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  • Lakers better have big free-agent plans after going small in draft

    Lakers better have big free-agent plans after going small in draft
    About that NBA draft that appeared to be a Lakers slam dunk? They broke ankles, stepped back, and shot a trey. All the hype over the franchise-changing big man the Lakers would be miraculously handed with their second pick? They didn't want him....
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  • Lakers' No. 2 pick: the case for Ohio State guard D'Angelo Russell

    Lakers' No. 2 pick: the case for Ohio State guard D'Angelo Russell
    The Lakers pick second in Thursday's 2015 NBA draft. While historically the Lakers have relied on the size of centers like Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Shaquille O'Neal, the franchise has also partnered their big men with star guards like...
  • Lakers' No. 2 pick: the case for Duke center Jahlil Okafor

    Lakers' No. 2 pick: the case for Duke center Jahlil Okafor
    The Lakers pick second in Thursday's 2015 NBA draft. Presuming the Minnesota Timberwolves don't select Duke's Jahlil Okafor first, the Lakers should snatch up the 19-year-old center. Okafor, at 6-foot-11 in shoes, represents a piece the Lakers have...
  • Meet Chicago's 'odd couple' of NBA Draft prospects

    Meet Chicago's 'odd couple' of NBA Draft prospects
    With the exception of 2008, when the Bulls drafted Chicago native Derrick Rose No. 1 overall, no NBA Draft has contained as much local appeal as the 2015 edition. That's because two players from the area likely will be lottery selections, perhaps both...
  • Big men are likely top picks, but NBA execs might want to think smaller

    NBA teams proved their belief that bigger always is better by selecting a center or forward or a 6-foot-9 point guard named Magic Johnson first overall in every draft except one from 1977 until 2008. That's when the Chicago Bulls signaled a coming sea...
  • David J. Neal: LeBron's actions toward Blatt in line with many before him

    The old quote, often attributed to 1800s statesman Otto von Bismarck, says it's best if people see neither laws nor sausages being made. Perhaps Bismarck, as adept at crafting and guiding Germany as Pat Riley does the Heat, would include NBA teams were he...
  • Star-Telegram's top performances in NBA Finals history

    The long NBA season finally came to an end late Tuesday night when the Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-95 to win the best-of-seven series 4-2. But there was a surprise twist to the title: Warriors forward Andre Iguodala was voted...
  • Surprising Sun sit atop the Eastern Conference in WNBA

    There is no doubt Connecticut is the early surprise of the WNBA season. The Sun lost Katie Douglas to retirement and Chiney Ogwumike and Allie Hightower to injuries, yet they are sitting tied atop the Eastern Conference with a 3-1 record. "I think we...
  • Magic's Nick Anderson has conquered free-throw demon

    Last Sunday flew by like other Sundays for Nick Anderson. He washed his car, hung out at the house and later watched Golden State and Cleveland play in the NBA Finals. The day passed without Nick ever realizing that June 7, 1995, was the 20th...
  • Shaquille O'Neal: I'd probably pick Kobe Bryant over LeBron James

    Shaquille O'Neal: I'd probably pick Kobe Bryant over LeBron James
    Who's better: Kobe Bryant or LeBron James? For more than a decade, the question of Kobe or LeBron has kept NBA fans at odds with one another. Lakers fans will say Bryant is the best player of his generation while the King James army will defend LeBron...