| Sep 30, 2011
| 4:16 PM
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,...
| Oct 22, 2011
| 12:00 PM
| 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
Ballantine Books: 336pp., $28
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...
| 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 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 27, 2012
| 11:17 AM
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...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 2:08 PM
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...