| 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...
| May 8, 2015
| 5:11 PM
Why not go after a bigger, more proven name?
Why is University of Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley hiring this upstart basketball coach who's never even been to an NCAA Tournament?
Maybe he should change his name to "Jackin' Jeremy" for...
| 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.
| Apr 30, 2015
| 5:42 PM
Daddy just left the house and he ain't comin' home no more.
That's the forlorn, far-reaching feeling spreading across Gator Nation now that it's become official:
The great Billy D has become Billy Departed.
The dynamic, dynastic father and creator...
| Apr 29, 2015
| 4:44 PM
Is it finally time to say those mournful, melancholy words?
Before he leaves – if he leaves – we should all take the opportunity to tell him thanks for making college basketball in this state matter for as long as he did....
| 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...