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  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar questions Scottie Pippen's argument that LeBron James ‘may be the greatest player to ever play’

     
    In a nearly two-week span, former Lakers center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar went from questioning the Lakers' loyalty to questioning Scottie Pippen's claim that LeBron James "may be the greatest player to ever play." After arguing that the Lakers' failure to...
  • Caught in the Web: Reactions to Shaquille O'Neal's retirement

     
    --The Times' Mark Heisler considered Shaquille O'Neal not to be the most dominating center, but the most fun to be around. --The Times' Chris Erskine provides some tips to Lakers Coach Mike Brown on how to get acquainted with Los Angeles. --The Daily...
  • Celtics great Dave Cowens calls Shaq No. 1 athletic big man

     
    We all knew it was coming eventually. Shaq retired. So, naturally, the next sports debate question is where does he rank on the list of famous big men of the NBA. I caught up another big man, former Florida State and Boston Celtics great Dave Cowens, to...
  • Kevin Garnett scares Michele Tafoya, rest of America

     
    Look, Kevin Garnett from all accounts is a good guy, a great player and an emotional fellow. Mazel tov and props to him for his big victory Tuesday. But as I watched Michele Tafoya's scary/fascinating post-game interview with Garnett,......
  • Sarah Palin should 'relax': Gingrich

     
    by Frank James I've always heard that feeling nervous before a big performance is all right because it helps provide the edge that helps you deliver the goods. Kind of like NBA great Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics throwing......
  • Charles Barkley says Greg Oden is no Bill Russell yet

     
    Some leftover thoughts from Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith at Monday's preseason TNT media lunch: Smith on the Rockets: "I think Houston is going to win it all this year. I took the curse off them [that I put on]......
  • Jeremy Schaap is covering the Obama Inauguration

     
    That's it for this week. Enjoy the conference title games, Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Inauguration Day. Once a week I serve as a writing coach for fifth graders at the local school. This week the talk turned to......
  • ESPN promotes South Dakota tourism or something

     
    ESPN's latest "Mt. Rushmore of Sports" release doesn't make much more sense to me than the last one. It appears Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Joe Namath and Manhasset's own Jim Brown will represent New York in this feature. I'm not......
  • NBA stars critique Barack Obama's game

     
    Embedded video from CNN Video By John McCormick and Stacy St. Clair, updated The morning after a romantic Valentine's Day dinner out, President Barack Obama hit the basketball court Sunday to burn off a few calories and visit with some......
  • Billy Packer eliminated from NCAAs, but still on TV

     
    For the first time since the second Nixon Administration, the NCAA Tournament will proceed this month without Billy Packer calling games. The former NBC and CBS analyst left the latter last summer, in a move that had been in the......
  • Jim Brown calls Tiger Woods 'terrible' on social issues

     
    Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown blasts both Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods for their lack of social activism in an interview that is to appear on HBO's "Real Sports" Tuesday night. Of Woods, Brown said, "This cat is a......