| Mar 14, 2015
| 7:46 AM
To his credit, this remains a time when Pat Riley continues with his cross-country due diligence, fanning out around the nation along with his staff to scout college tournaments.
Because even if his picks don't come in the lottery or the first-round, or...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 7:31 AM
First, the reality: NBA teams don't tank. At least not when it comes to the perception of playing to lose. Coaches coach to win; players play to win. Always. Example A was the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena.
| Jan 3, 2015
| 1:41 PM
Considering hyperbole has left the building when it comes to this season's Miami Heat, we're not going to go quite this far.
Others, however, might:
The Heat's two best prospects at point guard currently are playing for their NBA Development League...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 8:12 PM
On an afternoon filled with tuxedoed ushers, tap-dancing performers and anonymous players, a lovely bit of old-fashioned college basketball broke out.
His name is Norman Powell. He wears his simple striped socks low on his high-top sneakers. He wears...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 4:41 PM
In a Lakers season measured mostly by the number of tedious losses, while players sulked over losing their starting jobs and Kobe Bryant reamed out teammates for being softer than the cushiest of toilet tissue, one ray of sunshine has pierced the gloom....
| Dec 5, 2014
| 4:01 PM
You figured that Stan Van Gundy might eventually miss the good old days in Orlando in his new dual role as coach and president of the woeful Detroit Pistons.
You just didn't think it would be this soon — with the early returns so horrendous.
| Nov 29, 2014
| 8:05 AM
"We were a little late to that party." -- Pat Riley, in late July, on the Miami Heat's free-agency pursuit of Carmelo Anthony.
Of course they were. There were, after all, other priorities earlier that month, including what proved to be misguided...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 4:01 PM
Video review has come a long way in the NBA, about to make its greatest stride this season, with the opening of the NBA Replay Center in Secaucus, N.J., a facility equipped with 20 replay stations, 94 video monitors, capable of processing 300 billion bits...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 7:10 AM
There is a simple solution to the debate that has grown out of Sunday's experimentation with a 44-minute preseason game between the Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics.
On one side, there are the traditionalists who contend that anything shorter than 48...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 10:27 AM
To some, it's as if Chris Quinn never left, considering at 31 he's back with the Miami Heat.
For while, even after he was traded by the Heat in 2010, it felt like he never left, considering what he experienced in one of his ensuing adventures,...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 8:19 AM
As he sat in a folding chair just outside of the locker room at AmericanAirlines Arena, Danny Granger surprisingly did not have the look of someone who had been consistently blindsided.
And yet, how could he possibly have seen so much of this...