| Jul 21, 2012
| 2:42 PM
Kobe Bryant called NBA Commissioner David Stern's idea of a 23-and-younger age limit for Team USA in future Olympics "stupid."
Only Kobe might be able to get away with using the word "stupid" and his boss in the same sentence.
Stern threw out the...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 3:00 PM
LONDON — Go ahead, admit it. You like this LeBron James.
You like our country's best basketball ambassador at the Olympics, the greatest all-around player in the world already proving it at these Games.
You like how James defers to elder statesman...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 8:48 PM
David Stern, the NBA commissioner has wielded unquestioned power over his sport in a way rarely seen over the last 30 years.
He will retire in February of 2014, handing power over to his longtime deputy, Adam Silver. It is unlikely that any...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 6:50 AM
Tomorrow is the first day of the rest of Carlos Boozer’s “quiet the haters’’ life.
The Bulls have no hope of winning the NBA title without Derrick Rose. If they did, why did the team pay him an extra $100 million?
| Apr 21, 2012
| 2:39 PM
Next weekend we'll watch a Stan Van Gundy team we've never seen before in a Magic playoff series.
It's a team that has lost its identity.
The Magic's postseason will offer a reminder why basketball can be so affected by the absence or presence of one...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 5:31 PM
The NBA will open the regular season on Tuesday, a prediction you couldn't have made last season at this time.
Actually, I don't think anybody would object to playing another 66-game season. Well, the owners would. They'd play 106 if they could get...
| Oct 28, 2012
NBA players across the league have been steadily ramping up their off-court fashion quotient ever since Commissioner David Stern revised the player dress code in 2005. Now the two highest-profile additions to the Los Angeles Lakers, Dwight Howard and...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 7:17 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace has been suspended for seven games without pay over an elbow blow he delivered to the head of an opposing player, the National Basketball Association said Tuesday.
One-time basketball bad boy...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 1:54 PM
Jess Kersey stood at midcourt at Appalachian State's old Varsity Gym in Boone, N.C., shaking like a leaf before officiating his first professional basketball game, a 1974 exhibition between the Carolina Cougars and the New York Nets of the defunct ABA....
| Mar 25, 2013
| 5:07 AM
David Stern got it right.
The Miami Heat and the dominance thing they have going is a good thing for the NBA.
No make that a great thing.
As the Magic prepare to take on the Orlando Magic Monday night, trying to win their 27th game in a row, it&...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 3:07 PM
Moments after he had demolished the Heat again, Magic center Nik Vucevic knew he had left an impression on the defending champions Wednesday night. The King came calling.
"LeBron talked to me after the game. He said, 'Good job, big guy.' When LeBron...
| Mar 3, 2013
Jerry Buss may be gone, but Jerry Buss hasn't gone anywhere.
Jerry Buss may have died on Feb. 18 at age 80, but Jerry Buss lives.
When watching the Lakers makes you howl, when watching the NBA makes you smile, when watching anything in professional...