| Jun 27, 2013
| 6:55 PM
You might have heard that the Magic have lost a couple star big men in their history. Did they just lose another? Or did they avoid Grant Hill: The Sequel?
Only time and physical therapy will tell if they'll regret passing on Nerlens Noel.
If it's any...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 11:11 PM
Sorry, Nerlens Noel and Ben McLemore.
Anthony Bennett was the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft Thursday night and the Brooklyn Nets were the top story after agreeing to a trade with the Boston Celtics that could leave the Miami Heat's Big Three feeling...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 3:20 PM
The NBA War Room is now closed, but the battleground remains contentious.
There is random chaos and confusion in the streets of Cleveland, a city still Googling away, trying to get specifics on somebody named Anthony Bennett, the No. 1 pick in the NBA...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 5:00 AM
1. This was the best NBA Finals since the Lakers beat the Detroit Pistons in seven games in 1988. That series also featured an epic final two games, with the Lakers repeating as champions after they edged Detroit by one point in Game 6 (after the...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 9:45 PM
The United Center faithful haven't forgotten how to use the "MVP" chant.
Dormant all season with Derrick Rose sidelined, Joakim Noah forced its special appearance with a game for the ages.
Noah answered coach Tom Thibodeau's call for more intensity,...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 3:52 PM
Mother knows best. Just ask new Magic guard Doron Lamb.
When you see Lamb drive and float an arching shot over taller players in the lane, remember this:
His mom gets an assist.
She taught Doron "The Floater" when he was a fifth-grader.
| Mar 3, 2013
Lakers 4, Philadelphia 76ers 2
An old dog, a new trickster and birth of 'Showtime'
"Showtime" began as 20-year-old rookie Magic Johnson inspired this talented team to first in the Pacific Division. After four close games in the...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 4:08 PM
When the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers traded to obtain center Andrew Bynum, their goal in the narrowest sense was to improve their rebounding, interior defense and scoring from the post.
Still, none of that would matter much if the team's overall...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 10:42 AM
There was a time when midseason mayhem was the Miami Heat's approach to February.
No sooner did Pat Riley arrive in 1995, than he turned his roster upside down at his first NBA trading deadline with the team, on Feb. 22, 1996 maneuvering 11...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 4:32 PM
The center position in Sunday's NBA All-Star Game has gone the way of the phone book, lickable stamps and folding road maps — things we have no use for anymore.
The league eliminated the spot from the fans' ballot this season. Centers have been...
| Jan 26, 2013
| 11:10 AM
The Los Angeles Lakers may yet impact the NBA championship race.
Although perhaps not the way Jerry Buss, Jim Buss, Jeanie Buss or busloads of fans in the Southland anticipated.
With every Lakers loss making it clearer that the mix is not...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 4:26 PM
It's always amazing and amusing when players on bad teams are holding team meetings to air out their differences – at midseason.
Amazing that nobody picked up on the problems the first 41 games, especially as much as they all huddle.