| Dec 21, 2014
| 5:19 PM
Everyone knows market size rarely matters in the NBA. The San Antonio Spurs won their fifth title last season while the Lakers and New York Knicks combined for roughly 12 million in population and zero playoff games.
Who could have seen that coming?...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 10:26 PM
Nick Young is the master of self-appointed nicknames, maker of off-the-cuff monikers unlike anyone since Shaquille O'Neal left the business.
But there's one person that refuses to call him "Swaggy P." Or, his latest incarnation, "IDM," an acronym for...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 6:13 PM
Even as he tried to convince Pau Gasol to remain with the Lakers, Kobe Bryant assured Gasol his support would remain.
So when the Lakers arrived in Chicago late Wednesday, Bryant's dinner plans were set.
"Our relationship and bond goes beyond...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 4:00 PM
HARTFORD — For the first time in 10 years and perhaps for the last time in a very long time, Duke will play UConn at the XL Center on Monday.
Take note, American Athletic Conference fans: This will be the last game against a Top 10 opponent for the...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 6:51 PM
Some days, he laughs like we've never heard him laugh. Other days, he barks with a startling chill.
One moment he rages with competitiveness. The next moment, his throat is thick with humility.
He winces in pain. He reflects with wisdom. He jokes...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 6:46 PM
The accolades keep coming for Kobe Bryant, and it has nothing to do with stats.
Kevin Durant and Dirk Nowitzki took turns complimenting Bryant in the days after he passed Michael Jordan for third on the NBA's all-time scoring list.
| Dec 22, 2014
| 8:54 PM
For anyone into Bulls symbolism, Monday night's 129-120 victory over the Raptors marked just the 23rd time Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose played together.
And while nobody is drawing any comparisons to Michael Jordan, Butler's offensive improvement...
| Dec 20, 2014
| 4:40 PM
An hour after Cleveland suffered its worst defeat of the season, a 29-point blowout to Atlanta on Wednesday night, LeBron James sat in a chair on the baseline with a cold drink in his hand and watched his young teammate, point guard Kyrie Irving, work...
| Dec 20, 2014
| 8:29 PM
Last week’s ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday’s games:
1. MEMPHIS: Ended Golden State’s 16-game win streak; then won back-to-back game at San Antonio in triple OT. (3)
2. GOLDEN STATE: Bounced back from having 16-...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 3:39 PM
There was that other news item featured at Thursday's practice: Kobe Bryant is 31 points from passing Michael Jordan for third on the NBA's all-time scoring list.
It could happen Friday in San Antonio or, more likely, Sunday in Minnesota. Bryant is...
| Dec 12, 2014
There are plenty of good choices for the sports book reader during the holidays. Here are some of the best.
Michael Jordan: The Life by Roland Lazenby (Little, Brown, $30)
This is the first comprehensive biography of the Bulls superstar. At more...