| Jun 25, 2013
| 6:32 PM
Here's what you need to know about Thursday's NBA draft: Nerlens Noel averaged 10.5 points as a Kentucky freshman until his season ended early because of a serious knee injury.
Now he's the likely No. 1 pick.
Noel still can't jump because of surgery...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 1:33 PM
From the moment they posed and postured on stage on that July evening in 2010, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh stood as the focus.
Never has that been more apparent than this offseason, especially now that the Miami Heat's financial...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 1:19 PM
Besides being a three-time NBA champion with the Miami Heat, Chicago native Dwyane Wade is also a champion of style. Regarded as one of the best-dressed players in the league, Wade's style has garnered a lot of attention.
The short pants suit he wore...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 12:52 PM
Pat Riley held his tongue. One, because it was neither the time, nor the place.
But he also has a point, even if it is a point in his best interest.
For all the concern amid the NBA playoffs about flopping and flagrant fouls, about video...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 10:53 PM
I came to Staples Center on Friday night pretty darn excited, the Lakers coming off two incredible moral victories and Magic Johnson and Jim Buss full of good cheer.
Happy days are here again.
Or, as Buss put it in a radio interview, "How can you not...
| Mar 10, 2013
The best way to put to rest any talk (OK, any Shaq talk) about a potentially tainted championship? Follow it up with the longest winning streak in team history, in what could turn into the best regular season in the franchise's 25 seasons.
| Feb 20, 2013
| 1:33 PM
It's bad luck that we'll never get to see Michael Jordan play against LeBron James in their primes. With MJ turning 50 earlier this week, we got to relive Jordan's greatest hits on every platform imaginable.
And hey, the Miami Heat are in town Thursday....
| Jan 26, 2013
| 11:10 AM
The Los Angeles Lakers may yet impact the NBA championship race.
Although perhaps not the way Jerry Buss, Jim Buss, Jeanie Buss or busloads of fans in the Southland anticipated.
With every Lakers loss making it clearer that the mix is not...
| May 18, 2013
| 8:02 AM
As Derrick Rose continually dominated the Miami Heat's ball boys during pregame warmups at AmericanAirlines Arena, it became increasingly clear that the Chicago Bulls were largely playing for the future these past two weeks.
Without Rose, as...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 1:05 AM
High School Football--All-America game, 4 p.m. (ESPN)
Men's College Basketball--Cleveland State at Valparaiso, 6 p.m. (ESPNU); Memphis at Tennessee, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College Hockey--Colorado College at Nebraska-Omaha, 6:30 p.m. (NBCSN); Holy...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 8:08 PM
NEW YORK — Kirk Hinrich's best game of the season provided coach Tom Thibodeau the platform to preach.
"The guy has been playing well all season," Thibodeau said. "He has our second-highest plus-minus. You guys keep talking about what he's not...