| Jun 28, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Q: Ira, I understand Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and Udonis Haslem being comfortable enough to commit themselves to the Heat. But that's not the impression I had of LeBron James at the end of the season. Why is everyone so sure he's staying? -- Tony.
| Jun 26, 2014
| 9:30 PM
When the last college basketball season began, he was predicted by many to be the top pick in the upcoming NBA draft, and he played like it, amassing more double-doubles than all but one other freshman in NCAA Division I history.
When last season ended,...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:18 PM
On Friday, Aaron Gordon fielded a question about how he developed the mindset to become a defensive stopper.
Gordon paused for a moment, then spoke.
He said: "If somebody really can't score on you, I think that's really what makes you better than...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 9:22 AM
Apparently LeBron James couldn't come up with the speaker's fee, so he didn't get his private audience with Pat Riley. Instead, he found himself, like many, as just another spectator.
That's what made Riley's season-ending Miami Heat soliloquy...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 7:56 AM
Five thougts on Pat Riley's five-star performance Thursday news conference:
1. "You want to trend something? I'm pissed." These were Riley's first words as he took his seat at the podium. Then: "I think everybody needs to get a grip. Media. Heat...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 1:17 PM
Pat Williams' greatest accomplishment was not giving birth to an NBA team in Orlando.
His most spectacular feat, bar none, was raising a true expansion team at home that had expanded to 19 kids.
Father's Day always reminds Pat of that.
| Jun 12, 2014
| 8:07 PM
The Heat will win Game 4.
That was the general opinion among media locally, nationally and in San Antonio entering Thursday's Game 4 of the NBA Finals between the Heat and San Antonio Spurs.
Shaquille O'Neal, serving as an analyst on the NBA TV pre-game...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Pat Riley trademarked the term three-peat back when he coached the Lakers. Now, the Heat executive is hoping to accomplish one, something even those Showtime-era teams couldn't.
In fact, only the Minneapolis Lakers from 1952-54, the Celtics with eight...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 7:42 PM
There was only the slightest hint of musculature in LeBron James' arms when Tim Duncan carried the San Antonio Spurs to their first NBA title.
The moment was so long ago that Duncan used a hand-held camcorder to document the celebration. James, watching...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 1:30 PM
UCLA guard Zach LaVine had the stat of the day at the Lakers' draft workouts.
He nailed a 46-inch vertical leap Wednesday morning.
It wasn't quite a traditional vertical (he was tested for that as well) but on the record-setter for a Lakers draft...
| May 21, 2014
| 7:15 PM
The Super Bowl is on a different network each year.
The World Series used to be on NBC, and then moved around to ABC and CBS before finding a home at Fox.
The NHL and NBA playoffs have moved around, too, and the NCAA's Final Four is now even on cable....
| Apr 17, 2014
| 8:55 PM
Blake Griffin stood with his back against the wall at the Clippers' practice facility Thursday, his answers thoughtful when he talked about the Golden State Warriors.
Griffin acknowledged he heard about the disparaging comments Golden State guard Klay...