| Jun 21, 2014
| 9:22 AM
Apparently LeBron James couldn't come up with the speaker's fee, so he didn't get his private audience with Pat Riley. Instead, he found himself, like many, as just another spectator.
That's what made Riley's season-ending Miami Heat soliloquy...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 5:08 PM
When Pat Riley was still coaching the Miami Heat, the master motivator was delivering another rah-rah locker-room speech. There was a bucket of ice water in front of him.
"If you want to win a championship, you have to want it," Riley began, then...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 2:35 PM
The star who will come out of the free-agency period smelling like a rose and other assorted floral arrangements was never a free agent.
Kobe Bryant didn't make it to the open market.
The Los Angeles Lakers insisted he take nearly $50 million for...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 4:20 PM
Deflated by their lottery position last month, the Magic might have a shot at picking the projected best player in a star-studded draft after all.
Joel Embiid is damaged goods.
And you know what that means:
The Magic and their faithful...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 6:46 AM
Before heading to the Blackhawks-St. Louis Blues game Wednesday at the United Center and watching teammate Charles Tillman take part in Shoot the Puck, the Bears’ Jay Cutler had dinner with friends at Chicago Cut Steakhouse. On one side of Cutler'...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 7:57 AM
Dear Stupid (and you people saying Joakim Noah is the Defensive Player of the Year know who you are):
I heard it from Kevin McHale when the Bulls beat the Rockets recently. Stop it.
I heard it again during the TV broadcasts of Bulls’ struggle...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 8:17 PM
Happily for Kobe Bryant, he is now going to be a Laker for life.
Sadly for the misguided Lakers, it probably won't be much of a life.
The news Monday that Bryant had signed a two-year contract extension worth $48.5 million – twice his market...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 11:07 PM
Monday night at Staples Center, many fans came to harass the contrarian to that ever popular Randy Newman song. They wanted to see Dwight Howard fail because he didn't love L.A.
Actually, it was just the Lakers portion of the metropolis that the star...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 3:38 PM
Running off at the typewriter. …
It's over, right? The U.S. Open is now the U.S. Closed. Rory McIlroy is torching the course at Congressional and making the rest of the field look like the C-flight at the Stoneybrook West member-guest. McIlroy is...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 11:10 PM
Dwight Howard is long gone, but his presence lingers whenever the Magic are on the clock on draft night.
The Magic received three first-round picks, along with six players, in the 2012 trade for Howard. His absence also assures them of more losing and...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 6:51 AM
Dribbling around with the Bulls at the break . . .
I know the Bucks were missing Andrew Bogut -- gads, the Bucks are always missing Andrew Bogut -- but to give up a triple-double to Joakim Noah in three quarters is embarrassing even for a Milwaukee team....