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  • 'Michael Jordan: Bull on Parade' resonates like a slam dunk

    'Michael Jordan: Bull on Parade' resonates like a slam dunk
    Images of Michael Jordan, on and off the court, loop in our memory like a collective GIF: How his game-winning shot secured the national title for the University of North Carolina when he was just a freshman. How he transformed the Chicago Bulls into...
  • With Jon Lester signing, Cubs shake up the baseball world

    With Jon Lester signing, Cubs shake up the baseball world
    To Tyler Christofferson, Jon Lester always will be the Little League teammate who wore his hat backward and No. 24 jersey like hero Ken Griffey Jr. did, the grade-school buddy who matured into a better person than player even though he's a major league...
  • Jon Lester signing confirms Cubs ready to win now

    That creaking you heard in the wee hours of Wednesday morning was the Cubs’ championship window officially opening.   Talk about an overnight sensation. While Chicago slept, left-handed pitcher Jon Lester agreed to a six-year, $155 million...
  • Lakers don't want to hear about losing

    The Lakers were in a great mood, winners of one in a row, when they were asked about Magic Johnson's comments after beating the Sacramento Kings. Even Nick Young stopped smiling when he heard Johnson said the Lakers should lose every game to secure a...
  • Bosh, Wade sobered by reality of two games under .500

    Bosh, Wade sobered by reality of two games under .500
    The theme for the season had been to not look back. At 9-11 and in the midst of a four-game losing streak, that has proven particularly challenging for the Miami Heat. After four seasons of advancing to the NBA Finals before losing LeBron James in...
  • ASK IRA: Have Heat spent their way into this mess?

    ASK IRA: Have Heat spent their way into this mess?
    Q: I can't help but think that we wasted our cap money by overpaying for Udonis Haslem, Chris Andersen and Danny Granger. I believe the money spent could have gotten us a couple of quality contributors that would have made a big difference in our...
  • It's not quite 2010 this time around for Lakers and Celtics

    It's not quite 2010 this time around for Lakers and Celtics
    Bad record. Passive defense. Hot-and-cold offense. The Lakers and Boston Celtics have a lot in common, two teams muddling through downtrodden days after meeting in the NBA Finals just 4½ years ago. Kobe Bryant will be the only Lakers player left...
  • Kobe Bryant has 'basketball geek' conversation with Rajon Rondo

    Kobe Bryant said his breakfast Thursday with Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo was a "basketball geek" conversation. They talked about their two trips to the NBA Finals against each other and discussed "old memories," Bryant said Friday. Bryant,...
  • Byron Scott plans to shake up Lakers lineup after Celtics roll

    Maybe Kobe Bryant should have had breakfast with Tyler Zeller. Or Jared Sullinger. The young Boston Celtics big men took turns gouging the Lakers in Friday's game. Rajon Rondo had 16 assists, the Lakers had 14 as a team, and guess who won at TD Garden?...
  • Five takeaways from the Lakers' victory over Detroit

    The Lakers love the Eastern Conference. And the Detroit Pistons. Here are five takeaways from their 106-96 victory Tuesday over Detroit. 1. The Lakers play only 26 more games against the East. Too bad for them. They’re now 4-0 against the East,...
  • ASK IRA: Are Heat failing because of system, personnel or effort?

    ASK IRA: Are Heat failing because of system, personnel or effort?
    Q: How long before the Heat go back to traditional basketball? Without LeBron James, Shane Battier, there are no other players who can play small ball. Josh McRoberts looks nothing like the player we saw last April in the playoffs. -- Stuart. A: The...