| Jun 6, 2014
| 5:20 PM
I finally realize why the Lakers played with so little heart last season and the Dodgers are playing the same way this season. Somehow the Kings got all of it.
As an avid sports fan in L.A. for over 50 years, I have to...
| Jun 29, 2013
Erick Green was not a prototype point guard at Virginia Tech. Surrounded by young, marginal talent, he had to create offense first for himself and then others.
But at 6-foot-3, Green is small by NBA shooting guard specs, which prompted questions about...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:06 PM
An NBA season isn't just a story that writes itself. It's also kind enough to touch on every genre.
There's the fantasy of LeBron James and what he might do with the ball, the romance of Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets. There's the mystery of what...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:31 PM
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...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Tim Connelly said recently that he had already exceeded his dreams by becoming the assistant general manager of an NBA team three years ago. The 36-year-old Baltimore native might be raising his career bar again.
Connelly, who never played on the...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 11:08 PM
A person with knowledge of the negotiations told the Associated Press that Indiana Pacers assistant coach Brian Shaw has agreed to succeed George Karl as coach of the Denver Nuggets.
The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Monday night...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 9:56 PM
Virginia Tech’s Erick Green was part of a trade-crazed NBA draft Thursday night and landed with the Denver Nuggets.
The Utah Jazz selected Green with the 46th overall pick, midway through the second round, but sent Green to Denver for cash and...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 4:59 PM
OAKLAND, Calif. — On Feb. 22, 2004, Jacque Vaughn and Mark Jackson played against each other for the last time. They played sparingly that night — Vaughn as a backup point guard for the Atlanta Hawks, Jackson as a backup point guard for the...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 5:46 PM
What do you get someone who, with six NBA championships, five most valuable player awards, 14 All-Star selections, 10 scoring titles and multiple millions of dollars, seemingly has it all?
Well, in the case of Michael Jordan's 50th birthday, memories...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 11:50 PM
DENVER — Frustration oozed throughout the Orlando Magic locker room late Tuesday night.
Stan Van Gundy dressed down his players after the final buzzer.
Later, Jameer Nelson sat at his locker, read the postgame box score, crumpled up the piece of...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 7:36 AM
Almost everybody who has played basketball since grade school wants to be a starter. But in the NBA, even quality players must be resigned to coming off the bench.
It's a job that calls for stars to swallow their pride and ego, and sacrifice for the...