| Nov 8, 2013
| 11:52 AM
The Lakers' bench is the highest scoring second unit in the NBA.
With an average of 57.8 points a game, the Lakers are eight full points ahead of the Milwaukee Bucks (49.8) and 12.5 points in front of the Sacramento Kings (45.3).
Jodie Meeks, who...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:46 AM
Hey, Philadelphia 76ers fans, Andrew Bynum doesn't care that your team shelled out a lot of money and got zero games in return.
Bynum was traded from the Lakers to the 76ers before last season. Philadelphia gave him $17 million, but because of knee...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:06 PM
An NBA season isn't just a story that writes itself. It's also kind enough to touch on every genre.
There's the fantasy of LeBron James and what he might do with the ball, the romance of Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets. There's the mystery of what...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:54 PM
2012-13 finish: 66-16.
Coming: Michael Beasley, Greg Oden.
Going: Mike Miller, Juwan Howard.
The Heat propped up its three-peat hopes with two balky knees and a whiff of controversy. Oden has already encountered knee...
| Nov 3, 2013
Comebacks of the year
One superstar's return was widely expected, the other's somewhat surprising.
The reactions in Chicago and Cleveland were identical: It's great to see you in something besides an Armani suit.
Derrick Rose and Andrew Bynum didn't...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 5:01 PM
If you're an Orlando Magic fan, you really have one choice and one choice only:
In Rob We Trust.
If you don't believe in general manager Rob Hennigan's reconstruction plan, then you are in for years of frustration and bitterness. But if you do...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In Jeanie Buss' updated memoir "Laker Girl," written with former Times sportswriter Steve Springer and published by Triumph Books, she writes about the firing of Lakers Coach Mike Brown last November.
In this excerpt Buss, head of the team's business...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 5:22 PM
Well what do you know? Youth.
And not just Norris Cole.
It has been a while since promise and potential entered the Miami Heat locker room, at least when it has come to potential difference makers.
With Greg Oden and Michael Beasley,...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:42 AM
TONIGHT: Cavaliers at Magic, 7
WHERE: Amway Center
BROADCAST: TV — None. (NBA TV is scheduled to pick up Fox Sports Ohio’s broadcast, but a Magic official said NBA TV’s telecast will be blacked out in Central Florida.) RADIO —...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:41 PM
— They fell like dominoes in a strange and fascinating reboot of the entire Philadelphia pro sports scene.
In a 10-month span, down went Eagles coach Andy Reid, 76ers coach Doug Collins, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel and Flyers coach Peter...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 8:33 AM
Who said Nik Vucevic can’t jump?
The Magic’s starting center -- known more for his sound fundamentals than being a dynamic athlete -- has made quite a leap in ESPN’s player rankings heading into the regular season.
Ranked as the...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 1:15 PM
You'll have to excuse Solomon Jones III if he's feeling a little more giddy than an NBA veteran should.
Jones, 29, has 270 games under his belt since 2006, having played in L.A. and New York. He has been to China and back.
Playing for the Magic in...