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  • Hyde: Bob Cousy compares Whiteside to Bill Russell

    Hyde: Bob Cousy compares Whiteside to Bill Russell
    When Heat center Hassan Whiteside said he expected to play like David Robinson, some chuckled. Not me. Aim high, I always say. And that’s aiming high. But should Whiteside have aimed higher? To the greatest winner in basketball, Bill Russell?...
  • The Wizard of Westchester: Gene Pingatore ready for another year at St. Joseph

    The Wizard of Westchester: Gene Pingatore ready for another year at St. Joseph
    Sitting behind the desk in his office at St. Joseph, the most successful coach in Illinois boys basketball history is talking about the number he can't forget. As he talks, Gene Pingatore taps his hands on the desk. Some of the knuckles are swollen, the...
  • Carl Boldt, teammate of Bill Russell in NCAA title run, dies at 82

    Carl Boldt, teammate of Bill Russell in NCAA title run, dies at 82
    Carl Boldt, a forward who played alongside Bill Russell and K.C. Jones with the University of San Francisco basketball team that won a record 60 consecutive games and back-to-back NCAA championships in the mid-1950s, has died. He was 82. Boldt, who...
  • Clippers beat less-than-storied Celtics, but the storytelling is good

     Clippers beat less-than-storied Celtics, but the storytelling is good
    At first look, NBA schedule makers had made Monday's game at Staples Center a must-see. In town were the hated Celtics, the green-clad demons of Bill Russell, Bob Cousy, Larry Bird, John Havlicek and many more. They are the leprechauns Los Angeles has...
  • Johnny Mathis is the sound of the holidays

    Johnny Mathis is the sound of the holidays
    For a lot of folks, Christmas is synonymous with Johnny Mathis. "I couldn't be happier that people listen to my music at Christmas," says the legendary balladeer. "I'm thrilled when I hear people say, 'It's not really Christmas until we hear one of your...
  • Doc Rivers wants Clippers to clean up their glass act

    Doc Rivers wants Clippers to clean up their glass act
    The Clippers need a rebounding savior. The one they have isn't enough. "Bill Russell ain't coming through that door," Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said Friday night, referring to the former Boston Celtics center who led the NBA in rebounding five times...
  • Ira Winderman: LeBron has forfeited right for patience

    Ira Winderman: LeBron has forfeited right for patience
    By the end, the patience had run thin, razor thin. The patience with a teammate who wasn't there for 28 games during the regular season. The patience with a center who at times came up small. The patience for a coach who ran the same defensive...
  • Thunder takes a hit as Kevin Durant suffers foot injury

    Thunder takes a hit as Kevin Durant suffers foot injury
    The Oklahoma City Thunder has long been jonesing for a break on the injury front. It got one Sunday, albeit the kind that makes you wonder whether Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook voodoo dolls really exist. Durant was diagnosed with a Jones fracture...
  • Phoebus holds off South County for fourth straight title

    Phoebus holds off South County for fourth straight title
    CHARLOTTESVILLE — Somehow, the three-time defending state champion fashioned itself as the underdog. Maybe Phoebus was. With two losses during the regular season and one close call after another in the playoffs, the Phantoms were looking vulnerable....
  • MVP Kevin Durant steals show as West downs East at NBA All-Star Game in Orlando | Video

    MVP Kevin Durant steals show as West downs East at NBA All-Star Game in Orlando | Video
    Dwight Howard showed his affection for Orlando Magic owner Rich DeVos. Kobe Bryant set a new scoring record. And Russell Westbrook, Blake Griffin and others dazzled with rim-rattling dunks. Sunday’s 2012 NBA All-Star Game at Amway Center featured...
  • Teel Time: Kentucky's Davis, Kansas' Robinson give title game rare meeting of All-Americans

    Teel Time: Kentucky's Davis, Kansas' Robinson give title game rare meeting of All-Americans
    Kentucky’s Anthony Davis and Kansas’ Thomas Robinson have graced college basketball throughout this season, and tonight is their parting gift: a rare collision of consensus first-team All-Americans in the national championship game. This...