| Jul 29, 2012
| 5:30 PM
Go ahead, admit it. You like this LeBron James.
You like our country's best basketball ambassador at the Olympics, the greatest all-around player in the world already proving it at these Games.
You like how James defers to elder statesman Kobe Bryant...
| Aug 12, 2012
| 4:12 PM
To title behind Howard
Los Angeles Times
The Lakers and Celtics have been knotted at 17 championships each, but Dwight Howard will lead the tiebreaking charge.
Yes, Virginia, Kobe Bryant will have as many rings — six — as...
| Sep 30, 2012
| 4:06 PM
Heat is on the Heat
The Miami Heat better figure out a way to defend without flopping.
OK, so that's not entirely fair to a defensive team schooled in the principles of Pat Riley. Erik Spoelstra is a terrific defensive...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 3:04 PM
An All-State lineman on the offensive side of the ball last season, Wilde Lake's Moise Larose may be even more impressive this fall on the defensive side.
The 6-foot-5, 285-pound senior has committed to Rutgers as an offensive tackle, but Wildecats coach...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 8:48 PM
Thunder and Bulls
I'll take the team with the Big Three, but not the LeBron-Wade-Bosh combo. I'll go with the Durant-Westbrook-Harden triumvirate that makes the Thunder an even more lethal offensive club than the...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 9:20 AM
All morning long, on every sports and news show on TV, they've been showing the clip. You know the one. The one that shows Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace viciously throwing the elbow that floored Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Hardenin...
| May 7, 2012
| 3:04 PM
Forty-four years later, what sticks in Wes Unseld's mind is a reception he got on his arrival in Baltimore as the Bullets' top pick in the 1968 NBA draft. Welcoming, it was not.
"I was watching TV in my room at the Lord Baltimore Hotel, and this...
| May 13, 2012
| 2:46 PM
There’s not been a lot to cheer about for Maryland basketball fans the past couple of years -- most notably two seasons without a postseason invitation and Terrell Stoglin’s misguided decision-making off the court that recently ended the...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 6:05 AM
With the NBA conference finals raging on, it’s not surprising that several Ravens players have been monitoring the 2-2 series split between the San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder in the West and between the Miami Heat and the Boston...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 8:57 PM
Thunder too talented
Thunder in six. If Chris Bosh were fully healthy, there might be an issue of overall talent. The Thunder simply come from too many directions with too many weapons.
LeBron James and Dwyane Wade will have...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 8:54 AM
Here's what I wish most of all for these NBA Finals, which begin tonight in Oklahoma City: can we please stop fixating on the officials?
Can we give that whole tired issue a rest?
Can we just enjoy this compelling matchup between the Miami Heat and...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 5:00 PM
As the Miami Heat prepare for the NBA finals, star LeBron James has been turning to books to relax. USA Today reports that he has finished "The Hunger Games" trilogy and is now reading "Decoded" by singer Jay-Z.
Since the playoffs started (it seems...