| Nov 3, 2013
| 7:41 PM
Jason Kidd played in 1,391 NBA regular-season games and 158 postseason games.
But Sunday's matchup between the Orlando Magic and the Brooklyn Nets was a first for him: his first regular-season game as a head coach.
The Nets hired Kidd during the...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 7:47 PM
One play from a shocking Sunday night at Amway Center will make the highlight reels.
Early in the fourth quarter, Victor Oladipo tapped the ball away from Deron Williams and scooped the ball off the floor. Oladipo dribbled down the court and jumped,...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 5:10 PM
This season marks the 25th anniversary of the "Flying Illini" and their remarkable run to the 1989 Final Four.
Entering the NCAA tournament that year as the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region, the Illini defeated McNeese State, Ball State, Louisville...
| 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...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 2:36 PM
An updated look at NBA free agents. Who has signed, who is still available, who has become available:
Best of who is left: Kenyon Martin, Josh Howard, Derek Fisher, Chris Andersen, Mickael Pietrus, Mehmet Okur (retired), Maurice Evans, Ryan Gomes,...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 4:27 PM
If newly signed free agents Chris Kaman, Nick Young and Wesley Johnson don't excite Lakers fans, there's that rarely uttered phrase by the franchise that's won 16 championships — wait till next summer.
The rebuilding will begin after a 2013-14...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 10:54 AM
In NBA playoff parlance, we call this a gift.
The beaten-up, struggling, Derrick-Rose-less Bulls get a first-round playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets, perhaps the dumbest team in the league.
The Bulls won three of the four games against the Nets...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 6:35 AM
I want to say the Bulls quit in Game 1 of their playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets, but you have to show up first.
So, you can’t call them quitters. Call them whatever it is that rolls over and dies before the start of the most important...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 4:32 PM
NBA TV schedule 2012-13 begins Oct. 30 on TNT as the Boston Celtics visit the Miami Heat. Full NBA national TV schedule for ESPN, ABC, TNT and NBA TV. The NBA regular season tips off Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 8pm ET on TNT as the Miami Heat’s title...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 7:08 PM
NBA teams have completed the bulk of their offseason moves, so now’s the perfect time to evaluate what, if anything, has changed in the Eastern Conference’s balance of power.
There will be two competitions to watch in the season ahead.
| Jun 25, 2013
| 6:14 PM
Three summers ago, Phil Booth didn't have a chance.
Playing former Mount St. Joseph standout Eric Atkins one-on-one, the Gaels' current star was dominated by the then Notre Dame-bound point guard.
Atkins says Booth didn't score.
"It probably still...