| May 21, 2012
| 12:32 PM
The Orlando Magic and Otis Smith, the team’s president of basketball operations and general manager, have parted ways.
The Magic historically have promoted from within, elevating John Weisbrod to the general manager’s job in March 2004 and...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 6:26 AM
Wrote today's column in the Sun Sentinel on Brandon Knight, the former Pine Crest and Kentucky star now entering his second season with the Detroit Pistons.
After Knight's appearance at Sawgrass Springs Middle School on behalf of the Alliance for a...
| Jul 1, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Seven months ago, Dwight Howard and his agent told the Orlando Magic that Howard wanted a trade, preferably to the soon-to-be Brooklyn Nets.
The Magic now face a similar request, but there is one critical difference between the situations. This time,...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 5:59 AM
In an interview with Yahoo! Sports published early this morning, Dwight Howard sought to control the damage to his reputation from an ESPN.com article that, citing unnamed sources, said Howard has claimed the Orlando Magic blackmailed him into waiving his...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 9:24 PM
Newport Beach needs bicycle lanes along Coast Highway, not stand-up paddling lanes in Newport Harbor. Why should stand-up paddlers be restricted in their movements, while Pavilion rental boats, swimmers, yacht club sailboats, kayaks, homeowner Duffy...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 5:00 PM
Anthony Gill is returning to the site of one of his greatest days as a basketball player.
Two years ago, Gill had a chance in Charlottesville in the National Basketball Players Association Top 100 camp for high school players to face a guy that...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 7:02 PM
Point guard Jameer Nelson missed his sixth consecutive game on Sunday, sitting out when the Orlando Magic lost 108-82 to the Memphis Grizzlies at Amway Center.
Nelson has a bruised patellar tendon in his left knee.
"He's day-to-day," Magic coach...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 2:48 PM
Hope NBA Commissioner David Stern, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and their elegantly suited minions are happy in their plush, palatial New York offices.
Their stupid, senseless, dumb and dictatorial rules may have just robbed two talented young...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 2:44 PM
According to J.J. Redick, Orlando Magic players have reached a consensus about the fate of Billy Hunter, the embattled executive director of the NBA players union.
“I think most everyone in the NBA has reached the same conclusion,” Redick...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 10:17 AM
The NBA Players Assn. announced Friday that union chief Billy Hunter, who has headed the union since 1996, has been placed on an indefinite leave of absence.
In a memo sent to players Friday morning, union president Derek Fisher said: "This organization...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 7:38 PM
The audience with President Obama was brief, and Dexter Pittman knew it was not the right time, even if it was the right place.
Then again, the Miami Heat backup center had made his feelings clear earlier in the month on Twitter, when he posted,...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 4:34 AM
NBA lockout: Should the NBA lockout eat into the regular season, it's likely that Tim Harris, the Lakers' senior vice president of business operations, will craft more apologies to fans in the near future. But for now, we're talking about the NBA...