| Oct 15, 2013
| 2:46 PM
HOUSTON — Dwight Howard knows what people think.
In Central Florida, many people who once adored him now regard him as a villain because he forced the Orlando Magic to trade him in 2012. In Southern California, many call him a "coward" because...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 11:46 AM
When Dwight Howard made the decision to leave the Lakers for the Houston Rockets in free agency this past summer, he knew he'd have a long list of detractors.
"Everybody's saying I was a 'coward' for leaving [the Lakers], and I knew I was going to get...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 3:28 PM
HOUSTON — The Orlando Magic's road trip here is a homecoming for reserve point guard Ronnie Price.
Price grew up in Hitchcock, Texas, and Friendswood, Texas, which are southeast of Houston.
He likely will have family and friends at Wednesday...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 4:13 PM
The Lakers made their preseason debut Saturday night in Ontario, beating the Golden State Warriors, 104-95.
In a game where Coach Mike D'Antoni sat out Steve Nash and Pau Gasol to avoid playing the veteran duo on back-to-back nights (the team also plays...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 3:12 PM
Shawne Williams came into the league in 2006 out of Memphis with tremendous promise as the 17th draft pick of the Indiana Pacers.
Seven years later, he's fighting to get back into the league after a number of drug-related incidents tarnished his...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 8:54 PM
BEIJING — In a nation of 1.3 billion people, it's easy to find Kobe Bryant.
Just look for the big group of security guards.
Bryant is almost too popular here to leave the Lakers' five-star hotel in the Chinese capital.
"It's harder for me to...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 11:22 AM
It works because Chris Bosh makes it work. It works because the third wheel has learned to roll with it on the court, but more importantly, use the inertia to position himself off the court.
"I never try to get 'em mixed up," the introspective...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:52 PM
Running off at the typewriter …
Where is that old Gators arrogance and cockiness that used to be on display whenever the University of Florida played a huge football game? I've talked to a lot of Gators fans this week and the general vibe I'm...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 1:14 PM
The Magic are commemorating their 25th anniversary by bringing back their greatest players, and that requires the franchise to take the high road. We're talking nose-bleed high.
The Magic are working on plans to honor Shaquille O'Neal and Penny Hardaway...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 3:41 PM
Kobe Bryant and the Lakers have fans all over the world, including the Philippines.
Dwight Howard, playing an exhibition game Thursday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Philippines, received scattered boos and "Kobe" chants as the Houston...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 9:41 AM
Former Magic coach Stan Van Gundy was one of the key advisors who helped Dwight Howard decide to sign with the Houston Rockets.
That's what Dwight Howard told reporters in Houston what Stan confirmed to Open Mike.
From Dwight, courtesy of the Houston...