| Mar 14, 2015
| 7:46 AM
To his credit, this remains a time when Pat Riley continues with his cross-country due diligence, fanning out around the nation along with his staff to scout college tournaments.
Because even if his picks don't come in the lottery or the first-round, or...
| Mar 7, 2015
| 8:15 AM
"Ref you s---! Ref you s---!"
It has become the common, crass and churlish chant at just about every close NBA game, thousands of referees in the stands believing they could do it better.
Now the league, in effect, has given them the opportunity to...
| Feb 28, 2015
| 7:22 AM
With his emotional postgame interview after Wednesday night's victory over the Orlando Magic, Henry Walker made it clear just how meaningful this second NBA chance has become with the Miami Heat.
And yet when he hears play calls from the bench, it's...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 3:01 PM
Magic shooting guard Willie Green's college summer job was at a steel plant in Detroit owned by former Pistons great Dave Bing.
Green, born in the Motor City, had just started playing at the University of Detroit-Mercy at the time.
"My jobs at Bing...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 5:33 PM
Running off at the typewriter …
Is there anything more distasteful in sports than when a bunch 12-year-old kids are tainted by the corruption of adults and the resulting political pandering of elected officials and the race-baiting of Jesse...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 8:38 AM
Based on appearance, you'd never confuse Chris Bosh for Kevin Love.
And yet, when Bosh sneaks the occasional peek at Love he sees a reflection of himself at another time.
That's what makes this coming week so intriguing for Bosh.
Wednesday night at...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 10:30 AM
Even before Dwyane Wade's left hamstring balked and then his right gave way, before the starting point guard emerged as the team's best backup shooting guard, before Shannon Brown arrived, started and then departed, the question loomed:
How could the...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 4:32 PM
The answers to the questions in the case of Tobias Harris haven't become any clearer.
Can the Magic afford to keep Harris?
Can they afford to let him go?
The Magic will find out Harris' value this summer when he becomes a restricted free agent....
| Nov 12, 2014
| 7:52 AM
Pau Gasol has already become a fixture on Chicago’s nightlife scene in the little time he’s been with the Bulls. It feels like there is a new Gasol sighting in my inbox every week. The two-time NBA champion and four-time All-Star is constantly...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 6:02 AM
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver hinted it was coming, pushed for it Friday in an op-ed piece in The New York Times, and now the NBA is buying in. Literally.
Before Silver and players' union leader Michele Roberts got into their revenue spat, the NBA...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 3:56 PM
Talk about your big breakthroughs.
There's Einstein's theory of relativity, Richard Petty inventing the wheel, the smallpox vacine and the NFL RedZone channel.
Here's another monumental breakthrough: The Magic have suddenly become an entertaining...