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Emeka Okafor

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  • How the NBA's Western Conference will be won

    PLAYOFF-BOUND 1. San Antonio 2012-13 finish: 58-24. Coming: Marco Belinelli, Jeff Pendergraph. Going: Gary Neal, DeJuan Blair. Before anyone asks the Spurs to appear en masse on the next episode of "Derek," Ricky Gervais' thoughtful look at...
  • Heat the team to beat in NBA's Eastern Conference

    PLAYOFF-BOUND 1. Miami 2012-13 finish: 66-16. Coming: Michael Beasley, Greg Oden. Going: Mike Miller, Juwan Howard. The Heat propped up its three-peat hopes with two balky knees and a whiff of controversy. Oden has already encountered knee...
  • 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...
  • Orlando Magic fall to the Phoenix Suns 104-96 as Goran Dragic dominates

    Orlando Magic fall to the Phoenix Suns 104-96 as Goran Dragic dominates
    On paper, the Orlando Magic and the Phoenix Suns resemble each other. In the last two years, each franchise has embarked on a massive rebuilding effort. The Magic started their new direction one year earlier than the Suns. If you look at both teams&...
  • Wizards going big with Gortat

    Season opener Wizards @Pistons Wednesday, 7:30p.m. TV: Comcast SportsNet Radio: 1500 AM Marcin Gortat knew he wasn't going to be in Phoenix long the moment the rebuilding Suns drafted former Maryland center Alex Len fifth overall in June, but that...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • UConn Players In The NBA

    Jeff Adrien, 2005-09, Milwaukee Bucks: 4.1 rebounds, 2.6 points in 11.4 minutes for Charlotte and Milwaukee. Ray Allen, 1993-96, Miami Heat: 9.1 points, 3.0 rebounds, 35 percent from 3-point range in 26.3 minutes. Hilton Armstrong, 2002-06, Golden...