With Carlos Boozer and Nate Robinson
The onetime Bulls teammates (and real-life besties) are joining forces again for a weekly SI podcast—sharing stories from their playing days and discussing the NBA from an insider's perspective. What's up with the show's name, you ask? Let Boozer (near right) explain:
"HOLDAT came from my boy, Sticks [former Chicago center Joakim Noah]. We're in Boston, and he and Kevin Garnett have battled throughout their careers. We go to the fourth quarter, two minutes to go, and we're down by two. [Derrick] Rose drives and kicks it out to Noah—and if you haven't seen my man's jump shot, it's like a cyclone—and KG tried to close out on him. Joakim hit the shot, and then he screamed out 'HOLDAT!' right in KG's face. We ended up winning in overtime. That was the moment when HOLDAT arrived."
PARALYMPIC WINTER GAMES
March 9--18, on NBC networks and NBCSports.com
So you're going through curling withdrawal .... Fret not! NBC will show more than 250 hours of coverage across its channels, website and app, including enough wheelchair curling to get you to spring.
BASKETBALL: GREAT WRITING ABOUT AMERICA'S GAME
Edited by Alexander Wolff
This anthology, assembled by SI special contributor Alexander Wolff and published by the Library of America, covers eight decades of hoops history and features a dream team of sports scribes.
NCAA WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS
March 15--17, on ESPN and ESPNU
If you're not into college hoops, check out March Matness. Top-ranked and undefeated Penn State, national champs in six of the last seven years, goes for title number 8, at Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena.