| Sep 6, 2010
| 4:35 PM
There's no doubt that the Miami Heat should be a formidable foe this season. But like most of you, I was a little taken aback when Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh had their introductory love-fest and started using two hands to count the number of...
| Jun 10, 2010
Leave it up to sports, in this case soccer's World Cup in South Africa, to break down cultural barriers.
In some cases, Mexican Americans are pulling for Mexico's team while Mexican immigrants who have long since become U.S. citizens are cheering on the...
| Nov 24, 2009
| 5:37 AM
To purchase a copy of the book:
Return of the Gold: The Journey of Jerry Colangelo and the Redeem Team
Six years after Michael Jordan won his last NBA championship, American basketball hit rock bottom. The perception of NBA players reached an all-time...
| Jun 16, 2009
Ring No. 4 for Kobe has inevitably set off a small firestorm of debate and spirited conversation about where the Lakers' star falls in the pantheon of NBA greats.
For some odd reason, in 35 years of covering the league, I have never before posted my...
| Jan 31, 2010
Damon Bacote went on to play in Rupp Arena, the Superdome and Madison Square Garden. Tony Rutland laced up his high-tops in the Dean Dome, Cameron Indoor Stadium and the Metrodome.
Yet nearly 17 years later, they still remember the butterflies, the...
| Feb 16, 2010
| 7:39 AM
Water rushes up the windshield as the driver panics and bangs against the side windows.
The water creeps in from all directions and quickly begins to fill the car. The driver pushes his body against the door, but the water pressure on the outside has...
| Oct 23, 2009
| 11:36 AM
Free throw percentages of the NBA's Top 50 players of all time.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- .721
Nate Archibald -- .810
Paul Arizin -- .810
Charles Barkley -- .735
Rick Barry --.900
Elgin Baylor -- .780
Dave Bing -- .775
Larry Bird -- .886
| Jul 8, 2010
Surely by the time you read this, you have already heard the news. LeBron James is a Miami Heat. South Beach rejoices and all of Cleveland weeps.
Surely the LeBron/D-Wade/Bosh combination is good enough to dominate the NBA next year. In fact all the next...
| Dec 24, 2005
Q. What have you learned about the country?
A. It's reinforced my sense that there is a mismatch between the priorities of Washington and the priorities of folks back home. It's something that I understood in the abstract as I was campaigning. It's...