| Oct 4, 2013
| 6:20 PM
It was a Christmas gift that never appeared on any star basketball player's wish list.
Inside the hefty SAT study guide filled with algebra equations and vocabulary teasers was a letter from one high school friend to another, a message of hope for...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 3:13 PM
The Magic host the woeful Boston Celtics on Friday night at Amway Center. Larry Bird and Kevin McHale are not walking through that door, and neither are Shaquille O'Neal and Dwight Howard.
Something's changed, though: Magic vs. Celtics no longer has the...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 12:21 PM
Twenty-five years ago, most thought Magic shooting guard Reggie Theus — with his movie-star looks and charisma — was destined for a life outside basketball.
Heck, he played coach Bill Fuller on the NBC sitcom "Hang Time."
| Dec 3, 2013
STORRS — Some kids want to be Michael Jordan when they grow up. Some kids want to be Larry Bird. Some kids want to be Magic Johnson.
Shabazz Napier? He wanted something even more magical than that.
"Growing up," Napier said after, whoops he...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:30 PM
Think you could beat a WNBA player at a 3-point contest? I recently got the opportunity to prove my skills against the Sky's Allie Quigley, a 5-foot-10 sharpshooter, at Allstate Arena.
We set up our showdown like the NBA All-Star game: 5 shots each from...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 8:49 PM
HBO’s political satire “Veep” took home a good portion of the cake in the comedy genre with Julia Louis-Dreyfus winning the Emmy for lead actress in a comedy and Tony Hale going home with supporting actor in a comedy. Ultimately, though,...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 6:41 PM
"Aye, aye! and I'll chase him round Good Hope, and round the Horn, and round the Norway Maelstrom, and round perdition's flames before I give him up."
— Captain Ahab on the white whale, in Moby Dick
"Watching you win those races when I was...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 7:33 AM
There is no easy way out. That is a central factor of the LeBron James free-agent equation that is best appreciated in advance.
In the wake of Paul George signing his five-year extension with the Indiana Pacers, the thought might be that it next...
| May 15, 2013
| 4:32 PM
ABC announced its 2013-2014 prime time schedule on Tuesday, adding fourteen new shows and a Disney/Pixar special to its programming roster. “We are taking some big swings with groundbreaking shows this season, and staying close to our roots with...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 3:14 PM
Not to mimic the DirecTV commercial, but when you no longer can stomach wall-to-wall coverage NBA summer leagues, you start to scan through all that is written about free agency and those poised to challenge the Miami Heat. And when you start to read...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Arguably the greatest player in Wichita State history, Xavier McDaniel, and Houston’s three-time All-American Elvin Hayes will be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in Kansas City November 24 at the Midland by AMC.
| Aug 23, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Our 5-part Saturday series focusing on the Magic's position battles heading into their Oct. 1 training camp continues.
OK, there's really no race for the starting spot.
Nik Vucevic is the incumbent – and landslide winner....