| Nov 25, 2013
| 10:50 PM
Derrick Rose's comeback turned out to be a cameo, and the Chicago Bulls' worst nightmare became a reality again.
The Bulls' hopes about contending for a championship this season took a serious hit. Their long-term plans appear to be up in the air too....
| Oct 29, 2013
| 4:22 AM
The NBA season begins Tuesday night, but you wonder if anyone in Philadelphia cares. According to the oddmakers in Vegas, the 76ers are expected to be one of the worst teams in the league with an over/under line of just 17 wins. That might be high. Some...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Stunning. Simply stunning. That can be the only description of the most striking aspect of Durant v. Wade.
And, no, we're not (at least not yet) talking about where Kevin Durant believes Dwyane Wade ranks in the NBA's current hierarchy.
| Sep 24, 2013
| 7:46 AM
The Truth matters, at least it does to NBA marketing.
Paul Pierce's well-known nickname could be stitched to the back of his Brooklyn Jets' uniform this season for one game against the Miami Heat rather than the customary last name as the NBA ponders...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 2:57 PM
Shane Battier finds it humorous. That doesn't mean he also doesn't respect the challenge ahead.
But the notion of championship fatigue, one most recently offered by TNT analyst Steve Kerr amid his forecast of the Chicago Bulls coming out of the...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 6:18 PM
Forget all that stuff about Kobe Bryant returning from an Achilles' tendon injury this season. It'll happen at some point.
The real question involves next season. He might not return at all to the Lakers.
Bryant is entering the last nine months of his...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 12:10 PM
To make the playoffs, the Lakers need to be better than seven teams in the Western Conference.
In the first of 14 entries, the Lakers were ranked ahead of the New Orleans Pelicans.
Are the Lakers better than the Oklahoma City Thunder?
| Sep 20, 2013
| 1:16 PM
NBA training camps will open in a week or so, meaning you're about to become experts on the tendo calcaneus (Achilles tendon) without even staying in a Holiday Inn Express.
Kobe Bryant's return from the injury figures to be a prominent storyline...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 4:58 PM
"MasterChef Junior" (Fox, Friday). This small-fry-ification of "MasterChef," hosted as in the grown-up version by Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot, ends its first season (of what I hope will be many) this week, with a semifinals-to-finals...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 5:28 PM
Another Cuban missile
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, alluding to Dwight Howard's decision to sign with the Houston Rockets: "Any potential free agent is an idiot if they consider the Mavs and don't come."
Oh, is that all?
| Nov 2, 2013
| 7:55 AM
Seven players entered Miami Heat training camp with non-guaranteed contracts. Two survived . . . for now. The approach is decidedly different for veterans Michael Beasley and Roger Mason Jr.
But as Beasley and Mason prepared for their second...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 4:12 PM
A pregame look at the agenda for each Miami Heat preseason game, with the Heat to face the Brooklyn Nets at 7:30 p.m. Friday at AmericanAirlines Arena in their exhibition finale (Sun Sports):...