russell

Bill Russell is considered the greatest defensive center in the history of the game. In the 1960s he helped the Celtics on to 11 NBA championships in 13 seasons. He was named the NBAs most valuable player five times. Hes written a new book, Russell Rules: 11 Lessons on Leadership From the Twentieth Centurys Greatest Winner

12:38

Remembering Wilt Chamberlain.

We remember basketball great Wilt Chamberlain who died yesterday at the age of 63 from an apparent heart attack. In 1991 he was interviewed on Fresh Air at the publication of his memoir, "A View From Above." (REBROADCAST from 11/1/91)

10:46

Pee Wee Kirkland Discusses Street Basketball.

Basketball expert and playground legend Pee Wee Kirkland. Professor at Long Island University and basketball coach in Manhattan, Kirkland wrote the introduction to John Huet's photography book, "Soul of the Game" (Melcher Media/Workman pub.). It's about the impact playground basketball has on the sport. Kirkland also acted in and served as the Technical Basketball Advisor for the 1994 movie "Above the Rim."

15:15

Legendary Basketball Player and Coach Red Holzman

Holzman tells of his five decades in basketball as a player, coach and general manager. He's a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame and was coach of the New York Knicks when they won the world championship in 1970. Now retired, Holzman wrote his autobiography "Red on Red" in 1987. (REBROADCAST from 12/8/87)

18:02

Hakeem Olajuwon Discusses "Living the Dream."

Center for the Houston Rockets, Hakeem Olajuwon He was born in Nigeria, and came to the United States on a basketball scholarship to attend the University of Houston. He helped the team reach the NCAA Final Four. He's written his memoir, "Living the Dream: My Life and Basketball," (Little, Brown).

14:20

Bearing Witness to Ambitious Inner City Athletes.

From the new movie documentary "Hoop Dreams" (Fine Line Features), young basketball player Arthur Agee and film director Steve James The film traces the lives of Agee and his friend William Gates for five years as they try to follow their dreams of rising from inner city Chicago to play in the NBA. James is the director, producer and co-editor of the film. (REBROADCAST from 10/31/94). (Interview by Marty Moss-Coane)

15:04

Bearing Witness to Ambitious Inner City Athletes

From the new movie documentary "Hoop Dreams," young basketball player Arthur Agee and film director Steve James. The movie traces the lives of Agee and his friend William Gates for five years as they try to follow their dreams of rising from inner city Chicago to play in the NBA. James is the director, producer and co-editor of the film.

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