| Jun 18, 2014
The odes began late Sunday night, interrupted only by Monday's grand theater between the U.S. and Ghana. And how richly deserved they were. The San Antonio Spurs' NBA championship, their dominance of the Miami Heat, commitment to team and reversal of last...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 7:04 PM
In preparation for the June 26 NBA draft, the Lakers worked out Kentucky forward Julius Randle on Tuesday afternoon at the team's El Segundo practice facility.
"Julius looked phenomenal. He looks 100% healthy to me," said Mark Madsen, who won two titles...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 5:22 PM
The Lakers are a week away from their reward for an unforgettably rough season.
Philadelphia, Milwaukee and tons of other teams can also start replenishing their roster in next Thursday's NBA draft after unspeakably bad seasons.
This is all...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 12:49 PM
Clippers forwards Danny Granger and Glen Davis have informed the team that they do not plan on opting in on their 2014-15 contracts, according to NBA officials.
Though Granger will become a free agent, there is mutual interest on both sides of him...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 9:03 PM
The revelers who had lingered along Biscayne Boulevard hours after Game 3 of the NBA Finals were gone after another game and another defeat two days later, vanishing just like their beloved team.
The party may be over in South Beach, and not just...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 7:09 PM
It took two summer-league games for the Orlando Magic to learn something about their rookie point guard, Elfrid Payton.
He bounces back well.
Two days after Payton played shakily in his pro debut, he nearly recorded a triple-double Monday as the Magic...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 3:14 PM
For those of you who tuned out of the World Cup when the United States lost or are just aren't into soccer like that, Germany beat the brakes off host nation Brazil in the World Cup.
The numbers are staggering.
The Germans were up 5-0 at half...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:22 PM
The assembled media quickly formed a circle around Jordan Farmar, everyone seeking answers on why the free-agent point guard signed with the Clippers rather than stay with the Lakers.
Farmar smiled before he answered, saying that Clippers Coach Doc...
| Jun 18, 2014
The same guy who sent me my last "What Is It?" item, Eric Schultz, sent me a new one last week. I couldn't tell what it was, but I wouldn't be surprised if one or more of you recognize it.......
| Jun 7, 2014
| 5:43 PM
The questions were wrapping up for LeBron James when a late-arriving inquisitor made his way through black curtains in the back of the interview room. There was one final query that had to be made.
"You ready to go to practice so we can get better,...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 11:35 AM
The Orlando Pro Summer League will begin Saturday morning on Amway Center's practice court. The league is closed to the public, but all of the games will be televised on NBA TV. Here's a look at some of the key storylines to watch.
The key rookies
| Jul 5, 2014
| 5:55 PM
On Saturday, almost a year and a half since he suffered a severe knee injury as a college freshman, Nerlens Noel played in a competitive basketball game.
And he looked good doing it.
Running fluidly, Noel scored a game-high 19 points as his...