| Oct 2, 2013
| 7:01 AM
To make the playoffs, the Lakers need to be better than seven teams in the Western Conference.
In the first eight of 14 entries, the Lakers were ruled better than the New Orleans Pelicans, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings and Utah Jazz but not as good...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:08 PM
And then there were three.
Rodney "Sid" Powell, David Steele and Pat Williams are The Last Men Standing – the only full-time employees who have been with the Magic since the franchise's inaugural 1989 season.
Powell is the club's popular...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 11:11 AM
Shane Battier is intrigued.
"I think it's compelling. And it's real. I think it's very valid. And I think it's the future."
The veteran Miami Heat swingman, however, is not all consumed.
"I haven't jumped into them yet."
| Oct 25, 2013
| 9:12 AM
Mike Ditka wants me to get a flu shot.
I learned this while sitting in traffic the other day. A CTA bus glided up alongside my car, its long banner billboard filling the passenger-side window. Its message: "Don't let the flu beat you. Get a flu shot."...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 4:06 AM
Patrick Ewing is among Michael Jordan's most memorable players in the NBA. Unfortunately for Ewing, a former Orlando Magic coach, it's because Jordan dunked on him. Hard.
Jordan gave some insight on his basketball memories for an interview advancing the...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 12:21 PM
Twenty-five years ago, most thought Magic shooting guard Reggie Theus — with his movie-star looks and charisma — was destined for a life outside basketball.
Heck, he played coach Bill Fuller on the NBC sitcom "Hang Time."
| Oct 17, 2013
| 1:53 PM
One of Don Baylor’s biggest challenges as the Angels’ new hitting coach will be to help Josh Hamilton regain the swing that made him the American League’s most valuable player in 2010 but deserted him for the first four months of 2013....
| Oct 18, 2013
| 6:46 AM
When will Kobe Bryant get back on the court?
While there's still no time frame, the Lakers All-Star continues to ramp up his activity as he works his way back from an Achilles' tendon injury.
Before Friday's exhibition game in Shanghai against the...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 12:33 PM
If Kobe Bryant can win a sixth title, he'll match Michael Jordan's count.
While the debate of who is the best player of all time is quite subjective, it's fun to mull over.
Jordan added a little fuel to the fire with his comments promoting the NBA...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 12:37 PM
Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose said that something good came out of his knee injury.
"I think I'm way more explosive now," Rose told reporters after Wednesday's exhibition against Detroit. "Like getting to the rim. I think I can take contact a...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 11:25 AM
WASHINGTON -- Fifty years after the Presidential Medal of Freedom was established, President Obama presented the nation’s highest civilian award to 16 Americans from fields as diverse as science, politics and sports.
The award, created by...