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  • ASK IRA: Could Whiteside make McRoberts expendable?

    ASK IRA: Could Whiteside make McRoberts expendable?
    Q: Ira, I know it's a small sample of Hassan Whiteside, but if he continues to play well I see him playing next to Chris Bosh for a long time. Where does that leave Josh McRoberts for the future? Could he be put in a trade for a point guard? Reggie...
  • Bianchi: What if FSU, like Alabama, signed alleged domestic abuser?

    Running off at the typewriter … Why isn't the national media skewering Alabama coach Nick Saban for signing 6-foot-4, 350-pound nose guard Jonathan Taylor, who was kicked off the University of Georgia team for aggravated assault and domestic...
  • Ira Winderman: Heat won't be able to back into playoffs

    Ira Winderman: Heat won't be able to back into playoffs
    It used to be these were the depths the Miami Heat would scour only when considering potential first-round postseason opponents. Now the post-LeBron James Heat find themselves amongst them, battling not necessarily for seeding, but survival. With...
  • Kobe Bryant sits out the Lakers' game against the Magic for rest purposes

    Kobe Bryant sits out the Lakers' game against the Magic for rest purposes
    LOS ANGELES — Statues of Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wayne Gretzky, Oscar De La Hoya and Chick Hearn adorn the plaza outside Staples Center. You don't need to tell the Orlando Magic that a statue of Kobe Bryant someday will be there, too....
  • Tyler Zeller Leads Celtics Past Lakers

    BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics rolled to their second straight victory over a long-time but fallen rival on Friday night. After beating the Detroit Pistons in overtime on Wednesday night, the Celtics led almost throughout and disposed of Kobe Bryant and...
  • Ira Winderman: Don't realign, just change playoff format

    Ira Winderman: Don't realign, just change playoff format
    Here's what you don't do amid the hubbub about the very real imbalance between the NBA's two conferences, with the West again pummeling the East this season: You don't realign. Because in two years Kevin Durant could be back home in Washington,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...