| Feb 17, 2013
| 9:35 PM
HOUSTON — The dueling dynamics of nostalgia and novelty permeated this entire All-Star weekend.
On the one hand, there were tributes to Michael Jordan, who turned 50 on Sunday. There was appreciation for David Stern, who presided over his 30th...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 6:59 AM
The weekend's NBA all star game gave halftime show junkies a fix after their Super Bowl withdrawl, Danica Patrick ran a fast qualifying lap, and Christoph Waltz shows everyone the lighter side of Hitler. Welcome to the post-weekend edition of your daily...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 2:46 PM
When Jerry Buss bought the Lakers in 1979, he wanted to build a championship team. He also wanted to put on a show.
The new owner gave courtside seats to movie stars. He hired pretty women to dance during timeouts. He spent freely on big stars and...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 9:18 PM
The stage was filled with flowers and gold. The audience was filled with short skirts and diamonds.
Davis Gaines elegantly sang "Music of the Night," while, on the screen behind him, there appeared a photo of Jerry and Jimmy Buss crooning karaoke....
| Feb 21, 2013
| 11:17 PM
I'm thinking the best place for Dwight Howard's statue outside Staples is right beside Oscar De La Hoya's 7-foot likeness.
That way they can keep the guys together who have been beaten up the most in the building.
De La Hoya was 0-1 in Staples and so...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 6:51 AM
It’s time for another round of “Why I Hate the NBA’s Handling of its Officials’’ and why they should leave the arrogance to us pros.
It’s not that the Bulls got hosed by officials Monday night. They did. The refs...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 5:07 AM
David Stern got it right.
The Miami Heat and the dominance thing they have going is a good thing for the NBA.
No make that a great thing.
As the Magic prepare to take on the Orlando Magic Monday night, trying to win their 27th game in a row, it&...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 3:07 PM
Moments after he had demolished the Heat again, Magic center Nik Vucevic knew he had left an impression on the defending champions Wednesday night. The King came calling.
"LeBron talked to me after the game. He said, 'Good job, big guy.' When LeBron...
| 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.
| Feb 13, 2013
| 5:26 PM
The poor, poor Orlando Magic.
They can't even get their steroids right.
Hedo Turkoglu, a veteran player who is a shell of his former self and having the worst year of his career, was suspended for 20 games by the NBA on Wednesday for testing...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 8:36 PM
HOUSTON — Tyson Chandler's 21-61 rookie season with the Bulls in 2001-02 is never far from his mind.
Such growing pains make what the Knicks' center has experienced in a dizzying run of success that much sweeter — an NBA title in 2011 with...