| Dec 27, 2014
| 7:31 AM
First, the reality: NBA teams don't tank. At least not when it comes to the perception of playing to lose. Coaches coach to win; players play to win. Always. Example A was the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena.
| Nov 9, 2014
| 11:25 PM
The roars were loud and long, their intensity and volume reaching levels once common at Staples Center during Lakers playoff victories and series clinchers and championship celebrations.
The Lakers didn't win an NBA title Sunday. They won a game. One...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 6:34 PM
As he sat in the locker room at Barclays Center last Monday, amid a three-game losing streak, before the Heat would win three of these last four, Luol Deng was surprisingly upbeat.
"I think everyone in this locker room believes what we can be," he said....
| Nov 28, 2014
| 12:06 PM
As frustrating as it is to witness the Magic's rebuilding project, things could be worse. Much, much worse. To paraphrase an old W.C. Fields' barb…. all things considered, I wouldn't rather be in Philadelphia.
Orlando fans, just imagine if you...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 7:45 PM
They will be on edge like this the rest of the way, with no guarantee they'll even make the playoffs, much less make it out of the first round. The Heat can still be a great drama this January. Just a different one.
Late Sunday evening, after escaping...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 11:20 PM
The Clippers' season has really been three mini-seasons, zigging one way and zagging another and back again as they try to sort out who they are and what they can become.
Their disjointed play at the start of the season was reflected in a 5-4 record....
| Jan 9, 2015
| 4:32 PM
The answers to the questions in the case of Tobias Harris haven't become any clearer.
Can the Magic afford to keep Harris?
Can they afford to let him go?
The Magic will find out Harris' value this summer when he becomes a restricted free agent....
| 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 15, 2014
| 8:15 PM
From his first news conference, Lakers Coach Byron Scott made it clear that defense would be his priority the moment sneakers hit the practice floor. Every player would have to understand that defense won't be optional, evoking lessons he learned as an...
| Oct 12, 2014
SUNDAY'S TELEVISION HIGHLIGHTS
|| F1 || Russian Grand Prix || NBCSN6:30 a.m. ||
|| NLCS, Gm. 2: San Fran.@St. Louis || FS18 ||
|| NBA pre. || Detroit@Washington || CSN, NBA1 ||
|| Golden State vs. Lakers || NBA9:30 ||
|| NFL ||...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 9:41 PM
It remains fascinating that the person with the medical nickname did the most healing for the Clippers last season.
When Donald (Step On My Tongue) Sterling spewed his stupidity, Glenn (Doc) Rivers was there with ointment and bandages. He protected,...