| May 22, 2013
| 5:15 AM
Busy with my life of slinging brilliant insight and watching as much NBA playoff basketball as I can manage, I’d pledged to catch only the second half of Tuesday night’s Memphis-San Antonio game, and in doing so completely forgot to watch...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 7:00 PM
With All-Star forward Kevin Durant sitting out Friday night against the Boston Celtics, the Oklahoma City Thunder will play a game for the first time since 2008, when the franchise relocated from Seattle, without either Durant or point guard Russell...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 1:48 PM
After each game the Orlando Magic play, rookie guard Victor Oladipo attempts to watch a recording of that game from start to finish. He hopes to identify things he could've done better and then apply those lessons to the next time he steps onto the court....
| Jul 16, 2012
| 7:09 AM
The debate raging these days between those arguing whether this year’s U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team could compete with the Dream Team of 20 years ago is not answered simply by a generational divide.
I for one, being of sound mind and...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 10:17 PM
The Orlando Magic know they can count on Dwight Howard.
Maybe they can start counting on young Earl Clark.
Both of them made the Magic's 111-88 trouncing of the trade-depleted Oklahoma City Thunder possible Friday night.
Howard provided a dominant...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 8:48 PM
Thunder and Bulls
I'll take the team with the Big Three, but not the LeBron-Wade-Bosh combo. I'll go with the Durant-Westbrook-Harden triumvirate that makes the Thunder an even more lethal offensive club than the...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 1:03 PM
Kobe Bryant and LeBron James have had an interesting history.
Nike hoped its puppet commercials featuring both players two years ago would foretell an NBA Finals matchup between the Lakers and Cavaliers. Instead, Cleveland fell to Orlando in the...
| Sep 30, 2012
| 4:06 PM
Heat is on the Heat
The Miami Heat better figure out a way to defend without flopping.
OK, so that's not entirely fair to a defensive team schooled in the principles of Pat Riley. Erik Spoelstra is a terrific defensive...
| May 23, 2012
| 12:09 PM
Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard on Wednesday was named to the NBA all-defensive first team for the fourth consecutive season.
Howard finished ahead of 2011-12 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Tyson Chandler. The New York Knicks center was named to the...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 8:57 PM
Thunder too talented
Thunder in six. If Chris Bosh were fully healthy, there might be an issue of overall talent. The Thunder simply come from too many directions with too many weapons.
LeBron James and Dwyane Wade will have...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 8:53 AM
Oklahoma City is saddled with a 2-1 NBA Finals deficit, but the team is still talking tough.
The Thunder's Serge Ibaka told reporters he hasn't been impressed by Miami Heat star LeBron James' defense."LeBron is not a good defender," Ibaka said.