| May 19, 2014
| 8:11 PM
The month of May is sometimes referred to as a dress rehearsal for the Lakers, who have played into June, and the NBA Finals, 16 times in the last 35 years.
Now it's merely time for ping-pong-ball percentages and crossed fingers.
The Lakers will...
| May 20, 2014
| 7:56 PM
NEW YORK — Orlando Magic executives and fans dreaded hearing these words from the NBA’s deputy commissioner, Mark Tatum.
“And the fourth pick in the 2014 NBA Draft goes to . . .,” Tatum said, pausing as he opened an envelope....
| May 22, 2014
| 11:59 AM
Lakers forward Ryan Kelly received consideration, but not enough votes to make the NBA's all-rookie first or second teams.
Voted on by a panel of 125 sportswriters and broadcasters, Philadelphia 76ers guard Michael Carter-Williams was the only unanimous...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 9:37 AM
Reigning league MVP Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Joakim Noah, James Harden and Chris Paul have been voted to the All-NBA first team, league officials announced today.
Blake Griffin, Kevin Love, Dwight Howard, Stephen Curry and Tony Parker made the All-...
| 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 20, 2014
| 11:42 AM
As they prepare for the 2014 NBA Draft next week, the Orlando Magic are attempting to obtain as much data as possible about Joel Embiid’s right foot injury so they can make an informed decision if Embiid is available when the team picks fourth...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 12:37 PM
In a development that could have a dramatic impact on the Orlando Magic, the presumptive top overall pick in next week’s NBA Draft, Kansas center Joel Embiid, has suffered a stress fracture to the navicular bone in his right foot.
| May 5, 2014
| 12:41 PM
There were no significant surprises when NBA officials released the 2013-14 Rookie of the Year Award voting totals Monday.
In yet another sign that voters tend to place a higher emphasis on offensive production than on defensive contributions, the...
| May 21, 2014
| 4:50 PM
NEW YORK — The 2014 NBA Draft Lottery could have solved the Orlando Magic's overwhelming personnel problem.
The franchise needs a cornerstone player.
What's far less clear is how the Magic can acquire a player of that caliber....
| Jun 29, 2014
| 8:55 AM
Did the Orlando Magic give up too many assets in order to acquire Elfrid Payton from the Philadelphia 76ers on draft night?
That’s a fair, and important, question to ask.
If you take a cursory look at the deal, it does appear that Orlando gave...
| May 23, 2014
| 7:01 AM
Famous people, places & things
People, places and things that make Hampton Roads famous: Presidents, celebrities and more
Hampton Roads is known around the world for its people — as being from here, as a come-here, or for just passing through...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 5:10 PM
The Lakers have long odds to win the 2014-15 NBA title, according to gambling site Bovada.
The team has no coach, an aging star in Kobe Bryant and few players under contract -- all contributing to 40-1 odds from Bovada.
The Lakers are tied with the...