| Apr 25, 2015
| 7:10 PM
They sweated the final hours of the regular season just to make sure they would have the chance. Now they sweat out these intervening weeks before standing at the mercy of the bouncing balls at the May 19 lottery.
Because finally getting back into the...
| Apr 24, 2015
| 6:35 PM
After a vintage playoff performance this week with the Houston Rockets, Dwight Howard looked like the same old Dwight Howard who turned the Magic into a contender.
But Dwight says in a wide-ranging interview with the Bleacher Report that he's a new man,...
| Apr 22, 2015
| 6:33 PM
He can't turn around and take the Oklahoma City Thunder job now without coming off as disingenuous, devious and deceitful. Kevin Ollie hasn't been known as that kind of man. He wouldn't take the escalator to skip the staircase of honesty.
"As I've said...
| Apr 18, 2015
| 3:04 PM
The drama came Tuesday and Wednesday, when the playoffs races were decided. The sizzle was reserved for Saturday and Sunday, with the start of the NBA postseason.
But what was deliberated Thursday and Friday at the NBA's Board of Governors meeting could...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 11:23 PM
The NBA playoffs are upon us. For Blake Griffin, that means the beginning of his two-sport season. Basketball and Wrestlemania.
The days of finesse in Dr. Naismith's game are as long gone as the peach baskets. The sport is about as noncontact as NASCAR....
| Mar 27, 2015
| 6:00 PM
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...
| May 10, 2015
| 7:11 AM
For the past four years, the months leading to the NBA Draft for the Miami Heat were like episodes of Upstairs, Downstairs.
As the playoffs were consuming the team's attention on the main court at AmericanAirlines Arena, the scouting staff, often...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 8:59 PM
There was talk of Kobe Bryant before the game. And Michael Jordan.
That speaks to the outrageous level of Russell Westbrook's play. The Thunder guard is the ultimate playmaker, a man who determines how nearly every possession will go.
| May 16, 2015
| 7:21 AM
We are a month shy of a year since Pat Riley issued his challenge to the best basketball player on the planet: Stay and make the Miami Heat into "a generational team."
A month after Riley attempted to sell legacy, LeBron James was gone.
| May 2, 2015
| 8:00 AM
The enduring portrait of foul-line failure for the Heat this past season was Hassan Whiteside's 4 of 16 on the final Saturday of the regular season in a 107-104 loss to the Toronto Raptors, a loss that ultimately cost the Heat a playoff berth.
| Feb 23, 2015
| 11:03 PM
It was game No. 57 in a Clippers season that, as it does for all NBA teams, feels like an eternity. But Monday night was different. The Memphis Grizzlies were in town.
There is history with these teams. If they were making a movie, they might call it...