| Dec 13, 2012
| 11:13 PM
NEW YORK — How bad is it?
I see Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni having lunch Thursday with Jack McCallum, who wrote about his time with D'Antoni in Phoenix in a book: ":07 Seconds or Less."
And I'm asking D'Antoni if he's already working on a sequel:...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 8:19 PM
Kobe Bryant said things aren't working and it's time for a change.
Coach Mike D'Antoni decided the Lakers didn't need to practice Tuesday.
The dysfunctional Lakers stayed overnight after Monday's loss in Chicago, because who...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 5:09 PM
If you want a good laugh — or to lament the downfall of civilization — check out the standings in the Eastern Conference.
The Magic, heading into Friday's action, were just 2 ½ games out of the playoff race at 8-18.
| Nov 12, 2012
| 5:00 AM
The new Lakers coach famously wants his players to shoot in seven seconds or less. I’m not going to require that long to list the reasons that hiring Mike D'Antoni was yet another Buss blunder.
He's never taken a team to an NBA Finals. He has a...
| 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...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 11:22 AM
It works because Chris Bosh makes it work. It works because the third wheel has learned to roll with it on the court, but more importantly, use the inertia to position himself off the court.
"I never try to get 'em mixed up," the introspective...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 12:02 PM
The plan was to get ahead of the frenzy, especially what would be playing out on nights like this coming Wednesday, when the Heat make their first visit of the season to Cleveland.
Surely this would be a repeat of 2009-10, when as much of the...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:17 PM
In this most conflicted of Lakers seasons, it figures that the common reaction to Kobe Bryant's imminent and inspirational return is actually two reactions.
Upon hearing the news: Yes! This means they have a chance to make the playoffs!
| Nov 26, 2013
On the day Bulls superstar Derrick Rose's professional career peaked nearly two years ago at the Berto Center, he gave his mother, Brenda, a look that suggested it doesn't get any better than this.
But who really thought basketball wouldn't for the...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 7:50 AM
Remember how all the talk used to be finding a second superstar or just another star who could create his own shot to go along with Derrick Rose?
That was the championship formula the way the Heat did it, except they pigged out with LeBron James and...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 12:19 PM
Nik Vucevic is running unopposed at center. Arron Afflalo is the choice at shooting guard – unless rookie Victor Oladipo steals the race. Jameer Nelson is the incumbent at point guard. Tobias Harris looks to be the leading candidate at power forward...