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  • Spurs' Tim Duncan, a win away from fifth title, isn't talking end game

    Spurs' Tim Duncan, a win away from fifth title, isn't talking end game
    After the San Antonio Spurs swept the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2007 Finals, Tim Duncan stopped to console LeBron James in a hallway inside Quicken Loans Arena. Duncan placed a hand on his vanquished counterpart's shoulder and delivered what began as a...
  • Former Wake Forest coach Dave Odom recalls Tim Duncan's humble roots

    Former Wake Forest coach Dave Odom recalls Tim Duncan's humble roots
    The odes began late Sunday night, interrupted only by Monday's grand theater between the U.S. and Ghana. And how richly deserved they were. The San Antonio Spurs' NBA championship, their dominance of the Miami Heat, commitment to team and reversal of last...
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar picks the Spurs to win NBA Finals over Miami

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar picks the Spurs to win NBA Finals over Miami
    On Wednesday, Hall of Fame center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar picked the San Antonio Spurs to win the NBA Finals. "I think San Antonio should have the edge because they should be hungrier," said Abdul-Jabbar on SiriusXM NBA Radio. "They would have won it last...
  • Lakers' week in review

    Lakers' week in review
    While the Lakers didn't seem to make any progress toward selecting a new head coach last week, the team held a sizable pre-draft workout Wednesday. The team brought in 12 prospects to audition in El Segundo, including Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart,...
  • ASK IRA: Will Heat take new direction with new Spoelstra assistants?

    ASK IRA: Will Heat take new direction with new Spoelstra assistants?
    Q: Do the Heat's coaching reassignments and Keith Smart potentially joining the team mean that Erik Spoelstra is finally outgrowing Pat Riley and finding his own way? -- Anthony. A: I think Erik has already found his own way. I also think, to a degree,...
  • Kobe Bryant goes one-on-one with Father Time

    Kobe Bryant goes one-on-one with Father Time
    Kobe Bryant is turning 36 Saturday, which means his career may or may not be flickering like a birthday candle. Shaquille O'Neal and Steve Nash were All-Stars at that age. Tim Duncan averaged more points and rebounds than he had in either of the two...
  • ASK IRA: Is Wade still capable of setting a defensive example?

    ASK IRA: Is Wade still capable of setting a defensive example?
    Q: I know Leandro Barbosa and Jordan Crawford, if the Heat sign one or both, are capable of providing good offense in short bursts, but who is going to play better defense? -- Bryan, Mountain View, Calif. A: In the absence of a rim protector other...
  • Luc Robitaille to be seventh L.A. sports icon honored with statue

    Luc Robitaille to be seventh L.A. sports icon honored with statue
    Hockey Hall of Famer left wing Luc Robitaille of the Kings will become the seventh Los Angeles sports icon to be honored with a statue in Star Plaza at Staples Center. Robitaille will have his statue unveiled on March 7 before a Kings-Pittsburgh game as...
  • Byron Scott brings calm to Lakers' storm, making him the right choice

    Byron Scott brings calm to Lakers' storm, making him the right choice
    The fiercest of winds is upon them, swirling in every direction, dust and debris everywhere, their once-strong aura shaking at its cracked foundation. The Lakers didn't need a head coach, they needed some old-fashioned storm shutters. For this,...
  • Transcript of Byron Scott's news conference

    The Lakers introduced their new coach, former Showtime member Byron Scott, at a news conference Tuesday. It began with surprise appearances by former Lakers greats Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jamaal Wilkes, and included an introduction and...
  • Byron Scott will help get Lakers back on track

    Byron Scott will help get Lakers back on track
    Can the Lakers rebound from last year's injury-plagued, defenseless travesty of a 27-win season under Mike D'Antoni? It would be hard for any coach not to do better than that, but Byron Scott is the right hire to help get the Lakers back on track....