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  • Warren Buffett

    Warren Buffett is offering $1 billion to anyone who will fill the perfect NCAA tournament bracket. But the odds and numbers are in his favor.

  • Nik Stauskas #11 of the Michigan Wolverines drives against Luke Hancock #11 of the Louisville Cardinals during the 2013 NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at the Georgia Dome, April 8, 2013 in Atlanta.

    The term "student-athlete" is out of date, say attorneys and other advocates for paying college athletes.

  • Patric Young No. 4 of the Florida Gators and Julius Randle No. 30 of the Kentucky Wildcats vie for a rebound in the second half during the championship game of the 2014 Men's SEC Basketball Tournament in Atlanta.

    Workers will likely break the law by taking part in office pools for the NCAA basketball tournament. But not always.

  • Philadelphia 76ers co-owner David Blitzer (far left), Allen Iverson and 76ers co-owner Joshua Harris in 2012.

    Blackstone's David Blitzer weighed in on the team he co-owns and other investing topics at a conference Friday.

  • Magic Johnson

    Basketball great Magic Johnson thinks Jason Collins, the NBA's first openly gay player, is a slam dunk for the league and gays alike.

  • Magic Johnson: Jason Collins is smart

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen speaks to Magic Johnson about Jason Collins and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's decision to veto an anti-gay law.

  • Magic Johnson: Howard Schultz taught me a lot

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen speaks to Magic Johnson about his focus on urban consumers and his business influences.

  • Incredible environment for private equities:  Pro

    Two time NBA champion and Hana Road Partners founder Wally Walker explains his changed view on dollar vs. yen and where he sees the NBA headed.

  • Sportservice's “Kitchen Sink” sausage sandwich.

    The only team that may be as prepared as the Broncos and Seahawks for Super Bowl XLVIII is the game's official caterer.

  • Ten teams played to stadiums less than 95 percent full on average in 2013, double the number from 2008.

  • Avery Dingman #22 of the Creighton Bluejays drives on Seth Curry #30 of the Duke Blue Devils.

    Warren Buffett and Dan Gilbert, founder of Quicken Loans, are teaming up to offer $1 billion for the perfect NCAA March Madness bracket.

  • Michael Jordan memorabilia up for auction

    Ken Goldin, Goldin Auctions founder, discusses rare and unique pieces of Michael Jordan memorabilia that have gone up for auction. Items include Jordan's college degree, recruitment letters and his 1992 Olympic "Dream Team" game worn jersey.

  • Michael Jordan is king when it comes to selling most products, but when it comes to selling his own house, Air Jordan is coming up short.

  • Michael Jordan's mansion drama

    Michael Jordan decided to try an auction of his Chicago-area home when it couldn't sell for $29 million. Now the home is back on the market for $16 million, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • NBA's 'solution' to tanking for the draft

    CNBC's Dominic Chu looks into a potential solution the NBA is proposing to prevent NBA teams from purposely losing in order to get a higher draft pick the following year.

  • NBA Commissioner:  NBA in midst of extraordinary growth spurt

    David Stern took over the reins of the NBA nearly 30 years ago. Commissioner Stern discusses the NBA's economic growth during his tenure and the league's plans for global expansion. Stern also weighs in on institutionalizing sports gambling.

  • 'Kobe 9' shoe out in February

    Lebron James racked up $300 million in the shoe business in 2012. Can Kobe Bryant's new "Kobe 9" shoe succeed? CNBC's Jane Wells has the details.

  • Kobe Bryant: NBA star, business man

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the Los Angeles Lakers affordability of Kobe Bryant's new 2-year $48.5 million contract extension, and the "Black Mamba's" future business plans.

  • The “Kobe 9” basketball shoe, from Nike.

    Kobe Bryant debuted his latest pair of basketball shoes this week—the only question now is when he'll take the court in them.

  • Kobe 9's high tops available in February for $225

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports NBA Laker's star player Kobe Bryant will probably sit out Friday's game against the Sacramento Kings, but when he does return he'll likely be wearing new high tech sport boots.