| Jul 7, 2014
| 5:35 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. P.J. Hairston faces a summons for misdemeanor assault and battery following an incident in a Sunday pickup basketball game at a Durham YMCA, according to the Durham District Attorney's office. His court date is Aug. 8.
Hairston is in...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 7:54 PM
For all LeBron James might be looking for, for all he might want in free agency, here is what he needs:
Dwyane Wade's medical records.
Putting concerns aside about the HIPAA Privacy Rule, isn't that ultimately what James putting Pat Riley...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 7:16 AM
It was nearly 1 a.m. Friday morning. Pat Riley's voice was thin, his presence not nearly as commanding as when the Miami Heat president previously addressed the media a week earlier, at a far saner hour.
He had just obtained UConn guard Shabazz...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Charlotte Observer NBA writer Rick Bonnell ranks the top 10 players available by position at Thursday's NBA draft.
1. Dante Exum, Australia, 6-6, 196: A little inexperienced, but between his size and his explosion to the rim, he demands...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 4:48 PM
Orlando Magic point guard Jameer Nelson returned to the court Friday against the Charlotte Bobcats after he had missed the four previous games with a sore and swollen left knee.
Coach Jacque Vaughn started Nelson at point guard, where Nelson began the...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 5:20 PM
56-26 (Home: 35-6; Road: 21-20)
vs. 8. ATLANTA
38-44 (Home: 24-17; Road: 14-27)
Season series: Tied, 2-2.
Key stat: Even with its epic late-season slide, Indiana still ranked second in the league by giving up only 92.3 points per...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 4:59 PM
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...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 1:03 PM
The Lakers are the first team in the NBA to have already played seven of their 82 games, in part because they were one of six to open play on Oct. 29.
Starting on opening night against the Clippers, the Lakers have managed a 3-4 record despite playing...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 11:57 AM
The Lakers finished Week 2 with a single, last-second win on Thursday in Houston, dipping to 3-5 on the year.
Starting the week in 10th place in the Western Conference, the Lakers ended Week 2 in 12th.
The Lakers were bombarded on the road by the...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 1:06 PM
The Charlotte Bobcats (10-13) won only 21 games last season but with former Lakers assistant Steve Clifford as head coach, the Bobcats have emerged this season as one of the better defensive teams in the NBA.
The Lakers (10-12) visit Charlotte on...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 1:09 PM
The Lakers opened the season with one impressive win and one impressive loss.
Expectations by and large are low for the franchise. Oddsmaker MyTopSportsBooks.com gives the Lakers 40-1 odds to win the 2013-14 NBA championship.
| Nov 8, 2013
| 1:59 PM
The Lakers (3-3) won't have long to celebrate Thursday night's dramatic win over the Houston Rockets, their first road victory of the season.
After Steve Blake's game-winning three-point shot, the Lakers traveled to New Orleans to get ready for Friday...