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  • 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...
  • Lakers edge Spurs, 112-110, in overtime, led by Nick Young's 29 points

    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...
  • 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, 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...
  • Letters: USC and UCLA fans know what's at stake

    Letters: USC and UCLA fans know what's at stake
    As UCLA football fans have learned, the journey to becoming an elite college football program is not an easy one. If the Bruins wish to take that next step, winning today's game is a requirement. With USC coming off scholarship sanctions, any type of loss...
  • Golden State Warriors have a very dynamic duo

    Golden State Warriors have a very dynamic duo
    As his eyes roamed the action around the basket, Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry steadily backed Lakers guard Jeremy Lin down low in the post. Curry's teammate Draymond Green was stationed outside the corner three-point line, Harrison...
  • Clippers coast to 113-92 victory over Charlotte Hornets

    Clippers coast to 113-92 victory over Charlotte Hornets
    The Clippers dealt the Charlotte Hornets their sixth consecutive loss Monday, 113-92, in the second game of a back-to-back set. The victory, accomplished after five ties and five lead changes, was the Clippers' third in four games on their current...
  • Letters: Steve Nash, they hardly knew you

    Letters: Steve Nash, they hardly knew you
    A few weeks ago I was asked what I thought would be a bigger number this season for the Lakers: games won or games played by Steve Nash. I said I thought it was too close to call. In light of Nash missing the entire season and playing zero games in 2014-...
  • It's the age of Kobe Bryant, but how much does Laker, 36, have left?

    It's the age of Kobe Bryant, but how much does Laker, 36, have left?
    Jerry West, whose silhouette is featured in the NBA's red, white and blue logo, walked away from the Lakers and a renowned basketball career because a groin injury limited his game. At the time he eloquently said, "I'm not willing to sacrifice my...
  • Lakers' rough start continues with 127-104 loss to Golden State

    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...