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  • Kevin Sherrington: Tarpley's addiction battles had a 'butterfly effect' that might have cost Mavs a title

    When Roy Tarpley died recently at 50, the obituaries dutifully recounted the twin tales of the most tantalizing talent and troubled soul in Mavericks history. The good, and maybe great: The Sixth Man of the Year in only his second season. Led the Mavs to...
  • Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge climbs ranks largely unnoticed

    Perhaps the moment when Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge truly entered the consciousness of NBA fans was in the first-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets last season. The Trail Blazers won in six games with Aldridge putting up back-to-back 40-...
  • Alina Kupchak, 15, daughter of Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak, dies

    Alina Kupchak, 15, daughter of Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak, dies
    The Lakers announced sad news Monday in a statement on the team's website: “Alina Claire Kupchak, daughter of Lakers General Manager Mitch and his wife Claire, passed away this morning at the age of 15 after a lengthy illness. The family asks...
  • Lakers offer condolences to Kupchak family on death of teenage daughter

    Lakers offer condolences to Kupchak family on death of teenage daughter
    The news about the death of Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak's teenage daughter has been hard for everyone in the Lakers' family, Coach Byron Scott said before the team played Portland. Alina Claire Kupchak, the 15-year-old daughter of Mitch and his...
  • Mr. Basketball of Illinois 2005 | Homewood-Flossmoor's Julian Wright

    Mr. Basketball of Illinois 2005 | Homewood-Flossmoor's Julian Wright
    Just about every fiber in Julian Wright's supple 6-foot-9-inch, 215-pound body is devoted to his life's passion--making the world a better place for those around him. On the court, the McDonald's All-American is a pass-first, spread-the-wealth forward...
  • Mr. Basketball of Illinois 1995 | Farragut's Kevin Garnett

    Mr. Basketball of Illinois 1995 | Farragut's Kevin Garnett
    The show was over, or so they thought. Kevin Garnett and Ronnie Fields had just finished putting on a slam-dunk spectacular worthy of highlight-film stature in leading Farragut to a decisive victory over Downstate power Rock Island at DePaul. A sellout...
  • Art Basel 2014: Things you didn't know you wanted to know

    Art Basel 2014: Things you didn't know you wanted to know
    Anytime you can gather Miley Cyrus, Dwyane Wade, Wayne Coyne, Paris Hilton and the Gold Dust Lounge under one umbrella, notice must be taken. Here are some things to appreciate about Art Basel 2014. ...  On the same day the Sun Sentinel revealed...
  • Blake Griffin, Chris Paul get in sync to lead Clippers past Hornets

    Blake Griffin and Chris Paul wanted to keep it simple. Get back to doing those things they do so well. It's what made them All-Stars and transformed the Clippers from laughingstocks to serious title-contenders. Their team had largely gotten away...
  • Lakers edge Spurs, 112-110, in overtime, led by Nick Young's 29 points

    Kobe Bryant didn't pass Michael Jordan on the career scoring list, but there was still quite an accomplishment Friday. The Lakers outscored the San Antonio Spurs. They gave up a nine-point lead in the final 1:59, a seemingly fatal mistake on the...
  • Lakers' rough start continues with 127-104 loss to Golden State

    Just when things couldn't get worse for the Lakers, history tapped them on the shoulder. Not the championship-toting, parade-planning type. The Lakers are off to their worst start since 1957, a 0-4 beginning made official after a 127-104 loss Saturday...
  • Ex-UCLA coach Jim Harrick's basketball passion lives on

    This is Jim Harrick's time of the year. The blood flows a little faster. The adrenaline gets to work earlier in the day. It's about to be college basketball season. The squeak of gym shoes on hardwood floors is music to his ears, even though these...