| Jun 25, 2015
| 4:59 PM
| Jun 27, 2015
| 7:05 PM
The perception of Pat Riley is locked in, fixated, focused.
Amid the mayhem, Riley, during his coaching days, would sit pregame on the bench diagramming one last set of plays, dark-blue pen on light-blue card stock, oblivious to balls ricocheting...
| Jun 22, 2015
| 11:17 PM
Small ball was the story of the NBA Finals.
It might seem temporarily forgotten at the start of the NBA draft.
The first three players taken Thursday could easily be a trio of big guys. Karl-Anthony Towns seems the likely pick by Minnesota at No. 1, the...
| Jun 23, 2015
| 5:20 AM
NBA teams proved their belief that bigger always is better by selecting a center or forward or a 6-foot-9 point guard named Magic Johnson first overall in every draft except one from 1977 until 2008. That's when the Chicago Bulls signaled a coming sea...
| May 21, 2015
| 3:00 AM
Choice can be a good thing. It is why Kobe Bryant avails himself of both a car and a helicopter for his commute, why Nick Young owns 500 pairs of sneakers and why vending machines offer more than one snack.
But consider the NBA executive entrusted...
| May 20, 2015
| 4:00 AM
The most backward of all Lakers seasons appropriately ended Tuesday with the most unique of giddy chants.
"We're No. 2 …We're No. 2 …"
For a franchise that bases its entire self-worth on championships, never before has finishing second...
| May 10, 2015
| 4:00 AM
A week from Tuesday, basketball executives will gather for the NBA draft lottery in New York to watch a bunch of ping-pong balls rattle inside a big glass container. For the Lakers, the spot they end up in could have a huge effect on the franchise's...
| Apr 26, 2015
| 6:30 PM
BOSTON — The game ended with a nasty streak running down its parquet spine. The season ended with the Celtics showing plenty of fight, showing no quit and showing they still need to get better at basketball.
This was a Sunday with a Love story....
| Mar 21, 2015
| 7:54 AM
Pat Riley has always been in a hurry. Impatience has been his virtue. At least when it has come to his tenure with the Miami Heat.
Barely two months after his arrival in 1995, he blew up his roster and traded for Alonzo Mourning. Less than three...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 9:02 PM
It used to be these were the depths the Miami Heat would scour only when considering potential first-round postseason opponents.
Now the post-LeBron James Heat find themselves amongst them, battling not necessarily for seeding, but survival.
| Dec 26, 2014
| 5:52 PM
Howie Dickenman continued a family tradition of nearly four decades at his home on Christmas Eve. Only this time, the Central Connecticut basketball coach had another guest.
"Every Christmas Eve for 38 years, since she was 3 weeks old, I have read...