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  • Unlike Shaq and Dwight, Vucevic plans to stay with Magic

    Unlike Shaq and Dwight, Vucevic plans to stay with Magic
    A young center with All-Star potential, Nik Vucevic knows enough Magic history to realize the franchise's two best big men left town and broke hearts. Vucevic, 24, is determined not to follow the footsteps of Shaquille O'Neal and Dwight Howard out of...
  • All-access with Jalen Brunson, player of the year and state champion

    All-access with Jalen Brunson, player of the year and state champion
    Just after 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, roughly 27 hours before they were scheduled to play in a Class 4A boys basketball state semifinal against Bolingbrook, the Stevenson Patriots took the court at Carver Arena for the first time. Save for a...
  • Dedmon could return to lineup soon

    Dedmon could return to lineup soon
    The Magic could be getting back their best defensive big man before the season ends. Interim coach James Borrego said before the club's practice on Tuesday that power forward-center Dewayne Dedmon would participate in the workout. Dedmon has missed...
  • Like Shaq, will Dwight's exit have ring to it?

    Like Shaq, will Dwight's exit have ring to it?
    Lost in the Shaq lovefest here recently was this faq, er fact: Shaquille O'Neal made absolutely the right decision to leave Orlando. It wasn't a popular move, but it definitely ended up being the correct one for him. Shaq provides the only proof...
  • Top prospect Jahlil Okafor powers Duke to NCAA's Round of 32

    Top prospect Jahlil Okafor powers Duke to NCAA's Round of 32
    Duke's Jahlil Okafor powered the Blue Devils (1st seed) past the Robert Morris Colonials (16th) on Friday, scoring 21 points in his NCAA tournament debut. Okafor hit nine of 11 shot attempts, while pulling down three rebounds and blocking two shots in...
  • For Lakers, plenty of draft prospects to watch in NCAA tournament

    For Lakers, plenty of draft prospects to watch in NCAA tournament
    March Madness tips off Tuesday with play-in games, followed by the round of 64 starting Thursday. The Lakers, with up to four picks in June's 2015 NBA draft, will have plenty of prospects to watch throughout the NCAA tournament Provided the team...
  • Lakers blow late lead before beating Timberwolves in overtime, 101-99

    Lakers blow late lead before beating Timberwolves in overtime, 101-99
    Jordan Clarkson sank a pair of free throws with 0.3 seconds left in overtime to give the Lakers a 101-99 victory over the Timberwolves on Wednesday night in Minnesota. Chase Budinger made a three-pointer with 6.6 seconds left in the fourth quarter to...
  • Jeremy Lin is back in the Lakers' starting lineup

    Jeremy Lin is back in the Lakers' starting lineup
    What a strange orbit Jeremy Lin has taken to where he is now — back in the Lakers' starting lineup. He lost his job after 20 games, and was benched an entire game in January, but was promoted back to starter status Monday by Lakers Coach Byron...
  • Clippers defense clicking again, fueling seven-game winning streak

    Clippers defense clicking again, fueling seven-game winning streak
    It's the part of the Clippers' game that often goes unnoticed, like the upholstery in a Ferrari. Defense is easy to overlook when J.J. Redick swishes shots as if he's all alone in the gym or DeAndre Jordan jumps so high to dunk a lob that it seems...
  • Clippers' climb could cost Lakers a second-round draft pick

    Clippers' climb could cost Lakers a second-round draft pick
    The Clippers have won six straight games to climb to 48-25 and into fourth place overall in the Western Conference. Only the Atlanta Hawks (55-17) can boast a better record in the East. Where the Clippers finish in the standings has direct...
  • Shaquille O'Neal: 'Knowing what I know now, I would've stayed' with the Magic in 1996

    Shaquille O'Neal: 'Knowing what I know now, I would've stayed' with the Magic in 1996
    Even Shaquille O'Neal wonders, "What if?" What if, after spending the first four seasons of his NBA career with the Orlando Magic, he hadn't signed a free-agent deal to join the Los Angeles Lakers in 1996? "Knowing what I know now, I would've stayed,"...