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  • Question of the Day: Which two teams will be playing in the NBA Finals? [Updated]

     
    Writers from around Tribune Co. debate which teams will emerge from the NBA conference finals -- the Chicago Bulls or Miami Heat from the East and the Dallas Mavericks or Oklahoma City Thunder from the West. Check back throughout the......
  • Watching the NBA playoffs provides reminders of what the Lakers don't have

     
    Usually, the routine goes like this: Plop onto the couch, enjoy delivery or carryout, and cheer on the purple and gold to a playoff victory. But with the Dallas Mavericks' four-game sweep of the Lakers in the Western Conference semifinals, Lakers fans for...
  • Tim Tebow is most influential athlete in Florida and future presidential candidate

     
    Is Tim Tebow going to be president or is LeBron James, Dwight Howard, Tiger Woods or Shaq the state's most influential athlete?...
  • Dirk Nowitzki's Game 1 performance leaves Kevin Durant practically speechless [Video]

     
    When asked why Dallas' Dirk Nowitski was so tough to defend, Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant answered: "He's a 7-foot jump shooter. And he shoots one-legged fadeaways." Then Durant, the top scorer in the NBA this season, just shrugged and added,......
  • Lakers Report Cards: Pau Gasol

     
    This is the 10th edition of Lakers Report Cards, focusing today on starting power forward Pau Gasol. Grade: B- Any Laker fan who goes through their DVR can find countless clips documenting Pau Gasol's lackluster showing in the playoffs. There's the...
  • Oklahoma City and Lakers have similar problems with Mavericks

     
    No matter who guarded him, how closely his opponent contested the shot or how off-balance his jumpers became, nothing stopped Dirk Nowitzki from scoring. No matter who guarded him, how hard his opponent tried to shut off the driving lane and how quickly...
  • Which Laker would make the best professional wrestler?

     
    With the unfortunate news that legendary wrestler Macho Man Randy Savage has died, a few things popped into my mind. His catch phrase, "Oh Yeahhhhh" won't leave my head. I suddenly want to "snap into a Slim Jim." And I've been endlessly asking myself, how...
  • Lakers Report Cards: Lamar Odom

     
    This is the 11th edition of Lakers Report Cards, focusing today on reserve forward Lamar Odom. Grade: B+ Sitting on the team plane, plenty of thoughts raced around Lamar Odom's mind. The Lakers just lost in a four-game sweep to the Dallas Mavericks in the...
  • NBA Finals will feature two superstars who traveled different paths

     
    When Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard watches the NBA Finals, he'll see two superstar extremes. There's Dirk Nowitzki, the loyal and steadfast Dallas star who's stuck with the Mavericks since being drafted in 1999. Nowitzki has played for two owners,...
  • Orlando Magic and NBA News: Thursday, May 26

     
    In today's links we take a look at the Magic's offseason plans, the Mavericks' victory over the Thunder, the Lakers' hiring of Mike Brown and the Heat-Bulls series. 1. Magic fans: Here's how to survive an NBA lockout, Brian Schmitz, Orlando Sentinel The...
  • Caught in the Web: Mike Brown's introductory news conference, just hours before NBA Finals

     
    In a conveniently timed news conference, the Lakers will introduce Mike Brown at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Brown's first news conference as the team's head coach. Meanwhile, Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Heat and the Mavericks starts Tuesday. What a...
  • NBA Finals, Nancy Grace score in Thursday ratings

     
    The other top series locally: Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance" with 121,200 viewers, "CSI" with 115,400 and "The Mentalist" with 98,800. Placing fifth was Nancy Grace's show on HLN with 97,800 viewers -- another sign of how closely Central Florida is...