| Nov 22, 2013
| 5:48 PM
The Magic are putting rookie Victor Oladipo through a point-guard crash course (with his avalanche of turnovers, "crash" is probably a poor choice of words).
They need to at least get a feel for Oladipo's future at the point, especially if Marcus...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 11:00 PM
It would be surprising if the chant in Staples Center isn't loud and persistent by now.
And he's going to need it, limping as he was during Monday afternoon's loss at Golden State.
But if sports is all about winning and the pursuit of excellence,...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 10:53 PM
I came to Staples Center on Friday night pretty darn excited, the Lakers coming off two incredible moral victories and Magic Johnson and Jim Buss full of good cheer.
Happy days are here again.
Or, as Buss put it in a radio interview, "How can you not...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 7:33 AM
There is no easy way out. That is a central factor of the LeBron James free-agent equation that is best appreciated in advance.
In the wake of Paul George signing his five-year extension with the Indiana Pacers, the thought might be that it next...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Stunning. Simply stunning. That can be the only description of the most striking aspect of Durant v. Wade.
And, no, we're not (at least not yet) talking about where Kevin Durant believes Dwyane Wade ranks in the NBA's current hierarchy.
| Sep 7, 2013
| 2:52 PM
The information superhighway is now 94 feet by 50 feet.
Erik Spoelstra's pace and space is about to become quantifiable.
Looked like a player was merely going through the motions last night? Hold on, let's go to the video data.
| Aug 31, 2013
| 1:53 PM
"We're going to cannibalize that market in August and September, if we can." -- Pat Riley, June 26.
One month down, one to go. Or is this all there is?
Free agency never truly was going to be the province of the Heat, not with David...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 6:03 AM
The Miami Heat washed their hands, walked away, managed to flip Michael Beasley to the Minnesota Timberwolves for the cap space that allowed the signing of Mike Miller. Three trips to the NBA Finals and two championships followed.
But there also...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 9:45 PM
Berlin loses to Pa. but earns semifinal berth
The Berlin All-Stars lost their second straight game in the Little League World Series Mid-Atlantic Region, falling Tuesday to Lionville (Pa.), 2-0, in Bristol, Conn., but still advanced...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 8:31 PM
Kobe Bryant has this thing he does, just when the Lakers are moments from being flattened by an oncoming train, he smiles and says, "What whistle?"
Call it the no-look quote.
Bryant has been doing this for years, his normal confidence level going into...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 3:48 PM
The litmus test never was Mike Miller. A 10th man is not where lines are drawn.
Not between team president and team owner. Not between star player and his franchise future.
To compare Micky Arison proving unwilling to pay luxury tax on Mike...