| Apr 11, 2014
| 3:38 PM
Look elsewhere in this newspaper for expert analysis of University of Connecticut basketball star Shabazz Napier's remarkable skill on the court. I hail him for his candor and willingness to speak truth to power last week as he declaimed on the conditions...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 10:59 AM
UCF coach Donnie Jones sat down earlier this week to look back on the 2013-14 season and look forward to what the Knights need to do ahead of their second season in the American Athletic Conference.
But Jones also has a unique perspective on the UConn-...
| May 16, 2014
| 4:03 PM
Much of the NBA draft is about upside and projection.
Accomplished, proven, four-year players like Shabazz Napier can fall by the wayside.
The heart and soul of UConn's national-championship team averaged 21.2 points in the NCAA Tournament, yet has more...
| May 22, 2014
| 4:48 PM
Kevin Ollie has maintained all along that his heart was at UConn. Now he has a new five-year contract to remain as coach of the Huskies.
"Thank you, God, for opening up so many doors, for me to be working in Storrs," Ollie tweeted just after 2 p.m....
| Jun 18, 2014
| 5:22 PM
The Lakers are a week away from their reward for an unforgettably rough season.
Philadelphia, Milwaukee and tons of other teams can also start replenishing their roster in next Thursday's NBA draft after unspeakably bad seasons.
This is all...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 6:29 PM
The Lakers worked out a handful of players again Friday morning, potential picks in next Thursday's NBA draft who may or may not be part of their future.
But one player they covet was on an operating table.
Kansas center Joel Embiid had surgery Friday...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 3:10 PM
The NBA draft is Thursday at 7 p.m. (ESPN) at the Barclays Center in New York.
Mock drafts have Kansas forward Andrew Wiggins, Duke forward Jabari Parker and Australian guard Dante Exum as locks to be picked in the top 5. However, Kentucky forward...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 1:52 PM
The Orlando Magic will have difficult choices to make when the 2014 NBA Draft is held Thursday night.
The team can go in almost a dizzying number of directions with its two first-round picks, fourth overall and 12th overall.
Here's a look at some of...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 3:25 PM
Thirty-eight players from UConn have been chosen in the NBA draft, beginning with Toby Kimball in 1965, and 18 have gone in the first round. The Huskies have made a habit of sending quality guards to the NBA. Shabazz Napier, projected to be drafted in the...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 12:18 PM
NEW YORK – The talking is done, the workouts — 10 of them — are behind him. Now, Shabazz Napier will sit and wait for his name to be called.
"My body of work has proven a lot," Napier said Wednesday at a press conference in Times...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 9:14 PM
NEW YORK — LeBron James saw what he did. We all saw what he did. As a junior, Shabazz Napier pulled one overtime rabbit out of a hat after another. As a senior, Napier took a team that nobody picked for the Final Four and led UConn to a national...