| Apr 20, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard was named the NBA's defensive player of the year for the second season in a row after leading the league in both blocks and rebounds in each of the last two years. Howard is the......
| May 17, 2010
Tobi Oyedeji, a Bellaire High School student, died in a crash on Sunday morning driving home from a post-prom party. Counselors helped classmates grieve at school on Monday morning.
Oyedeji was a straight A student who was excited about his future...
| Apr 9, 2011
| 12:05 PM
HAMPTON — Three players, three positions, three countries. Three ACC schools?
That's the short story of the outside prospects Boo Williams has enlisted for his 2011 basketball road show.
With considerable talent in Hampton Roads, Williams didn't...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 7:31 PM
Nearly three months after the season ended, the Pacers have a coaching staff.
As expected, Jim Boylen was named as the third and final head coach of Frank Vogel's staff, joining associate head coach Brian Shaw and holdover Dan Burke.
Boylen comes to...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 6:17 AM
The Orlando Magic were supposed to open their 2011-12 regular season tonight.
But instead of Dwight Howard and his teammates hosting the Charlotte Bobcats at 7 p.m., Amway Center will be silent.
The league’s ongoing lockout, now in its 125th day,...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 5:23 PM
Yao officially retired in July, but at the time the soft-spoken giant had little to say about why he retired other than mentioning his chronic injuries.
Yao has since given us a bit more insight into why he won't be donning a Rockets jersey in November,...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 3:10 PM
It ended where it all began...Shanghai.
Houston Rockets center Yao Ming says goodbye to a career that has made him a truly global star.
“Today I need to make a personal decision. I say, basketball, the player I will stop my career, my basketball...
| Nov 18, 2008
Pete Newell, who coached UC Berkeley to the 1959 National Collegiate Athletic Assn. basketball title and was one of only three men to guide teams to National Invitation Tournament, NCAA and Olympic championships, died Monday. He was 93.
| Oct 23, 2009
| 11:36 AM
Free throw percentages of the NBA's Top 50 players of all time.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- .721
Nate Archibald -- .810
Paul Arizin -- .810
Charles Barkley -- .735
Rick Barry --.900
Elgin Baylor -- .780
Dave Bing -- .775
Larry Bird -- .886
| Nov 6, 2009
In the spring of 1979, Earvin "Magic" Johnson and his Michigan State team faced off against Larry Bird and his undefeated Indiana State squad to decide the collegiate basketball championship. Johnson and the Spartans prevailed in a game that introduced...
| Jun 16, 2009
Ring No. 4 for Kobe has inevitably set off a small firestorm of debate and spirited conversation about where the Lakers' star falls in the pantheon of NBA greats.
For some odd reason, in 35 years of covering the league, I have never before posted my...
| Sep 10, 2009
A poster-sized reproduction of Sports Illustrated's cover for its 1981-82 college basketball preview issue hangs above the replica playing floor at the Carolina Basketball Museum, which is a site to behold. College hoops might not have been invented here,...