| May 6, 2013
| 2:49 AM
By the time I made it to the Spectrum for the first time in 1978, Philadelphia's first modern indoor sports arena was anything but.
Gum and dried food stuck under and on the seats, floors were tacky and it had an ambience more fitting for a vampire...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 3:23 PM
MIAMI — Heat president Pat Riley used the word "sacrifice" a lot in a rare talk with the media on the edge of Sunday's playoffs. It's a word everyone inside the Heat injects liberally in conversations to explain their success.
| Apr 23, 2013
| 7:22 PM
MIAMI — There’s no choreographed script to do, “The Birdman.” No sing-song directions like you put your right foot in, you put your right foot out, you put your right foot in and …
“It’s not a dance,’&...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 3:53 PM
The preseason portion of the playoffs is over.
It was a challenge so soft that it did not even require Dwyane Wade or anything close to the best of the Heat for Sunday's sweep-completing 88-77 victory.
For their next act, the Bucks will now...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 10:21 PM
"Look, if you had one shot or one opportunity to seize everything you ever wanted, one moment, would you capture it or just let it slip?" -- Eminem, "Lose Yourself"
At one point, before there was a Big Three, before Pat Riley's championship-or-...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 12:54 PM
The next step in NBA video replay appears imminent, and it is an area near and dear to the heart of the Miami Heat defense.
As with the case with out-of-bounds plays, the NBA is considering adding review for block-charge situations in the final...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 9:18 PM
Sometimes you forget how long it's been.
The preseason trip to China. The midseason pressure to pursue the NBA's all-time winning streak. The bruising and grinding against the Chicago Bulls in the second round and against the Indiana Pacers in the...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 8:10 PM
Hey, South Florida, who needs the Super Bowl and the NFL's stadium whining — we've got a monopoly on the NBA Finals!
For the third straight year, the Heat are playing for an NBA title. And in fickle, bandwagon-hopping South Florida, nothing...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 11:38 AM
This Sunday or next Sunday: Which matters more?
The first of consecutive Sunday games for the Miami Heat is against an established rival, on the road, nationally televised by ABC.
The second is against an emerging, big muscle threat, albeit...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 8:53 PM
At Jerry Buss' memorial service Feb. 21, more than a dozen speakers honored the longtime Lakers owner, who died Feb. 18 at age 80 after a battle with cancer. Below are some of the highlights from the service, which included speeches by some current and...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 9:10 PM
Let's talk baseball.
(Wait! Don't leave. Some of you must still like baseball even if we don't have any major-league teams in this state. ... What? ... We do? ... Two! ... Incredible. Why don't we know about this? Anyway, it's spring, so we can spend a...
| Mar 3, 2013
Lakers 4, Philadelphia 76ers 2
An old dog, a new trickster and birth of 'Showtime'
"Showtime" began as 20-year-old rookie Magic Johnson inspired this talented team to first in the Pacific Division. After four close games in the...