| Aug 30, 2011
Unless the feuding parties suddenly make progress, the NBA will lose games, if not the season — and the whirlwind momentum it gained last season. The league is coming off one of its more fan-friendly campaigns, riding the wave of excitement...
| Feb 25, 2012
| 9:11 PM
Naysayers predicted that the Slam Dunk contest at All-Star Weekend this year would be a snoozer.
They were right.
The Utah Jazz's Jeremy Evans won, beating the Houston Rockets' Chase Budinger, the Indiana Pacers' Paul George and the Minnesota...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 7:48 AM
I figured out what I hate about the NBA’s legendary trash-talking:
I can’t hear it.
That’s what the NBA ought to televise. That’s where they ought to train their parabolic microphones, right there on Nate Robinson and Brandon...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 7:26 PM
David Stern owes Jeremy Lin. Same goes for Mike D’Antoni. The Knicks point guard is saving the NBA Commissioner’s season and his coach’s job.
Lin might be doing it only for the moment, but man, what a moment.
It’s not just that...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 7:37 AM
Toe, back, groin, ankle and now foot -- that’s Derrick Rose’s starting five.
The Chicago Bulls’ only hope for a championship suffered another injury to another body part while playing another meaningless game. Fun, huh?
A lot of people...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 7:30 AM
The Choice (and remember, death is not an option): The NBA’s regular season or the NBA’s Eastern Conference?
Except for Miami, of course. The Heat are so good they should be in the West. The rest of the East is the junior varsity.
| Aug 3, 2011
| 7:32 PM
NBA Players Association executive director Billy Hunter said Wednesday that if he "had to bet on it," he would wager that the entire 2011-12 season would be wiped out by the lockout.
"We're $800 million apart per year," Hunter told about 200 people...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 6:42 PM
The NBA and its players finally reached accord on a new collective bargaining agreement last week. The season is scheduled to begin on Christmas Day.
The cost has been massive to owners, players and employees at the venues. Lost television revenue is...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 8:27 AM
A lot of you had a lot to say in reaction to today's column about tumbleweeds rolling down Church Street on Saturday night, when the Orlando Magic should have been playing the New Jersey Nets if not for the lockout.
But my favorite response so far...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 1:42 PM
Ralph Naderthe occasional presidential candidate and legendary consumer activist whose work made seatbelts a standard feature on American cars, has identified a new threat to our well-being: the conflict between the holiday season and the NBAseason.
| Dec 13, 2011
| 10:38 PM
There is a theory that God created the concept of time so everything wouldn't happen at once, but the dizzying pace of announcements regarding the Southern California sports scene last week defied that principle.
A series of events altered the...