| Mar 14, 2014
| 6:08 PM
I often receive emails or questions from fans asking why the current Magic can't win more games during a rebuilding the way the old Heart & Hustle Magic did.
That beloved team in 1999-2000 — led by Friday night's honoree, Darrell Armstrong —...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:55 PM
MEMPHIS — The first American Athletic Conference men's basketball tournament is here, and it caps an inaugural season of celebration. The emerging league prominently featured terrific guards and coaches.
"There was a lot of talk about what it was,...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 2:00 PM
This just in:
Dwight Howard has discovered winning is important.
And in related news, Dwight determines that what goes up must come down, it ain't over till it's over and the knee bone's connected to the thigh bone.
Can you believe that as his new...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 11:00 PM
The well-chronicled failures of the Lakers were pushed aside for a day, mercifully their fans would say, as national media members converged on Staples Center to cover Jason Collins, the NBA's first openly gay player.
He came out in a Sports Illustrated...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 3:07 PM
NBA All Stars apparently feel they need a break after All Star break. They want more time off, and new Commissioner Adam Silver is considering giving them a breather.
Silver spoke with players, including All-Star Chris Paul, new president of the players...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 11:24 AM
After playing 10 of their last 12 games on the road, the Lakers (18-32) will play their next six at Staples Center.
In addition to a long list of injuries, the Lakers have had a difficult schedule with 29 games on the road, where they're 10-19. At...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 5:48 PM
We now interrupt all this laughable losing, exhaustive scouting, background checks and booked rooms in Lawrence, Kan., for the following bulletin from the 2014 draft party:
Not everyone is guaranteeing to RSVP.
There are whispers that Joel...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 8:15 PM
BOSTON — The first video tribute arrived at 6:59 p.m. Sunday, with 2:25 remaining in the first quarter of a regular-season game that would be anything but regular. With Kevin Garnett, yelping, screaming, spraying chalk, doing push-ups on his...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 10:50 PM
CHICAGO — The Lakers found a new way to lose, if that's even possible anymore.
They played well enough for 52 minutes and 59.1 seconds but the final 0.9 was a killer for them, an inbounds pass leading to an open layup that meant a 102-100 overtime...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 5:31 PM
After breaking up the Bucks, Milwaukee GM John Hammond swore on a stack of college scouting reports last summer that the team would not be tanking.
"Some people use words like 'tanking,' so to speak," Hammond said. "We're by no means in that mode...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 10:18 PM
NEW ORLEANS — It was hard to tell what shocked fans more, the NBA's new dunk contest rules or a performance by Vanilla Ice.
Maybe contest organizers should think twice, twice baby.
Washington's John Wall was declared the winner in fan voting...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 5:11 AM
Shaquille O'Neal said the Lakers would have won five titles had he stayed with Kobe Bryant.
"Probably five," O'Neal said Thursday on TNT's "Inside Stuff." "I'm going to go with five or six."
O'Neal won three titles with Bryant and the Lakers in four...