| Sep 27, 2012
| 4:24 PM
The start of the high school boys basketball season is still seven weeks away with the first official date of practice being Friday, Nov. 16. The first playing date is three weeks later on Dec. 7. But on Saturday, many area teams will be revving it up for...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 8:30 AM
One of my favorite features on ESPN.com is the website’s “5-on-5” roundtables, in which people who follow the NBA closely sound off on various issues.
So why not adapt that to the Orlando Magic with training camp set to begin Tuesday?...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 6:14 PM
Three summers ago, Phil Booth didn't have a chance.
Playing former Mount St. Joseph standout Eric Atkins one-on-one, the Gaels' current star was dominated by the then Notre Dame-bound point guard.
Atkins says Booth didn't score.
"It probably still...
| May 27, 2013
| 5:44 AM
Duke faithful used to worry that coaching the pros would lure Mike Krzyzewski away from the Blue Devils. The Celtics called, the Lakers called, and heaven knows who else.
Never mind the notion that a college basketball lifer wouldn’t translate...
| May 22, 2013
| 5:15 AM
Busy with my life of slinging brilliant insight and watching as much NBA playoff basketball as I can manage, I’d pledged to catch only the second half of Tuesday night’s Memphis-San Antonio game, and in doing so completely forgot to watch...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 5:31 PM
How about flagrant fouls?
No. Technical fouls are not the issue, not when you get 15 before you can incur a suspension with a 16th. If you can't retain your composure so that you are being called for a technical once every...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 10:55 AM
Monday afternoon, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski discussed the improbability of an undefeated college basketball season. Tuesday evening, even as his top-ranked Blue Devils remained unscathed, his words rang true.
The first component Krzyzewski mentioned...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Welcome back to Morning Shootaround, a regular feature this season the day after Maryland basketball games. While we can’t bring you into the Terps’ locker room after games – reporters haven’t been allowed in there since the last...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 11:56 AM
My friend Phil and I both belong to the cult of Bill Simmons, the sportswriter, mostly because he’s one of the few sportswriters out there who shares our slavish devotion to NBA basketball as the world’s crowning athletic league achievement....
| Nov 23, 2012
| 10:15 PM
During the first half Friday night, Orlando Magic players spent too much time trying to make difficult plays on offense instead of easy plays.
Glen Davis called it "hero" ball. They attempted crosscourt passes when a simple swing passes would've...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 9:52 AM
CINCINNATI — Jacque Vaughn would like to see his Orlando Magic improve their transition defense and play a more physical brand of basketball in tonight’s exhibition against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Magic completed their shootaround at U....