| Jan 28, 2015
| 12:06 PM
Bulls rookie forward Nikola Mirotic was named Wednesday as one of 20 players who will compete in the Rising Stars Challenge during the NBA All-Star weekend in February.
For the first time, the game featuring first- and second-year players will pit the...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 6:45 PM
Kobe Bryant passed Michael Jordan on the NBA's all-time career scoring list, then he helped the Lakers win their third in a row with a 100-94 victory over the Timberwolves in Minnesota.
Bryant climbed into third place behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 10:52 PM
For all the hardware he'd accumulated in his life — championship rings, MVP trophies, All-Star awards — one peculiar item heralded the imminent appearance of the NBA's third-leading scorer at a postgame news conference.
A green plastic...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 7:45 PM
BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics said goodbye to their captain and then said hello to their third straight win on Friday night.
With Rajon Rondo in Dallas courtesy of a trade that brought the Celtics three players and two draft picks, his former team...
| Dec 20, 2014
| 8:29 PM
Last week’s ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday’s games:
1. MEMPHIS: Ended Golden State’s 16-game win streak; then won back-to-back game at San Antonio in triple OT. (3)
2. GOLDEN STATE: Bounced back from having 16-...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 10:25 PM
The Clippers extended their winning streak to five games Monday night, defeating the Minnesota Timberwolves, 127-101, at Staples Center.
After trailing by six points early, the Clippers took control of the game in the second quarter and never let up,...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 3:59 PM
Somewhere, lost in the sleaze that all so often defines what college basketball has become, are the overlooked culprits. Mom and Dad.
We in the media rant on and on about AAU coaches and summer leagues and slimeball agents (is that redundant?). We...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 8:15 PM
As Shabazz Muhammad's father is sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas for conspiracy to commit fraud, UCLA faces its most significant men's basketball game since 2008. Muhammad is in the NBA now, but the off-court problems he brought to...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 1:43 PM
A federal judge sentenced the father of former UCLA basketball player Shabazz Muhammad to 37 months in prison Thursday, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Las Vegas.
Ron Holmes pleaded guilty in December in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 4:26 PM
Not sure which game Bill Plaschke was watching when he wrote such glowing compliments of UCLA's Sweet 16 performance against Florida. Defense wins games in the tournament, and the Bruins' defense, absent for much of the season, was AWOL as Florida...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 6:10 PM
Lurking beyond the NCAA tournament horizon for UCLA's basketball team is one very important question:
Will they or won't they?
Three Bruins will have NBA decisions to make once their tournament run is done. Sophomore Kyle Anderson, sophomore Jordan...