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NBA Playoffs

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  • Vegas view on NBA playoffs: Knicks, Nets favored; Heats expected to roll

     
    The NBA playoffs aren't quite as popular as they once were. I am not sure why that is. Maybe it's simply oversaturation. The season is so long and so many games are now available. Certainly, ESPN promotes the league more than anything else. As a kid, I...
  • Brooks helping alma mater

    Brooks helping alma mater
    NEWPORT COAST — Scott Brooks said he is hardly overwhelmed by fame. The former UC Irvine basketball star who earned more television air time than Arsenio Hall last summer by coaching the Oklahoma City Thunder to the NBA Finals, said he is recognized...
  • Steinberg Says: Lakers' trade 'Super'

    Just when you thought that next season with the Lakers might be marginally better than this one — they pull a rabbit out of a hat and significantly improve their roster for years to come with the acquisition of the best center in the NBA, Dwight...
  • LeBron's no match for the early '90s

    LeBron's no match for the early '90s
    The two teams duking it out in the NBA Finals offer a stark contrast. The Miami Heat are a product of the NBA's new normal. I like to call it the "Super Friends Era"—a bunch of star players who were already friends and decided to play together....
  • San Antonio unhappy with 1-1 series split

    When it comes to the NBA playoffs, conventional wisdom says that for teams forced to open a series on the road, getting a split on an opponent's home floor is a great accomplishment. Maybe that's how San Antonio players felt after a hard-fought, close...
  • NBA playoffs look like football without pads

    NBA playoffs look like football without pads
    Like your basketball rough? Then you must be loving the NBA playoffs, where the physical play is now officially ridiculous, to the point where it’s making a mockery of the game. The Miami Heat’s 99-76 win over the Indiana Pacers Monday to...
  • A legendary coach's journey of discovery

    A legendary coach's journey of discovery
    Join us to listen to legendary NBA coach Phil Jackson as he talks at a Printers Row event Thursday night with Chicago Tribune sports writer K.C. Johnson. The Chicago Bulls are finished playing for the year, falling to the Miami Heat in the second...
  • Art of the slam dunk: Miami Heat-themed works go on display

    Art of the slam dunk: Miami Heat-themed works go on display
    This month couldn't be better-timed for collage artist Erika King. While the Miami Heat boys are busy sharp-shooting in the NBA playoffs, her commemorative photo-collages of LeBron, Wade, Bosh and other ballers are on display at Miami Beach's Williams...
  • Ex-Terp Steve Blake played crucial role in Lakers making NBA playoffs

    Ex-Terp Steve Blake played crucial role in Lakers making NBA playoffs
    Since Steve Blake went to the Los Angeles Lakers three years ago, the former Maryland point guard had rarely been much of a factor – first playing behind Derek Fisher, then Ramon Sessions and finally this season behind Steve Nash. Many Lakers fans...
  • What would Kobe tweet? Bulls-Nets edition

    What would Kobe tweet? Bulls-Nets edition
    Thanks to an injury, Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) is watching the NBA playoffs from well off the sidelines. So he did what any athlete with a smartphone would do: He angrily live-tweeted the L.A. Lakers' loss to San Antonio in Game 1 on Sunday. Among his...
  • When you say jazz, Nicholas Payton hears BAM

    When you say jazz, Nicholas Payton hears BAM
    In a cramped UCLA classroom, trumpeter Nicholas Payton is leading a young septet of college students through his piece "The Backwards Step." He's here as part of a weeklong teaching residency, and the song he plays to the group at the Thelonious Monk...