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  • Joe Labon is Orlando Magic players' go-to guy for customizing cars

    Joe Labon is Orlando Magic players' go-to guy for customizing cars
    Give Joe Labon a vehicle — a Ferrari or a Mercedes-Benz passenger van or even an old Chevy Caprice — and he'll find a way to soup it up, trick it out or simply make it more fun to drive. He loves cars. Always has. When he was 15 years old,...
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  • From Walter Payton to John Matusak, the great ones return in former Chicago sportswriter's new collection

    From Walter Payton to John Matusak, the great ones return in former Chicago sportswriter's new collection
    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...
  • Reviews: 'Dream Team,' 'Igniting the Flame' and evolving ideals

    Reviews: 'Dream Team,' 'Igniting the Flame' and evolving ideals
    -------------------- Dream Team How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Conquered the World and Changed the Game of Basketball Forever Jack McCallum Ballantine Books: 336pp., $28 * Igniting the Flame America's First...
  • Potential Orlando Magic general manager candidates

    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...
  • Troy Williams' transfer to Oak Hill removes him from comfort zone

    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...
  • Jacque Vaughn and Kevin McHale reflect on David Stern's legacy

    Jacque Vaughn and Kevin McHale reflect on David Stern's legacy
    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...
  • Steinberg: What was Stern's legacy?

    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...
  • Report: Larry Bird to step down as president of Indiana Pacers

    Report: Larry Bird to step down as president of Indiana Pacers
    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...
  • Mike Scott is as prepared as he can be for the NBA draft

    With Hall of Famer Larry Bird sitting on one side of the court, and his former Boston Celtics teammate Danny Ainge sitting on the other side, Mike Scott realized he was in the presence of basketball royalty at one of his 17 workouts leading up to the...
  • Legacy of Dream Team casts shadow on 2012 U.S. Olympic basketball team

    Legacy of Dream Team casts shadow on 2012 U.S. Olympic basketball team
    As an NBA assistant coach since retiring after a Hall of Fame career, Patrick Ewing might have a better seat than many of his contemporaries to compare this year's U.S. Olympic men's basketball team to the fabled Dream Team of 20 years ago. Ewing was one...