| Feb 9, 2014
| 6:14 PM
Magic 93, Pacers 92: Rookie Victor Oladipo scored 13 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter as Orlando rallied from 10 back to defeat Eastern Conference-leader Indiana for its fifth consecutive victory at home.
Nikola Vucevic recorded 19 points and 13...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 6:25 PM
The season is over.
It only feels like the Lakers franchise is done.
There is the terrible team, the sidelined superstar and the dim prospects for a quick turnaround. What's next? A walkout by super fan Flea?
Fortunately, these are the Lakers, and...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 6:26 PM
The Magic finally can afford a star free agent next summer. In all the darkness since Dwight, it's a ray of light, a flower blooming in a crack on the sidewalk.
The New York Knicks entered Monday night's game with almost the same dismal record as the...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Orlando Magic at Indiana Pacers
WHEN: 7 p.m.
WHERE: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
BROADCAST: TV — Fox Sports Florida. RADIO — 580 AM (WDBO). SPANISH BROADCAST — elorlandomagic.com.
1. Tough test: This is a...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:06 PM
An NBA season isn't just a story that writes itself. It's also kind enough to touch on every genre.
There's the fantasy of LeBron James and what he might do with the ball, the romance of Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets. There's the mystery of what...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:34 PM
LeBron James got his third ring, or maybe you didn't notice that he married his longtime girlfriend over the summer.
The Miami Heat is still waiting for its vows.
With James able to opt out of his contract as soon as June, there's a lot more at...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:54 PM
2012-13 finish: 66-16.
Coming: Michael Beasley, Greg Oden.
Going: Mike Miller, Juwan Howard.
The Heat propped up its three-peat hopes with two balky knees and a whiff of controversy. Oden has already encountered knee...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 7:33 AM
There is no easy way out. That is a central factor of the LeBron James free-agent equation that is best appreciated in advance.
In the wake of Paul George signing his five-year extension with the Indiana Pacers, the thought might be that it next...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 2:57 PM
Shane Battier finds it humorous. That doesn't mean he also doesn't respect the challenge ahead.
But the notion of championship fatigue, one most recently offered by TNT analyst Steve Kerr amid his forecast of the Chicago Bulls coming out of the...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 6:18 PM
Forget all that stuff about Kobe Bryant returning from an Achilles' tendon injury this season. It'll happen at some point.
The real question involves next season. He might not return at all to the Lakers.
Bryant is entering the last nine months of his...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 5:32 PM
Three-peat is so 1988.
The term purportedly coined by Byron Scott and definitively trademarked by Pat Riley amid the Lakers' failed bid for a third consecutive NBA title in the late '80s should be discarded like the faded T-shirts bearing the slogan...