| Jun 3, 2015
| 4:58 AM
Allow a moment to think of Kevin Durant in Heat uniform. The Heat would have three, athletic 7-footers (OK, Durant is 6-11) on the court at the same time in Durant, Chris Bosh and Hassan Whiteside.
Is that possible? Well, let’s start here: Pat...
| May 27, 2015
| 3:07 PM
Former Miami Heat guard Steve Smith is among this year's recipients of the Basketball Hall of Fame's Mannie Jackson Human Spirit Award.
Smith, who now is an analyst for NBA TV and Turner Sports, is one of three recipients who will be formally honored...
| May 26, 2015
| 12:51 PM
In September of 1984, a young man who used to be me arrived in Newport News, aiming to become a decent reporter and writer.
He met people and went places and wrote stories that will stay with him for the rest of his life. He stayed longer than he ever...
| May 14, 2015
If nothing else, the NBA Draft lottery could feature an intriguing pick-up game, to a degree one for the ages (or at least between the ages)....
| May 17, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Stroll through the Clippers' sleek practice facility, and there it is, proudly displayed in a hallway near the practice court, the digits that helped turn around their franchise: 5-3-6-10.
They are black numbers on four white ping-pong balls drawn...
| May 20, 2015
| 3:21 PM
OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry knows he may no longer be the biggest star in his family. At least for one day, that title belonged to his 2-year-old daughter, Riley.
She stole the spotlight from the Golden State Warriors guard and NBA MVP...
| May 6, 2015
To some, Alonzo Mourning beat the odds when he last year was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame, considering his rugged childhood and an NBA career interrupted by a kidney transplant. All the Miami Heat are asking this offseason is that the team's...
| May 19, 2015
| 7:58 PM
The Miami Heat held their ground in Tuesday's NBA Draft lottery. Because of that, they held on to their 2015 first-round pick.
While the Heat failed to move into one of the first three randomly selected picks in the weighted drawing in New York, that...
| May 19, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Phil Jackson remembers watching old teammate Dave DeBusschere pound his fist in triumph, when the Knicks and NBA were dual winners.
The first draft lottery in 1985 gave New York the No. 1 pick and the NBA all the publicity a league...
| May 11, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Q: Is there any chance the NBA rigs it so we get No. 1, like they for the Knicks in the lottery, or Cleveland last year? -- Jon.
A: The NBA's official meeting of the Really Instant Gratification (RIG) lottery committee tends to be held closer to the...
| May 10, 2015
| 7:11 AM
For the past four years, the months leading to the NBA Draft for the Miami Heat were like episodes of Upstairs, Downstairs.
As the playoffs were consuming the team's attention on the main court at AmericanAirlines Arena, the scouting staff, often...