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  • Jim Nantz remembers the night Brent Musburger was fired at the Final Four

    Jim Nantz remembers the night Brent Musburger was fired at the Final Four
    So much has been made of the fact that longtime college basketball analyst Bill Raftery will get to work his first Final Four on the TV side of things this weekend in Indianapolis. The popular Raftery has done the radio broadcasts of the Final Four...
  • Shaquille O'Neal regrets leaving Magic, wishes he had more patience

    Shaquille O'Neal regrets leaving Magic, wishes he had more patience
    Shaquille O'Neal was larger than life in Los Angeles, hugging the city so hard before eventually bouncing out of it. He'd be seen in the Valley in the morning, grabbing breakfast on Ventura Boulevard, then Beverly Hills in the afternoon for an expensive...
  • Shaquille O'Neal says he regrets leaving Orlando for Lakers

    Shaquille O'Neal says he regrets leaving Orlando for Lakers
    On Friday, Shaquille O'Neal admitting having some regrets for leaving the Orlando Magic to go to the Lakers in 1996. "I regret it sometimes. Is this where I started and should have stayed?" said O'Neal in Orlando, Fla., at his induction ceremony into...
  • Referee Bryan Kersey earns first Final Four assignment

    Long one of the ACC’s premier basketball officials, Bryan Kersey has earned the ultimate assignment: his first Final Four. Kersey, a Hampton Roads native and resident, will work one of Saturday’s semifinals in Indianapolis, either Duke-...
  • Bulls' recent defensive improvement good sign for playoffs

    Bulls' recent defensive improvement good sign for playoffs
    Saturday's victory over the hapless Knicks accomplished two things for the Bulls: • It made Tom Thibodeau the 11th coach to post at least a .549 winning percentage in his first five full NBA seasons. • And it quietly continued the Bulls'...
  • 76ers favored twice this week, so what happened to tanking?

    76ers favored twice this week, so what happened to tanking?
    They have the look of such favorites that Las Vegas likes them twice this week, once while on a back-to-back and the other time on the road. Weren't these Philadelphia 76ers supposed to be tanking? The team that was widely expected to be the NBA's...
  • Preview: San Antonio Spurs at Miami Heat, 8 p.m. Tuesday

    Preview: San Antonio Spurs at Miami Heat, 8 p.m. Tuesday
    When/Where: 8 p.m., AmericanAirlines Arena. Tickets: Available at HEAT.com or 1-800-4NBA-TIX. TV: TNT. Radio: 790-AM, 104.3-FM, 106.5-FM, 710-AM (Spanish). Scouting report: The Heat are coming off Sunday's 109-102 victory over the Pistons at...
  • Heat's post-LeBron TV ratings have silver lining

    Heat's post-LeBron TV ratings have silver lining
    The Miami Heat's 27 percent decline in local television ratings is about what was expected in the first season after LeBron. Rather than bemoaning lost overall viewership, Sun Sports officials are ecstatic that they have not only kept but actually...
  • Vince Ellis: Much to consider if Pistons must replace Monroe

    ORLANDO, Fla. It's a no-brainer, right? The Detroit Pistons have won five games out of six. Point guard Reggie Jackson is flourishing and center Andre Drummond is dunking and rebounding. All of this while starting power forward Greg Monroe is nursing...
  • Van Gundy: Don't expect Magic to induct me

    Van Gundy: Don't expect Magic to induct me
    The best era of Magic basketball was represented at Amway Center on Friday night. And Stan Van Gundy didn't even get a plaque or a trophy. The Magic inducted Shaquille O'Neal into the Orlando Magic Hall of Fame while Stan worked the other corner for...
  • Shaquille O'Neal: 'Knowing what I know now, I would've stayed' with the Magic in 1996

    Shaquille O'Neal: 'Knowing what I know now, I would've stayed' with the Magic in 1996
    Even Shaquille O'Neal wonders, "What if?" What if, after spending the first four seasons of his NBA career with the Orlando Magic, he hadn't signed a free-agent deal to join the Los Angeles Lakers in 1996? "Knowing what I know now, I would've stayed,"...