| Jul 21, 2012
| 2:42 PM
Kobe Bryant called NBA Commissioner David Stern's idea of a 23-and-younger age limit for Team USA in future Olympics "stupid."
Only Kobe might be able to get away with using the word "stupid" and his boss in the same sentence.
Stern threw out the...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 5:01 PM
Running off at the typewriter. …
In honor of the late, great Dr. Seuss' birthday on Friday, a Seussian look at the Dwight Howard trade saga:
One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish,
Make a wish, break a dish, somebody call the Commish.
| Jun 28, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Even after the great wave of bittersweet sentiment over what Doc Rivers and the Big Three brought to Boston and how they left subsides to a more even tide of long-term expectations, the one word remains inescapable.
We all knew the day...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 11:11 PM
Sorry, Nerlens Noel and Ben McLemore.
Anthony Bennett was the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft Thursday night and the Brooklyn Nets were the top story after agreeing to a trade with the Boston Celtics that could leave the Miami Heat's Big Three feeling...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 11:35 AM
Don't look now Magic, but Andrew Wiggins' pursuers are gaining on you.
Along with the usual bottom-feeding suspects -- Charlotte, Phoenix and Sacramento – the field chasing next year's prized lottery class is suddenly crowded.
| Jun 29, 2013
| 8:47 PM
It was just over a year ago when we started to learn the lesson that it's about more than the names.
Dwight Howard, Steve Nash and Antawn Jamison helped deliver that reality, after jumping aboard the Los Angeles Lakers alongside Kobe Bryant.
| Feb 15, 2013
| 4:32 PM
The center position in Sunday's NBA All-Star Game has gone the way of the phone book, lickable stamps and folding road maps — things we have no use for anymore.
The league eliminated the spot from the fans' ballot this season. Centers have been...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 3:02 PM
Until Jan. 13, Tony Gonzalez had spent more time in the Miami Heat locker room than in an NFL playoff-winning locker room.
You can look it up.
It is why, as they boarded the bus for Monday's practice in Salt Lake City, the conversation...
| 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...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 4:26 PM
It's always amazing and amusing when players on bad teams are holding team meetings to air out their differences – at midseason.
Amazing that nobody picked up on the problems the first 41 games, especially as much as they all huddle.
| Jan 11, 2013
| 8:59 PM
You could hear the coach's booming voice outside the dressing room, challenging his players behind locked doors.
"Is coach still in there?" a student who works with the Evans High School team asks.
Chucky Atkins was still in there, long after a loss...