| Mar 18, 2014
| 10:49 PM
Phil Jackson won two NBA championships as a teammate of Hall of Famers Walt Frazier and Bill Bradley. He won 11 titles as a coach of all-time greats Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal.
For his next challenge, Jackson will try to win...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 3:38 PM
The dollar menu
TNT analyst Charles Barkley, speaking with late-night talk show host Conan O'Brien about some of his chintzy millionaire friends: "There's nobody cheaper than Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan. Oh, yeah, [Jordan is] cheap. I always...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 4:43 PM
It was one of the Lakers' few sunshine moments this season, a historically bizarre victory in Cleveland when backup center Robert Sacre was allowed to keep playing despite picking up a sixth foul.
The serenity, though, was short-lived.
As Lakers Coach...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 5:37 AM
Oh what a night, indeed. Some of the math from LeBron James' 61-point eruption Monday against the Bobcats, courtesy of Heat minutiae maven Rob Wilson, as well as Elias Sports Bureau and ESPN:
-- James, who leads the Heat in dunks this season with 94,...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 6:49 PM
There was no getting past it. Ryan Kelly could be the best Lakers teammate Kendall Marshall ever had, and it still wouldn't compensate for two things.
Kelly went to Duke. Marshall went to North Carolina.
Those rivals go together about as well as...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 12:42 PM
When he retired from basketball, Scottie Pippen left a legacy as one of the greatest all-around players the NBA had ever seen.
Now there's another Pippen in Chicago trying to make his mark on and off the court.
Quinton Pippen plays for Chicago State...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 11:24 AM
James Michael McAdoo’s decision last week to forgo his senior basketball season at North Carolina makes him the fourth Tar Heel from Boo Williams’ summer program to declare early for the NBA draft. Which led to an exercise that again...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 1:04 PM
When the Clippers face the Thunder on Wednesday night at Staples Center, they will face the unenviable task of trying to slow down Oklahoma City all-star and likely NBA MVP Kevin Durant.
Durant leads the NBA in scoring, averaging 32 points per game, and...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 9:41 AM
LeBron James, who has won the MVP award the last two seasons, thinks the honor should go to Kevin Durant this year.
“I would say he’s the most consistent basketball player as far as the MVP this year, man,” James said Wednesday, via...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The current golden age of sports documentaries hits a tin-plated patch this week with two flawed if interesting entries: "Bad Boys," ESPN's nostalgic "30 for 30" trip to hoops heaven, devoted to the bruising Detroit Pistons team of the 1980s; and "Arnie,"...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 7:33 PM
Chris Paul pulled his right hand out of his pocket and looked intently at his thumb, almost as if he were trying to see beneath the skin.
The Clippers' point guard sprained his thumb Feb. 21, adding to what has become a maddening succession of injuries....
| Apr 27, 2014
| 4:47 PM
When sports and social justice issues intersect, it takes a while to come to a consensus. Which is too bad, really.
An audio recording of L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling allegedly making racially charged comments about African-Americans to his then-...