| Oct 26, 2011
| 9:32 AM
Sportswriting is one of those professions that looks easy – all you do is watch a game and sling an opinion, right? – but is actually quite difficult precisely because of that apparent ease. Opinions are a dime a dozen. Being able to...
| Jul 29, 2012
How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Conquered the World and Changed the Game of Basketball Forever
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Igniting the Flame
| May 21, 2012
| 12:32 PM
The Orlando Magic and Otis Smith, the team’s president of basketball operations and general manager, have parted ways.
The Magic historically have promoted from within, elevating John Weisbrod to the general manager’s job in March 2004 and...
| May 27, 2012
Troy Williams' transfer from Phoebus High, the hometown school where his Aunt Terri and Uncle Boo excelled, to Oak Hill Academy was more than a basketball decision.
Of course, Oak Hill's renowned team is the foremost reason. Were Williams a scholarship...
| May 29, 2012
| 9:38 PM
Larry Bird made his intentions about his future with the Indiana Pacers very clear in a press conference on Wednesday afternoon: Bird would like to continue his term as President of Basketball Operations for the Indiana Pacers, as long as Team Owner...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 2:03 AM
As I walked across the empty court of Bankers Life Fieldhouse, just an hour after the Fever had raised the WNBA Championship trophy into the air, I reached down to the ground for a piece of memorabilia. Covered across the hardwood floor, having fallen...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 12:18 PM
Jacque Vaughn doesn’t know NBA Commissioner David Stern well, but Vaughn can offer an assessment of Stern’s legacy now that Stern has announced he will retire in early 2014.
“I think he’s leaving the game in great hands, which is...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 8:48 PM
David Stern, the NBA commissioner has wielded unquestioned power over his sport in a way rarely seen over the last 30 years.
He will retire in February of 2014, handing power over to his longtime deputy, Adam Silver. It is unlikely that any...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 1:28 PM
The Kentucky Wildcats are treated like a professional team within the borders of the Commonwealth. Darius Miller thrived under the bluegrass spotlight the last four years and wouldn't mind continuing his basketball career in another state known for its...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 9:02 AM
After being named the NBA Executive of the Year this season, Larry Bird will reportedly step down as president of the Indiana Pacers.
Bird took over as president of the team in 2008 and helped transform it into a contender in the East. The Pacers made...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 12:59 PM
Larry Bird will not return as president of the Indiana Pacers. Bird is "100 percent sure" he will not come back as president of the team, a direct source told The Star on Monday. Bird is expected to meet with team owner Herb Simon to discuss his departure...