| Jul 24, 2014
| 4:40 PM
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...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 9:30 PM
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,...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 4:33 PM
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...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 11:36 AM
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...
| Nov 20, 2005
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...
| May 30, 2014
| 2:12 PM
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...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 6:01 PM
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...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 5:42 PM
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...
| Jun 12, 2014
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...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 8:17 PM
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...
| Mar 3, 2013
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....
| Apr 5, 2014
| 6:35 PM
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...