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NBA.com's Matt Wurst writes his column, Read Between The Lines, a look at news, newsmakers, performers and performances from the NBA, WNBA and NBA D-League, whenever he feels like he has something to prove.

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The Matt Wurst Retirement Press Conference Transcript (March 18, 2008)
After a long career with the NBA, WNBA and D-League, Matt Wurst goes out on his own terms, but leaves the door slightly ajar.

RECENT COLUMNS
Page 57: Celebrity Sighting and Gossip at All-Star (February 17, 2008)
From the jazz legends to the future of hip hop and The Governator, which stars were seen hobnobbing and kanoodling in New Orleans?

Kobe Headed To Chicago: Court Reporters Blog (December 18, 2007)
After all of the offseason rumors, Kobe Bryant finally heads to the city that tried to trade for him

Living The Dream in Atlanta: Court Reporters Blog (December 11, 2007)
You may not believe me, but the Hawks are fun to watch again.

The Jackson Five: Court Reporters Blog (December 5, 2007)
The resurrection of Warriors guard Stephen Jackson as played to the pop tunes of my wedding band.

Not Quite Over The Hill: Court Reporters Blog (November 26, 2007)
Veteran Grant Hill is healthy, playing well and just may be the key to the Phoenix Suns' title run.

Open Letter To Kevin Martin: Court Reporters Blog (November 20, 2007)
Dear Kevin, I am your biggest fan...

The Girls Of Summer Head For Home (September 18, 2007)
With that last-night-of-camp feeling deep in his stomach, Wurst shares his favorite memories of the WNBA season.

Closing the Door (September 12, 2007)
As the Detroit Shock well know, the last win is the hardest win to get in the WNBA Finals.

East and West Meet Somewhere In Between (September 5, 2007)
As the 2007 WNBA Finals gets underway, we take a look at the contrasting philosophies of the East and the West.

And On The Seventh Day, We Rested (August 29, 2007)
The first six days of the 2007 WNBA Playoffs have given us great moments of biblical proportions.

Four Scorers, Seven Years Ago (August 22, 2007)
It has been seven years since the Phoenix Mercury last made the WNBA Playoffs, and a lot has changed since then.

Surprise, Surprise (August 15, 2007)
Becky Hammon has established herself as an MVP candidate this season, her first in San Antonio, which is just one of many surprises in the W.

If I Could Turn Back Time (August 8, 2007)
Time may be running out to see some of your favorite players in the WNBA, so don't miss the opportunities.

The Jury Is Still Out (August 1, 2007)
While sequestered in jury duty, we deliberate on some of the outstanding issues that still need to be resolved this WNBA season.

Finding the Magic in Vegas (July 25, 2007)
Of all the celebrities and personalities in Las Vegas last weekend, Magic Johnson still stood out from the rest.

What To Watch For (July 18, 2007)
As the second half of the WNBA season gets underway, here are the key stories and players to keep an eye on down the stretch.

Celebrating the Snubs (July 11, 2007)
Let's not call them "snubs," but celebrate the accomplishments of those who narrowly missed out on being named as WNBA All-Stars.

The 2007 WNBA Midseason Awards (July 4, 2007)
As we reach the unofficial midpoint of the WNBA season, it's time to hand out some non-existent hardware.

The Running (Around) Draft Blog (June 28, 2007)
Not everyone can keep a running (literally) diary of what's going on at and behind the scenes at the NBA Draft. But that is where the most interesting things happen.

Stuffing The Ballot Box (June 27, 2007)
While advocating even more fan participation in WNBA All-Star voting, one of the biggest fans shares his final ballot.

NO R-EFFING WAY! (June 21, 2007)
Hey WNBA fans, give the officials a break.

How Quickly We Forget (June 14, 2007)
2007 NBA Finals: What a difference a week makes...

How the Other 99.9999% Live (June 8, 2007)
An Insider's outside look at Game One of the 2007 NBA Finals.

It's Not How You Start (June 6, 2007)
The Washington Mystics have not started the season the way they might have hoped. Yet even at 0-6, all is not lost.

Don't You Forget About D (May 30, 2007)
Outgoing D-League President Phil Evans has built a league and a legacy that will last far beyond his tenure.

A Four-Gone Conclusion (May 23, 2007)
Just because everyone is picking the New York Liberty and Chicago Sky to miss the playoffs doesn't mean they have to. Even though they probably will...

Don't Hate The Players Or The Game. Hate The Haters (May 16, 2007)
The people who criticize the WNBA have been saying the same things for years. The only problem is that their unimaginitive, uninformed comments are wrong.

The First 46 (May 7, 2007)
It's not just the last two minutes of a game that you should be watching... come early and stay late.

The Art of the Rebound (May 1, 2007)
For WNBA players, rebounding is as much about the mental aspects of the game is it is about physical skill.

Ad Libbing Coverage of the First Round (April 25, 2007)
After an exhausting week watching first round NBA Playoff games, it's time to let the readers form their own conclusions using a tried and true method.

New To The Playoff Party (April 18, 2007)
Two All-Stars will make their NBA Playoffs debuts this season, but as recent history demonstrates, we shouldn't expect to see immediate success.

See or Be Seen? (April 11, 2007)
Basketball players have two goals in life: to make the NBA and win a championship. But what if the two were mutually exclusive?

The Ones To Root For (April 3, 2007)
The WNBA Draft is one of the great events each year, but even the players who don't get drafted have something to be proud of.

The Chosen One (March 28, 2007)
Lakers guard Jordan Farmar is the first Jewish player in the NBA in years, finally giving us someone to "kvell" over.

The West Coast Bias (March 21, 2007)
Because of the new West Coast Bias, no one is giving the East a shot.

Madness Doesn't Always Lead To Greatness (March 14, 2007)
The time of legendary players on display in the NCAA Tournament has past, but we will still be watching.

The Seventh Man Award (March 7, 2007)
What if the most valuable player off the bench this season is not a sixth man, but actually a seventh man?

It's There, So Use It (Feb. 28, 2007)
With so many rookies riding the bench, why aren't more NBA execs using the D-League affiliation system?

Straight Shooting (Feb. 21, 2007)
Sheryl Swoopes handled the Tim Hardaway comments at All-Star like the champion that she is.

Star Struck (Feb. 15, 2007)
As NBA All-Star Weekend approaches, Las Vegas will be full of celebrities and VIPs.

Three Stars (Feb. 8, 2007)
Louis Amundson, Chris Webber and Katie Douglas are having the WURST week ever.

Learning How To Read
What it really means to Read Between The Lines.

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- Stars Dazzle Fans In McDonald’s Celebrity All-Star Game: Feb. 15, 2008
- Scouting The D-League Showcase Blog: Jan. 17, 2008
- ESPN's WNBA Finals Chat with Matt Wurst: Sept. 9, 2007
- Colangelo Makes The Call: March 26, 2007
- All Stars, All The Time: Feb. 19, 2007
- Behind The Scenes At the 2006 D-League Draft: Nov. 2, 2006
- NBA Premier Fantasy Championship Commissioner Notes: Fall 2006
- 2006 WNBA Finals Blog: Sept. 1-10, 2006
- 55 Things About the 55th NBA All-Star Game: Feb. 19, 2006
- Heart of A Champion: Monarchs veterans led the way: Sept. 20, 2005
- Living Up to the Fans’ Expectations: July 9, 2005
- The Class of ’97 Survivors: Nov 8, 2004
- When the Hunter Becomes the Hunted: May 20, 2004
- Why You Should Believe the Hype: April 1, 2004 | Espanol