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  • An NBA season of highest highs for some, and lowest lows for others

    An NBA season of highest highs for some, and lowest lows for others
    Almost everyone gets to see the crazy step-back three-pointers and wild flip-ins that make Kevin Durant so great, his top plays consuming hours of air time on ESPN, TNT, NBA TV, etc. Considerably fewer have been privy to the madness that is Byron...
  • Preview: 76ers at Bobcats

    The Charlotte Bobcats look to bounce back from a tough road loss when they host the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night. Charlotte dropped a 106-103 decision in Boston on Friday to fall a game behind Washington in the race for the sixth seed in the...
  • Taking Stock Of NBA Future For Napier, Boatright, Daniels

    The endorsement came in the Twittersphere on Monday night. No less a basketball authority than LeBron James dropped an assessment of senior Shabazz Napier's NBA draft prospects on his 12.4 million followers: "No way u take another PG in the lottery...
  • UConn Players In The NBA

    Jeff Adrien, 2005-09, Milwaukee Bucks: 6.0 points, 5.1 rebounds in 16 minutes with Charlotte amd Milwaukee. Scored 21 points in loss at Chicago Friday. Ray Allen, 1993-96, Miami Heat: 9.7 points, 36 percent from 3-point range in 26.7 minutes. Caron...
  • Zack McMillin: Odds are in Florida's favor in Final Four

    Media will begin arriving today in Dallas for the Final Four, and you can expect stories envisioning scenarios whereby No. 1 Florida does not win the national championship. But the Gators are huge favorites Las Vegas has them at even odds to win it all,...
  • UConn Players In The NBA

    Jeff Adrien, 2005-09, Milwaukee Bucks: 5.3 points, 5.0 rebounds in 14.9 minutes with Charlotte and Milwaukee. Ray Allen, 1993-96, Miami Heat: 9.7 points, 36 percent from 3-point range in 26.7 minutes. Missed last two games (illness). Caron Butler,...
  • Kobe Bryant also needs to blame himself for Lakers' mess

    Kobe Bryant also needs to blame himself for Lakers' mess
    Kobe Bryant forgot to mention someone of note in his rant about the Lakers’ future. Himself. Thanks to Bryant’s payroll-devouring $48.5-million contract over the next two seasons, the Lakers will have little financial wiggle room to...
  • How Lakers might be able to rebuild during Kobe Bryant's last years

    Kobe Bryant is done for the season, but he's already eyeballing next year with high expectations. "It's my job to go out there on the court and perform. No excuses for it. You have to get it done," Bryant said in a news conference on Wednesday, after...
  • With Mom's Support, Napier Finishes What He Started

    With Mom's Support, Napier Finishes What He Started
    STORRS — She had done her best to remain composed during the pregame senior night ceremony. She had hugged Kevin Ollie tight and hugged Jim Calhoun just as tight. Afterward, after UConn had outlasted Rutgers, she stood there laughing as she posed...
  • Pau Gasol remains a Laker as Mitch Kupchak mulls team's future

    Pau Gasol remains a Laker as Mitch Kupchak mulls team's future
    Pau Gasol, the NBA's most-targeted subject of trade rumors, survived another deadline Thursday at noon, with the Lakers unable to move him and his $19.3-million salary. The Lakers made no deals at all Thursday, which brought to mind one obvious...
  • Day Of Memories For 1999 UConn Team That Started It All

    Day Of Memories For 1999 UConn Team That Started It All
    STORRS — Larry Brown got a chance to see Jim Calhoun Sunday. "He gave me a half-assed wave," Brown said after his SMU basketball team squashed No. 21 UConn 64-55 in front of 10,167 Gampel Pavilion fans who had been amped to honor their 1999...