| Dec 28, 2011
| 11:15 AM
The debut of Maryland center Alex Len tonight against Albany brings to mind other first games for former Terps. Coming into College Park, most were more celebrated than 7-footer from the Ukraine, but few were as important as Len could be to this season&...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 5:59 PM
There appears to be no end in sight to the NBA lockout, but if you're lucky enough to secure a ticket to a friendly pickup basketball game being held Tuesday night at Morgan State, you'll likely see a wealth of NBA talent squaring off.
| Nov 7, 2011
| 5:50 PM
Just before his Under Armour team was about to tip off against St. Frances in an exhibition Monday afternoon, Greivis Vasquez went over to two of the game officials to voice a complaint.
"Hey, these guys are wearing Nikes," the former Maryland basketball...
| Sep 30, 2012
| 4:06 PM
Heat is on the Heat
The Miami Heat better figure out a way to defend without flopping.
OK, so that's not entirely fair to a defensive team schooled in the principles of Pat Riley. Erik Spoelstra is a terrific defensive...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 1:55 PM
Ever since Carmelo Anthony led Syracuse to an NCAA basketball championship as a freshman in 2003, his once-shiny reputation has been steadily chipped away.
From the missteps off the court early in his NBA career to the way he alienated an adoring fan...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 5:30 PM
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 Kobe Bryant...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 8:48 PM
Thunder and Bulls
I'll take the team with the Big Three, but not the LeBron-Wade-Bosh combo. I'll go with the Durant-Westbrook-Harden triumvirate that makes the Thunder an even more lethal offensive club than the...
| Apr 28, 2012
| 12:16 PM
Ten minutes before the start of practice at the Annapolis Area Christian School on Thursday night, Adrian Bowie was slouched over in a chair, waiting patiently in the lobby adjacent to the Kilby Athletic Center's main basketball court. He'd tossed the...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 9:09 PM
Orlando Magic players and coaches will face low expectations when they assemble Tuesday morning for their opening practice of the upcoming season. A panel of ESPN analysts predicted the Magic will endure a third consecutive dismal season and will...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 3:40 PM
The NBA team owner was momentarily stumped when reached by telephone overseas. Informed that Donald Sterling no longer owned the Clippers, there was an uneasy silence.
"I'm not sure what to say," the owner said. "Free at last? Free at last?"
| Sep 28, 2014
| 5:01 PM
There's no way the Lakers finish 14th in the Western Conference again. No chance. None. Probably. Maybe?
They were crushed by injuries last season, tumbled to the conference's second-lowest spot and endured their worst record (27-55) since moving to Los...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 11:15 AM
Oklahoma’s Kevin Durant is a kid at heart even after seven seasons in the NBA; he still plays video games, including those from the NBA 2K series.
But playing as himself in those games would be arrogant, the 25-year-old superstar says.