| Oct 5, 2013
| 8:42 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — After covering two-thirds of the court with three dribbles, Derrick Rose cradled the basketball and cut between two Pacers to draw a foul as he made a layup that looked eerily familiar to every NBA Eastern Conference coach.
| Sep 28, 2013
| 7:33 AM
There is no easy way out. That is a central factor of the LeBron James free-agent equation that is best appreciated in advance.
In the wake of Paul George signing his five-year extension with the Indiana Pacers, the thought might be that it next...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 7:47 AM
Amid this third consecutive trip to the NBA Finals, and with increasingly punitive salary-cap and luxury-tax penalties about to kick in from the new collective-bargaining agreement, the question becomes how the Miami Heat will be able to sustain their...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 8:58 PM
We saw in Game 6 the Heat couldn't defend a halftime lead, couldn't defend their second-half basket and couldn't defend their individual reputations when Indiana picked those apart, too.
We'll see if they can defend their legacy Monday night in Game 7....
| May 28, 2013
| 8:51 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — And then LeBron James fouled out.
This was new. This was unexpected. This summed up how strange this strange end to game Game 4 went for the Heat. LeBron made the long way to the bench with 56 seconds left, having picked up a sixth...
| May 30, 2013
| 9:28 PM
MIAMI — Before the second half, with Heat fans on edge, LeBron James leaned into his teammates' huddle and smacked his fist loudly and repeatedly into his open hand. He yelled. He smacked his fist. The message was clear: Wake up.
| May 30, 2013
| 10:37 PM
College Softball--World Series, 6 and 8 p.m. (ESPN2)
Major League Baseball--Milwaukee Brewers at Minnesota Twins, 7 p.m. (FXSP); Chicago White Sox at Oakland Athletics, 9 p.m. (WGN)
NHL Hockey--Playoffs, conference finals, game 1,...
| May 31, 2013
| 1:05 AM
MIAMI - The game was very much in doubt. A sold-out arena was basically silent. The chance of getting back to the NBA Finals for a third straight year could have slipped away.
Cue LeBron James.
A third quarter for the ages by the four-time MVP...
| May 31, 2013
| 3:54 PM
Funny how things work.
Winding up in Los Angeles didn't enhance Dwight Howard's Q rating, but Steve Clifford's move to the Lakers did wonders for the longtime assistant coach.
Clifford not only found work in L.A. after losing his job when Stan Van...
| May 24, 2013
| 10:35 PM
MIAMI -- LeBron James blamed one person after the Miami Heat let home-court advantage in the Eastern Conference finals slip from their hands.
Predictably, that was himself.
The league’s MVP had two turnovers in the final minute -- both times...
| May 25, 2013
| 2:23 PM
MIAMI — This was an hour after the crushing loss. LeBron James sat with in a jacket suit and collarless shirt with disappointment in his words, but no despair on his voice.
"Do you see how I look?" he said.
Calm. Fine. Thoughtful. Normal.