| Aug 8, 2014
| 7:57 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — The ride from Collingswood, N.J., to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame takes about four hours by car. Fueled by a passion for the game very few possess, a South Jersey gym rat named Gary Williams arrived here in...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 6:05 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. Throughout the day Guy Rodgers finally entered the Basketball Hall of Fame, his son proudly carried with him a book whose musty contents proved the late Philadelphia legend belonged.
"My mother kept this. It's got all my father's...
| May 29, 2014
| 6:15 AM
The Lakers are in need of a head coach -- why not Kobe Bryant as player-coach?
Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak rencently said the team's next head coach will need to know how to get the most out of Bryant.
"We have a player on our team right...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 1:01 PM
Shabazz Napier's case for American Athletic Conference player of the year is getting stronger.
Napier was named AAC player of the week for the fifth time this season after leading the Huskies to two victories last week.
Napier, who will be honored...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 3:55 PM
MEMPHIS — Shabazz Napier got the news Sunday and remained coy. He didn't even tell his mother.
But he knew, and his UConn coaches and teammates knew, affirming what they believed all along: Napier was the American Athletic Conference player of...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 9:54 PM
MEMPHIS — The American Athletic Conference is listening to officials from other venues who might want to host the men's basketball tournament.
"We have an option to come back to Memphis next year," commissioner Mike Aresco said, "but we've always...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 5:06 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas — Shabazz Napier has delivered his share of game-winning shots, so he can appreciate Kentucky freshman guard Aaron Harrison's recent run.
Harrison lifted his team to a victory over Wisconsin Saturday with a three-pointer with 5.7...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 10:23 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas – Now that the Huskies have won the title, athletic director Warde Manuel plans to sit down with coach Kevin Ollie and talk about a new contract, which will include more years and dollars.
"Right now, I'm going to go to [the...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 6:32 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas — Because there is no point in doubting the Huskies now, let's state this with absolute certainty.
Shabazz Napier's postgame speech will become an iconic moment in the history of the program, just as his career and this...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 6:00 PM
The Lakers had plenty of talent when Bill Sharman showed up as their new coach in the summer of 1971.
The Hall of Fame lineup included a towering Wilt Chamberlain at center, flanked by Jerry West and Gail Goodrich. What the team lacked — after...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 11:21 AM
Bill Sharman, a Hall of Fame basketball player and coach who guided the Lakers to their first National Basketball Assn. title in Los Angeles in record-setting fashion, has died. He was 87.
Sharman, who coached teams to championships in three...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 9:17 PM
Bill Sharman is 87 years old. Saturday afternoon, he had a mild stroke. These things hit us like lightning bolts of reality.
Los Angeles has more than its share of sports legends. We are blessed. We thought John Wooden would live forever. We were wrong....