| May 23, 2015
| 12:03 PM
"With the 10th pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, the Miami Heat . . . "
Adam Silver might not even get that deep into the conversation on June 25 at Barclays Center.
Not with Preemptive Pat involved in the process.
While Tuesday's lottery was about...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 3:20 PM
You never used to wish for it, but it's becoming the best time of year for Magic fans: The end of the season – and the suffering.
It'll all be over but the pouting after Wednesday night in Brooklyn. Then the Magic can file away a dismal 2014-15 and...
| Feb 28, 2015
| 7:22 AM
With his emotional postgame interview after Wednesday night's victory over the Orlando Magic, Henry Walker made it clear just how meaningful this second NBA chance has become with the Miami Heat.
And yet when he hears play calls from the bench, it's...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 7:34 PM
The Magic announced Tuesday that James Borrego will finish the season as interim coach, and I can't help but root for him.
He's Rudy and Rocky rolled into one. He's such a big underdog to permanently keep the job that even the ant trying to move that...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 10:43 AM
The answer to where the Miami Heat are headed could come as early as Saturday, with the Heat resuming their schedule with a back-to-back set that opens Friday at Madison Square Garden against New York Knicks and continues with a Saturday home game against...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 6:12 AM
TV/radio: 7 p.m. Tuesday; CSN, WMVP-AM 1000.
Storylines: The entertaining and mystifying DeMarcus Cousins comes to town. After hitting a game-winning jumper against the Suns on Sunday, he asked: "How you gonna stop God's plan?" The fifth-year center...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 7:31 AM
First, the reality: NBA teams don't tank. At least not when it comes to the perception of playing to lose. Coaches coach to win; players play to win. Always. Example A was the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena.
| Nov 22, 2014
| 9:03 PM
Hampton Coliseum and Norfolk Scope, our region's largest arenas, are functional at best. They are old, unappealing and lack prevailing amenities.
A chairback seat, box of popcorn and supersized soda for the rank-and-file? Sure.
A well-appointed suite,...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 6:28 PM
Orlando Magic GM Rob Hennigan called a news conference Thursday to announce the firing of head coach Jacque Vaughn.
Here's hoping that next year at this time, the Magic aren't calling another news conference to announce the firing of Hennigan himself....
| Nov 29, 2014
| 8:05 AM
"We were a little late to that party." -- Pat Riley, in late July, on the Miami Heat's free-agency pursuit of Carmelo Anthony.
Of course they were. There were, after all, other priorities earlier that month, including what proved to be misguided...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 6:07 PM
Just five games. That's probably the difference between Jacque Vaughn keeping his job as Magic coach and being the foreman fired on this construction project.
If Vaughn has just five more wins, bringing his total to 20, I don't think we're having a...