| Jul 1, 2013
| 10:45 PM
The Lakers finally get their time with Dwight Howard, meeting with him Tuesday and trying to persuade him to stay with the franchise for five more years.
They will sell themselves as the 16-time NBA champions — how could they not? — and they...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 6:28 PM
It is time to celebrate, Magic fans.
Blue and White, Ignite.
Correction: Blue and White, Delight ... In Dwight.
The Orlando Magic not only won the Dwight Howard trade, they won it as if they were the Miami Heat playing the Charlotte Bobcats in the...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 10:50 PM
DAYTONA BEACH -- “What do you think about the big guy?” Shaquille O’Neal asked me Saturday, repeating the same question much of America is asking this weekend about Dwight Howard.
Shaq, as most of you know, has issues with Howard....
| Mar 20, 2013
| 5:28 AM
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. OBAMA AIMS TO REASSURE ISRAEL OF US SUPPORT
The president arrived today for his first visit since taking office to a country eager to hear his...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Every now and then, because he's led the most fascinating life in basketball history, Pat Riley's past and present collide. It happened in those vicious Heat-Knicks playoffs. It happened when he took Shaquille O'Neal from the Los Angeles Lakers.
| Jun 21, 2013
| 7:43 AM
MIAMI — It was a brilliant night for the Miami Heat, boisterous, memorable and fun.
It was a very quiet night for one demographic — LeBron James haters.
James buffed and shined his legacy by leading Miami to a 95-88 victory Thursday in...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 3:39 PM
MIAMI — He wore relief on his face and the scent of a champion like a crown, his forever-combed hair and perfectly pressed white shirt soaked with champagne, the air about steaming of cigar.
"Like a 60-pound rock off your back,'' Heat President...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 5:15 PM
The Lakers' final non-Mike D'Antoni assistant coach left over the weekend as Darvin Ham joined the Atlanta Hawks under Coach Mike Budenholzer.
“Darvin has a great feel for the game and knows what it takes for a team to be successful and compete at...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 5:29 AM
Shaquille O’Neal is back working at his favorite hobby: Criticizing Dwight Howard.
“He’s too nice," O'Neal said Tuesday on “The Max and Marcellus Show” on ESPNLA 710. “I’m a connoisseur of giggling and playing...
| Jun 14, 2013
Dee Rowe has known George Blaney longer than just about any of us. It must be a hundred years, the godfather of UConn athletics said, before settling on nearly 60. Rowe was coaching Worcester Academy back in those days and he used to play college freshmen...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 8:34 PM
Mike Thibault, always thoughtful, always prepared, almost always specific, quantified how many times he had thought about this game.
"Consciously? Four," Thibault said on the Friday night he returned to Mohegan Sun Arena for the first time since he was...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 7:47 AM
Amid this third consecutive trip to the NBA Finals, and with increasingly punitive salary-cap and luxury-tax penalties about to kick in from the new collective-bargaining agreement, the question becomes how the Miami Heat will be able to sustain their...