| Feb 13, 2015
| 11:58 AM
The phrase "greatest ever" gets tossed around without much heed in the sports world.
However, it might actually apply to this year's three-point-shooting contest during the NBA's All-Star weekend.
"I think it's the greatest field that we've seen,"...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 4:29 PM
Whew, NBA players got what they wanted — a really, really long All-Star break.
Tweeted Oklahoma City star/jokester Kevin Durant: "think during this @NBAAllStar break I'm going to get my law degree."
There might not be quite enough time for that....
| Feb 11, 2015
| 5:05 AM
Take that, Larry Bird!
The Hawks' Dominique Wilkins, then an NBA rookie, says he got so steamed at the Celtic star's incessant trash-talking and a barrage of 3-pointers to back it up that Wilkins drove to the hoop and slammed it home, sending Bird flying...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 1:18 PM
Steve Kerr is smiling a lot these days.
He can drive 15 minutes to watch his daughter, Maddy, play volleyball at the University of California. He can take a short flight to see his son, Nick, compete on the University of San Diego's basketball team....
| Feb 5, 2015
| 7:52 PM
Two-time All-Star Paul George said Thursday he is hopeful of returning to play for the Indiana Pacers this season after suffering a gruesome leg injury, though he remains uncertain it will actually happen.
George took Larry Bird's playful jabs for months...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 12:33 AM
Larry Bird isn't putting any constraints on Paul George's recovery.
In fact, the Pacers president of basketball operations is hoping George will make it onto the court this season. Just six months after the two-time All-Star gruesomely broke his right...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 9:36 AM
The very contract that has made Hassan Whiteside such a bargain for the Miami Heat these next two seasons also will leave the Heat no recourse but to have to bid for him during 2016 free agency on no better than equal footing with most of the rest of...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 8:54 PM
We'll remember this game for two things: Northwestern coach Chris Collins going bonkers after a blown goaltending call and D'Angelo Russell dropping a Larry Bird (33 points) in a sensational performance.
The freshman guard scored Ohio State's...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 6:02 PM
Every now and then, a call comes in to a hotel in Indiana with an unusual request.
"Can I talk to Steve?"
The manager, April Barricks, wouldn't know what to say. Eventually, she asked the owner.
People keep asking for Steve Alford, Barricks told...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 7:56 PM
At first look, NBA schedule makers had made Monday's game at Staples Center a must-see.
In town were the hated Celtics, the green-clad demons of Bill Russell, Bob Cousy, Larry Bird, John Havlicek and many more. They are the leprechauns Los Angeles has...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 5:18 PM
An AFC Championship edition of Half-Baked Jake:
Andrew Luck is 25. Tom Brady is 37. Luck is 0-3 against the Patriots, including last year in the playoffs. He has passed for 968 yards and six touchdowns in those games, but has eight interceptions and two...