| Sep 19, 2013
| 12:10 PM
To make the playoffs, the Lakers need to be better than seven teams in the Western Conference.
In the first of 14 entries, the Lakers were ranked ahead of the New Orleans Pelicans.
Are the Lakers better than the Oklahoma City Thunder?
| Sep 16, 2013
| 5:32 PM
Three-peat is so 1988.
The term purportedly coined by Byron Scott and definitively trademarked by Pat Riley amid the Lakers' failed bid for a third consecutive NBA title in the late '80s should be discarded like the faded T-shirts bearing the slogan...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 1:19 PM
Besides being a three-time NBA champion with the Miami Heat, Chicago native Dwyane Wade is also a champion of style. Regarded as one of the best-dressed players in the league, Wade's style has garnered a lot of attention.
The short pants suit he wore...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 4:42 PM
Our 5-part Saturday series continues with a look at the position battles heading into the Magic's Oct. 1 training camp.
Today: Point guard.
Ever since the Magic traded fading Steve Francis late in the 2006 season – former GM Otis Smith...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 7:23 AM
Our occasional series focusing on the Magic’s position battles heading into their Oct. 1 training camp continues.
TODAY: Point guard.
Jameer Nelson vs. Victor Oladipo.
Ever since the Magic shipped out Steve Francis in 2006 – former GM...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 5:37 AM
Here’s our 10 must-see Magic home games for the 2013-14 season:
Nov. 3: Brooklyn Nets at Magic. Brooklyn brings its traveling all-star show to Orlando and renovations are underway at Amway Center just to fit all these egos under one roof. Ex-...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 11:21 PM
It was a battle between two of baseball's biggest mystiques, and royalty was everywhere.
The New York Yankees descended upon Chavez Ravine on Tuesday night for a game that had Dodgers Chairman Mark Walter bouncing around behind the batting cage like the...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 3:14 PM
Not to mimic the DirecTV commercial, but when you no longer can stomach wall-to-wall coverage NBA summer leagues, you start to scan through all that is written about free agency and those poised to challenge the Miami Heat. And when you start to read...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 7:57 PM
The NBA has to stop acting like the NCAA.
The league fined the Houston Rockets $150,000 for – get this – talking and tweeting.
The Rockets were, in effect, punished for excessive celebation after Dwight Howard had agreed to sign as a free...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 12:52 PM
Pat Riley held his tongue. One, because it was neither the time, nor the place.
But he also has a point, even if it is a point in his best interest.
For all the concern amid the NBA playoffs about flopping and flagrant fouls, about video...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 4:00 PM
Two down, six to go!
Miami's Big Three aren't even a third of the way to fulfilling the championship pledge LeBron James made on that sorry summer day in 2010 when he sat on a stage inside AmericanAirlines Arena and said, "Not two, not three, not four,...