| Nov 29, 2014
| 8:05 AM
"We were a little late to that party." -- Pat Riley, in late July, on the Miami Heat's free-agency pursuit of Carmelo Anthony.
Of course they were. There were, after all, other priorities earlier that month, including what proved to be misguided...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 10:58 AM
Merry Christmas, Chicago.
For those who like to open gifts early, there they are. Lots of them.
The big one with the bow, open that one! It's John Lester! He almost went to Boston but Santa said, "Hey! Time for something different!"
| Feb 13, 2015
| 7:58 PM
Once upon a time in the NBA, when big-city basketball was all the rage, the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks were ever-present on the league marquee.
Their combined record this season is 43-114.
When the Celtics, Lakers and...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 10:54 AM
By Thursday at 3 p.m. we not only will have a better read on what Pat Riley thinks about the Miami Heat's roster, but also how the rest of the league's executives view those players.
That's when the NBA will reach its trading deadline amid this extended...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 7:18 AM
Monday could be the start of something big in the NBA. Could be.
By rule, most players signed as free agents in the offseason cannot be dealt for three months or before Dec. 15, whichever comes later.
Dec. 15 comes Monday. And that will leave just...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 3:33 PM
Not to sound un-American, but too much emphasis is being placed on winning when picking the NBA All-Star Game rosters.
Take the Atlanta Hawks – everybody is.
Eastern Conference coaches selected three Hawks as All-Star reserves: Al Horford,...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 9:30 PM
When the last college basketball season began, he was predicted by many to be the top pick in the upcoming NBA draft, and he played like it, amassing more double-doubles than all but one other freshman in NCAA Division I history.
When last season ended,...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 6:11 AM
The Bulls believe the longer Carmelo Anthony takes to decide, the better their chances of signing the scoring monster.
The Bulls can’t offer all the money that other teams can. But they can offer a better team, they believe, and they have a...
| Jun 25, 2008
Carmelo Anthony - and his fans - have been here before.
"Here" is where the Denver Nuggets star and Baltimore hometown hero found himself yesterday, which was breathing a sigh of relief that he had tip-toed through another legal minefield without...
| Apr 15, 2008
Carmelo Anthony has it all. Baltimore's most high-profile representative in the NBA has the riches and fame every kid on the streets of this or any city could hope for.
All season his team, the Denver Nuggets, has been in a scratch-and-claw battle to get...
| Sep 3, 2005
Carmelo Anthony comes back to Baltimore this summer with a purpose, ready and eager to put it into action. "I'm really trying to be the man in this city," he said.
Anthony is much more so now, as he returns to his hometown for a major kickoff event for...