| Apr 12, 2014
| 7:18 PM
Almost everyone gets to see the crazy step-back three-pointers and wild flip-ins that make Kevin Durant so great, his top plays consuming hours of air time on ESPN, TNT, NBA TV, etc.
Considerably fewer have been privy to the madness that is Byron...
| May 22, 2014
| 11:59 AM
Lakers forward Ryan Kelly received consideration, but not enough votes to make the NBA's all-rookie first or second teams.
Voted on by a panel of 125 sportswriters and broadcasters, Philadelphia 76ers guard Michael Carter-Williams was the only unanimous...
| May 22, 2014
| 11:17 AM
Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo has been named to the 2013-14 NBA All-Rookie First Team, league officials announced moments ago.
Philadelphia 76ers point guard Michael Carter-Williams, Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke, Brooklyn Nets center Mason...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 6:58 AM
A look at Heat single-game bests (through April 16):
2013-14 Heat: 61, LeBron James, March 3 vs. Bobcats.
Heat record: 61, LeBron James, March 3, 2014 vs. Bobcats.
2013-14 Opponent: 43, Blake Griffin,...
| May 5, 2014
| 12:41 PM
There were no significant surprises when NBA officials released the 2013-14 Rookie of the Year Award voting totals Monday.
In yet another sign that voters tend to place a higher emphasis on offensive production than on defensive contributions, the...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 7:25 AM
"Summer Dreams" (CBS, Saturday). A vivid, elegantly made, two-hour documentary centering on the NBA Summer League, a 10-day yearly event, held in Orlando, Fla., and Las Vegas, where pro-ball hopefuls and rookies run and dribble, pass and shoot before a...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 9:55 AM
SAN ANTONIO — Rookie Victor Oladipo will miss his second consecutive game and will be held out when the Orlando Magic face the San Antonio Spurs tonight.
The stated reason continues to be a sore left ankle.
“He’s played 60 games,...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 9:20 PM
Growing up, Washington Wizards forward Trevor Ariza idolized Allen Iverson so much that he wore his hair in the cornrows favored by the Philadelphia 76ers' star guard.
Ariza also bought Iverson's videos, and tried to play with the same ferocity.
| Mar 3, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Victor Oladipo has at least one edge over Michael Carter-Williams in the race to win the 2013-14 NBA Rookie of the Year Award.
The edge is in head-to-head matchups.
Oladipo's Orlando Magic beat Carter-Williams' Philadelphia 76ers in three of the...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 4:14 PM
Where: Staples Center.
On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 980, 1330.
Records: Clippers 35-18; 76ers 15-36.
Record vs. 76ers: 1-0.
Update: The Clippers continue to play well at home, owning a 21-4 record. The...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Two basketball documentaries air this weekend in advance of the NCAA tournament, with one earning championship honors and the other settling for the old college try. ESPN seldom connects the dots as well in examining sports' role in society -- or the...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 8:27 PM
The Philadelphia 76ers turned down their dubious date with destiny Saturday night, beating the Detroit Pistons 123-98 to end an NBA-record-tying 26-game losing streak.
Guard Michael Carter-Williams and forward Thaddeus Young each scored 21 points and...