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  • Victor Oladipo is embracing the challenges of handling the basketball

    Victor Oladipo is embracing the challenges of handling the basketball
    BOSTON — Orlando Magic rookie Victor Oladipo compiled 23 assists and 28 turnovers in his first seven NBA regular-season games. Those statistics seem alarming. But then you should consider the experience of someone to whom he's often compared:...
  • Clippers face stiff test in Oklahoma City

    The Clippers will face another big test Wednesday night when they face the Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center. Oklahoma City lost in the second round of the playoffs last season, but reached the NBA Finals in 2012, losing to the Miami Heat. The...
  • Schmitz's Take: Vaughn correct to play rookie, sit vet

    Schmitz's Take: Vaughn correct to play rookie, sit vet
    Magic coach Jacque Vaughn left starting point guard Jameer Nelson on the bench the entire final period in Saturday night’s 108-100 loss to Dallas in favor of struggling rookie Victor Oladipo. Oladipo finished with nine turnovers while a...
  • Rose needs surgery on torn right meniscus

    Rose needs surgery on torn right meniscus
    LOS ANGELES — Derrick Rose had so looked forward to the warm embrace that awaited him on Sunday. With friends and family looking on from where he makes his offseason home, Rose was scheduled to play the Clippers in a matinee at the Staples Center....
  • How can Bulls fans still not get lottery concept?

    How can Bulls fans still not get lottery concept?
    I have received several angry emails from people who don’t particularly care for the “We’re Not Going To Tank’’ Bandwagon that I’ve organized as I encourage the Bulls to drive toward the draft lottery. The emailers...
  • Lakers: Week 7 predictions

    Lakers: Week 7 predictions
    Week 6 saw Kobe Bryant return to the lineup, but the Lakers finished the week back at .500 (10-10). The Lakers start Week 7 with a home game Tuesday before starting a four-game trip that bleeds into Week 8. Through 20 games, the Lakers have exceeded...
  • A season of ifs, buts and maybes in NBA's Western Conference

    A season of ifs, buts and maybes in NBA's Western Conference
    Looks are never more deceiving than they are in the NBA's Western Conference. Oklahoma City held what seemed to be exclusive rights to the conference championship as recently as summer 2012, when the Thunder's run-and-fun core of young stars was...
  • NBA first: Chris Paul clears 40 points, 15 assists, 5 steals in game

    NBA first: Chris Paul clears 40 points, 15 assists, 5 steals in game
    Chris Paul not only led the Clippers to a victory over the Golden State Warriors in their home opener on Thursday night, he did something no other NBA player has done in a game since steals were first recorded in the 1973-74 season: score 40 or more...
  • Rookie Oladipo in PG mix with Nelson

    Rookie Oladipo in PG mix with Nelson
    Our 5-part Saturday series continues with a look at the position battles heading into the Magic's Oct. 1 training camp. Today: Point guard. Ever since the Magic traded fading Steve Francis late in the 2006 season – former GM Otis Smith...
  • Chicago's fashion shock jock

    Chicago's fashion shock jock
    Besides being a three-time NBA champion with the Miami Heat, Chicago native Dwyane Wade is also a champion of style. Regarded as one of the best-dressed players in the league, Wade's style has garnered a lot of attention. The short pants suit he wore...
  • As Miami Heat goes for No. 3, here are six teams that stand in the way

    As Miami Heat goes for No. 3, here are six teams that stand in the way
    Three-peat is so 1988. The term purportedly coined by Byron Scott and definitively trademarked by Pat Riley amid the Lakers' failed bid for a third consecutive NBA title in the late '80s should be discarded like the faded T-shirts bearing the slogan...
  • Strange new words for the Lakers: 'Underdog' and 'low expectations'

    Strange new words for the Lakers: 'Underdog' and 'low expectations'
    Kobe Bryant spent the eve of Lakers media day coaching a celebrity basketball team in Dubai, which may not be as bizarre as it seems given his NBA team is roughly half a world away from where it usually is this time of year. Expectations haven't been...