| Jan 11, 2013
| 8:59 PM
You could hear the coach's booming voice outside the dressing room, challenging his players behind locked doors.
"Is coach still in there?" a student who works with the Evans High School team asks.
Chucky Atkins was still in there, long after a loss...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 8:31 PM
Glen Rice got out early; Steve Smith avoided the experience entirely.
When the two former Miami Heat stars recently appeared at AmericanAirlines Arena as part of the team's 25th Anniversary commemoration, the stories turned to Pat Riley's rigorous...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 4:42 PM
Pelicans is just fine
What's wrong with the Pelicans? As NBA commissioner David Stern said, as long as the owner is fine with it, he's fine with it. It's the state bird. It's actually a strong species, even though many...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 1:17 PM
The other day I was thinking with my brain, as I sometimes do, and I came up with a fool-proof idea to revolutionize the entire National Basketball Association. It’s all about the structure of the season, and if you have any clout—with some...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 11:15 PM
His exit from the Lakers' season was as regal as his entrance, Dwight Howard surrounded by screams and gasps as he swaggered through the Staples Center tunnel into the shadows of summer.
Problem was, the season wasn't done. The game wasn't finished....
| Dec 6, 2012
| 8:19 PM
If the Heat don't care about this regular season, do we have to keep pretending we do?
All day Thursday, they made the proper comments about working more, playing harder and how having the New York Knicks in town for a nationally televised game was just...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 2:19 PM
How frightening can retirement be? This frightening: Tuesday, former Miami Heat guard Eddie House found himself trying to stand as a voice of reason amid a televised debate with Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith.
Perhaps that's why, even 34 and...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 2:31 PM
The latest dispute in the NBA is for the birds.
Or not for the birds.
The New Orleans Hornets want a nickname change. They want to become the New Orleans Pelicans.
The state bird in Louisiana is the pelican, but it doesn't sound like a good nickname...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 8:27 AM
The NBA got it right when it came to the All-Star ballot. It got it all wrong when it comes to the media vote for the 2013 All-NBA teams.
Moving away from the stodginess of we-always-have-done-it-that-way thinking, the league changed the All-...
| Mar 25, 2012
| 4:37 PM
While some people have identified Magic coach Stan Van Gundy as a candidate for NBA Coach of the Year, Van Gundy takes himself out of the running immediately. “No, no way,” he said Sunday, then laughed, “I'm in the top 30.” Of...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 4:38 AM
Dwight Howard, Stan Van Gundy, Otis Smith, Alex Martins: Who do you blame for Magic malaise?...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 4:37 PM
The exact details of the Orlando Magic’s long-range plan remain unclear, but whatever path the team follows, it will bear the imprint of the San Antonio Spurs’ model. This past offseason, the Magic hired two products of the Spurs’ wildly...