| Jun 20, 2013
| 9:41 PM
The jump shot from LeBron James went into the net with 27.9 seconds left and, as soon as it did, he pumped his fist with a winner's look, a champion's look, as the noise you'd only heard once before shook AmericanAirlines Arena.
San Antonio's season was...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 3:02 PM
LeBron lost his headband.
Pop lost his head.
Onto Game 7 we go.
The NBA season comes down to a one game Thursday night, the final countdown between a team given a reprieve from the executioner, and a team that dropped the axe when it had a chance to...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 8:12 PM
The best player in basketball was getting the stuffing beat out of him. His shot was missing, his game bleeding. LeBron James looked weary, overmatched and so unlike the LeBron who normally bends steel.
"What's wrong with him?" Heat fans asked.
| May 11, 2013
| 6:50 PM
Yes, it is time for the yearly one-word rant now that the NBA has bestowed all of its annual individual awards: Why?
Actually, more to the point, the issue should be: When?
As much as anything, it is the Coach of the Year balloting, or,...
| May 3, 2013
| 4:45 PM
Obviously, Magic fans have known for some time — say, since January — that the club was not going to receive a postseason invitation. (Thanks again, Dwight.)
Still, it's weird after six consecutive seasons of playoff appearances not to see...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 5:08 PM
This just in: The Rolling Stones announced they are holding out Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ron Wood for next Saturday's concert at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. They're old and tired, and have been on the road forever, you see.
| Jun 16, 2013
| 9:04 PM
And so, right on cue, the other Heat appeared. The sluggish Heat. The error-prone Heat. The Heat that forget the game starts at tip-off, neglect to play defense and shrug at the Game 5 stakes in the NBA Finals.
San Antonio 114, Heat 104.
| Nov 29, 2012
| 7:03 PM
MIAMI — Here was San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich, showing how dumb a smart person can be, saying he turned a big game against the Heat into a big mess to rest his players amid a busy schedule.
"It's pretty easy to understand,'' he said. "I don'...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 5:42 AM
Actual message from GPS when heading Stillwater, OK to Tulsa yesterday: ‘In ten miles, turn slightly right’. What?
New direction for Shocker baseball---
It remains to be seen if it’s a home run, but Todd Butler is a great baseball...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 3:12 PM
The basketball gets tossed up Tuesday night for Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Miami, and anything happens next. Everything happens, actually. The previous five games tell us that. Miracles? Meltdowns? Heartache? Heartstrings?
That's the beauty of a sports...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 10:21 PM
"Look, if you had one shot or one opportunity to seize everything you ever wanted, one moment, would you capture it or just let it slip?" -- Eminem, "Lose Yourself"
At one point, before there was a Big Three, before Pat Riley's championship-or-...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 8:05 PM
You mean we have to do it again?
Winning a second consecutive NBA title with the same core group of players can be like dealing with two children: It isn't twice as hard, it's exponentially more tiring and headache-inducing than handling the first....