| Jan 8, 2014
| 7:42 PM
As we head into 2014, sports remains our guiding light.
On these pages, we read daily about the good, the bad and the ugly, and we haven't even gotten to Dennis Rodman yet.
None of what we digest on the Web, or each morning in the paper, is...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 1:41 PM
Kobe Bryant recently suggested that fans vote for younger players such as Damian Lillard for February's NBA All-Star Game.
The fans aren't listening.
On Thursday, the league released its latest set of returns and Bryant is the leading vote-getter in...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 6:59 PM
BOSTON — Not everything was drab and gray for the Lakers on Thursday, despite the NBA suspending Nick Young for one game.
They headed east for six games, an itinerary of optimism for Western Conference teams this season, even heavily damaged ones....
| Jan 18, 2014
| 8:31 AM
Chris Bosh laughs a knowing laugh. He has to, because the question resonates, and it's part of a shared experience that he'll get to share in person on Thursday night.
So what exactly is it like to be a sidekick to a deity?
| Jan 21, 2014
| 7:17 PM
In a question-and-answer column in Sunday's Cleveland Plain Dealer, a reader wanted to know how new Cavaliers forward Luol Deng stacked up at his position.
"Where would you rank (Deng) among the top small forwards in the league today?'' a Cavs fan named...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 4:25 PM
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant was voted by the fans to his 16th NBA All-Star team, the league announced Thursday.
Bryant will represent the Western Conference along with point guard Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors and forwards Blake Griffin of the...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 6:31 PM
The Lakers are a basketball mess. They've used 21 lineups in 42 games. They're 13th in the Western Conference. Kobe Bryant is at least two weeks away from returning from another injury, as are Steve Blake and Jordan Farmar. Steve Nash also hopes to come...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 9:27 PM
NEW YORK — UCLA is 11 games into its basketball season, and this is what's known for sure: Bruins guard Kyle Anderson can spot a really good basketball player when he sees one.
Anderson said in the days leading up to Thursday night's game...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 3:12 PM
The Orlando Magic only have played one-quarter of their season, but the refrain after each game already sounds like a broken record.
They show plenty of fight, but they have too many lapses, especially on the defensive end.
And they keep losing....
| Dec 12, 2013
| 12:20 PM
The Lakers' Kobe Bryant is still dominating the All-Star balloting, despite sitting out most of the season recovering from an Achilles' tendon injury.
Back just two games, Bryant leads all NBA guards with 501,215 votes. On Thursday, the league...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 11:06 AM
Kobe Bryant has the third-most popular selling NBA jersey worldwide, according to the league.
Based on global sales from Adidas, LeBron James of the Miami Heat topped the list for the first time in his career. Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls placed...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 11:22 AM
It works because Chris Bosh makes it work. It works because the third wheel has learned to roll with it on the court, but more importantly, use the inertia to position himself off the court.
"I never try to get 'em mixed up," the introspective...