| Mar 26, 2015
| 4:21 PM
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?...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 3:19 PM
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...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 9:19 PM
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.
| Jan 19, 2015
| 7:56 PM
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...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 7:43 AM
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...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 4:38 PM
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...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 4:08 PM
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...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 4:10 PM
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...
| Dec 10, 2011
| 3:03 PM
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....
| Feb 26, 2012
| 10:05 PM
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...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 8:26 AM
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.