| Jul 12, 2013
| 8:35 PM
Players come and go in the NBA. They have their glory, get old and live later lives out of the limelight. Unless your name is Michael Jordan or a few others, you depart Earth in the company of family, a few friends and a neighbor or two.
Then there is...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 10:45 PM
The Lakers finally get their time with Dwight Howard, meeting with him Tuesday and trying to persuade him to stay with the franchise for five more years.
They will sell themselves as the 16-time NBA champions — how could they not? — and they...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 6:28 PM
It is time to celebrate, Magic fans.
Blue and White, Ignite.
Correction: Blue and White, Delight ... In Dwight.
The Orlando Magic not only won the Dwight Howard trade, they won it as if they were the Miami Heat playing the Charlotte Bobcats in the...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 10:50 PM
DAYTONA BEACH -- “What do you think about the big guy?” Shaquille O’Neal asked me Saturday, repeating the same question much of America is asking this weekend about Dwight Howard.
Shaq, as most of you know, has issues with Howard....
| Jun 25, 2013
| 7:46 PM
Bringing back free agent center Dwight Howard is the Lakers' top priority this off-season. "He's our future," said General Manager Mitch Kupchak in a video interview with Lakers.com's Mike Trudell.
"Dwight is in the category of the great of the great,"...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 6:51 AM
Phil Jackson is still a part of the Lakers, through history and engagement, but the franchise is carrying on despite his Hall-of-Fame shadow.
Jackson sat with his fiancée, Lakers executive and part-owner Jeanie Buss, on Wednesday night at an event...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 7:43 AM
MIAMI — It was a brilliant night for the Miami Heat, boisterous, memorable and fun.
It was a very quiet night for one demographic — LeBron James haters.
James buffed and shined his legacy by leading Miami to a 95-88 victory Thursday in...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 3:39 PM
MIAMI — He wore relief on his face and the scent of a champion like a crown, his forever-combed hair and perfectly pressed white shirt soaked with champagne, the air about steaming of cigar.
"Like a 60-pound rock off your back,'' Heat President...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 7:19 AM
For the first time since the collective bargaining agreement was ratified in 2011, teams above the "tax apron" are blocked from acquiring players via sign and trade.
Last off-season, the Lakers brought in Steve Nash from the Phoenix Suns through sign...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 6:43 AM
Blowouts. Narrow margins of victory. Lucky breaks. Overwhelming opponents with superior skills.
It all adds up to a pair of remarkable streaks in Miami and Chicago.
Yet, the funny thing about these testaments to consistent success: They don't mean...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 6:33 PM
The text messages or phone calls to Magic power forward Tobias Harris come weekly from the legend.
He often receives them after games from the 60-year-old man in Texas. Generations apart, they have little in common but basketball.