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  • Magic's new kid sounds ready to grow up

    Magic's new kid sounds ready to grow up
    The Magic invited a couple hundred kids to the RDV Sportsplex on Thursday. Youngsters like Christopher Durant ran around, did pushups, situps, basketball drills and were given nutritional advice. "Proteins, fruits and salads," the 13-year-old said. "And...
  • Julius Randle falls into Lakers' laps, and that's good news indeed

    When the last college basketball season began, he was predicted by many to be the top pick in the upcoming NBA draft, and he played like it, amassing more double-doubles than all but one other freshman in NCAA Division I history. When last season ended,...
  • LeBron once again destroys Magic's dreams

    LeBron once again destroys Magic's dreams
    Running off at the typewriter … Dear Orlando Magic: I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but your window of opportunity has closed before it even opened. Now that NBA superstar Kevin Love is set to join fellow NBA superstars LeBron James and...
  • Commentary: When grading NBA draft, give commissioner an A+

    The 2014 NBA Draft was held last Thursday. Television coverage and analysis of the draft focused on and dissected the teams’ selections of the best available players, those players who best fit with the teams’ needs, and/or those players...
  • Archives – Rise and fall of Len Bias

    Archives – Rise and fall of Len Bias
    Cole Field House is dimly lit, just a single row of lights burning high above the floor. a few people walk around the concourse, but it's mostly quiet.There are no banners hanging from the rafters, and there are no basketball hoops down below. But you can...
  • Don't expect the Magic to make a major splash in free agency this summer

    Don't expect the Magic to make a major splash in free agency this summer
    The Orlando Magic could have as much as $22.7 million in available salary cap space to use this summer in free agency. But you shouldn’t expect the Magic to make a major free-agent splash. After wading into the “kiddie pool” last...
  • Boys hoops blog | Lake Forest's Evan Boudreaux climbing back onto radar?

    Boys hoops blog | Lake Forest's Evan Boudreaux climbing back onto radar?
    My first impression of Lake Forest's Evan Boudreaux last season was a good one. I did not see him when he was a freshman, and the attention he was receiving in the recruiting world seemed warranted. What's not to like about a 6-foot-7 junior with...
  • Alexander, Okafor to collide with city title on line

    Alexander, Okafor to collide with city title on line
    Being labeled the No. 1 player in the country has no actual value. There are no endorsement opportunities to cash in on. It doesn't somehow make a scholarship worth more. It has no bearing on the 2015 NBA draft and it comes with no guarantee of...
  • Buzz Williams mines junior-college roots to land Virginia Tech's latest recruit

    Buzz Williams mines junior-college roots to land Virginia Tech's latest recruit
    Buzz Williams attended a junior college. He barged his way into coaching there and earned his nickname in the process. Most telling, the top four scorers on the first of Williams' Sweet 16 teams at Marquette were junior-college transfers. So it is no...
  • Kobe Bryant's rich new contract may be Lakers' Achilles' heel

    Happily for Kobe Bryant, he is now going to be a Laker for life. Sadly for the misguided Lakers, it probably won't be much of a life. The news Monday that Bryant had signed a two-year contract extension worth $48.5 million – twice his market...
  • Jerry Buss and Earvin Johnson made magic together

    Jerry Buss and Earvin Johnson made magic together
    The beloved mentor and his favorite student spent their final hours together holding hands on a hospital bed. Jerry Buss was entering the final stage of his life after a long battle with cancer, and he wanted to spend some of it with Magic Johnson....
  • 'Toxic' Lakers' most loyal ticket holder may dump seats over renewal

    'Toxic' Lakers' most loyal ticket holder may dump seats over renewal
    For more than a half century, few in this town have loved and lived the Lakers like Joe Smith. The former record mogul has four season seats on the baseline next to the Lakers bench. He has held those seats since the team arrived in Los Angeles. He...