| Oct 7, 2014
| 7:12 PM
MIAMI — Dwyane Wade instantly took a liking to Victor Oladipo when they met several years ago.
But the friendship between Wade and Oladipo intensified this past summer when Oladipo spent part of August at Indiana University working out with Wade,...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 1:19 PM
Only five NBA players averaged at least 10 rebounds per game in each of the last two seasons.
They are: Kevin Love, Dwight Howard, Joakim Noah, Zach Randolph and Nik Vucevic.
You can bet Orlando Magic executives have been reminded of that recently...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Devising an NBA schedule has to be tougher than quantum physics or a figuring a quarterback rating. Many variables go into the complex job: arena availability, TV commitments, and superstar marketing.
What is not included into making an NBA schedule:...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 2:50 PM
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio When David Blatt was discussing the merits of choosing between Anderson Varejao and Tristan Thompson as his starting center, he dismissed much of the debate by declaring "it probably doesn't make a big difference."
On the court, he...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Congratulations to the winners of the annual Best Bets awards.
Every year, Orlando Sentinel publishes Central Florida's favorite picks of local dining, shopping, services and entertainment -- all chosen by you, our readers.
We're proud to announce...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 3:39 PM
You'll excuse Channing Frye if the prospect of losing basketball games — losing a lot of basketball games — doesn't make him break into a cold sweat or dial a self-help line.
He won't be fazed by the punch lines he might hear all season...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The Lakers open training camp training camp in a week, after a relatively quiet September.
The team officially chose not to stretch out the contract of 40-year old Steve Nash, and Coach Byron Scott announced his staff, including Mark Madsen, Paul...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 12:07 PM
Only a few days remain in the Orlando Magic’s offseason. Media day looms on Monday. And the team will hold its first practice a week from today.
But before I start looking ahead to the team’s upcoming season, perhaps it’d be best to...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 4:10 PM
We interrupt this regularly scheduled football season to remind you that the Magic are coming out of hibernation.
Now don't everyone jump up all at once and high-five strangers.
I get the sense around town that feelings of excitement and...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 4:35 PM
Former Lakers center Dwight Howard is facing minor legal trouble.
After running a red light in July, according to TMZ.com, Howard's driver's license has been suspended in the state of Florida.
Howard had nine such infractions in 10 months in 2012 --...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 2:47 PM
On Friday, the NBA announced a time change for the Lakers' visit to the Phoenix Suns on Jan. 19.
The nationally televised game (TNT) will start 30 minutes earlier, at 7 p.m. (8 p.m. locally) instead of the originally scheduled 7:30 p.m.