| Jan 2, 2015
| 7:38 PM
Ethel Miles didn't think her son had a chance.
Even though 6-foot-8-inch Darius Miles is considered among the three best players in the nation, mom was convinced that Brett Melton of Mahomet-Seymour would win the Mr. Basketball of Illinois award.
| Dec 22, 2014
| 9:20 AM
May 19 will be an important date for general manager Sam Hinkie and the Philadelphia 76ers.
That's when the annual Ping-Pong ball extravaganza known as the NBA Draft Lottery takes place. The draft is set for June 25.
While the Sixers might be able...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 4:45 PM
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Elfrid Payton has visited this state just once before.
But that visit helped shape his NBA career.
On June 13, he participated in a pre-draft workout at the Boston Celtics' training facility in Waltham, Mass. He was matched...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 10:56 AM
The Miami Heat have been here before, after several grueling playoff runs, amid a spate of injuries.
That, however, was then, co-captain Udonis Haslem insists. And, he said, it will not happen again.
In the wake of winning the 2006 NBA title and...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 5:16 AM
Lakers rookie guard Jordan Clarkson scored 23 points on Thursday night, helping the D-Fenders improve to 4-10 with a 122-120 victory over the Sioux Falls Skyforce (5-7).
Clarkson, who has struggled to crack the Lakers' rotation, got a valuable chance to...
| May 14, 2014
| 7:06 PM
UCLA hasn't had the toughest nonconference men's basketball schedule in recent years, but that is changing.
The Bruins announced Wednesday they added a sixth brand name to their early 2014-15 schedule — perennial West Coast Conference power...
| May 13, 2014
| 12:50 PM
The Lakers are eager to learn the results of the May 20 NBA draft lottery.
"It's hard to focus 100% on the draft until you know where you're drafting," General Manager Mitch Kupchak said Monday on Lakers.com.
The Lakers finished the 2013-14 season...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 3:33 PM
LAS VEGAS — New York Knicks point guard Shane Larkin caught the basketball at the top of the 3-point arc, saw the screen develop and immediately dribbled to his left.
As Larkin sprinted forward along the edge of the lane, he sped between two...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 11:39 PM
The Cleveland Cavaliers chose former Virginia star Joe Harris with the 33rd pick of the NBA draft -- the third selection of the second round -- Thursday night.
Harris, who led U.Va.'s Cavaliers to the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season...
| Oct 26, 2014
A heightened urgency hovers over the Orlando Magic these days.
Practices have been more frequent this October compared to the previous two Octobers, and players say coach Jacque Vaughn has demanded more attention to detail. A bit more competition exists...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 9:04 PM
Aaron Gordon doesn't consider himself a consolation prize, even if Magic fans and the rest of the basketball world might.
It's not fair to Aaron, of course, that he's considered as the fourth horse in a three-horse race.
The Magic wound up with Gordon...