| 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
| 8:55 PM
NEW YORK – The route didn’t go quite as anticipated, but Shabazz Napier ended up in Miami.
Napier became the 19th UConn player selected in the first round when the Charlotte Hornets selected him with the 24th pick. But as soon as the pick...
| 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...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 9:15 AM
The Miami Heat apparently did something smart toward persuading LeBron James to return to the team.
They seemed to have acquired his favorite young player, UConn point guard Shabazz Napier, who was selected by the Charlotte Hornets at No. 24 then traded...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 3:45 PM
NEW YORK — If Shabazz Napier was antsy on draft night, so was Pat Riley. The Heat kept trying to work a trade to move up in the NBA draft and get Napier but could not find a willing partner.
Riley, the Heat's president, later used the word...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 6:24 PM
STORRS – What Shabazz Napier started at UConn, Jalen Adams will continue.
Adams, one of the top guard prospects in the Class of 2015, made an oral commitment to attend UConn on Monday morning.
"I was sold on the program," Adams said by phone...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 2:19 PM
STORRS — Watching UConn play the past couple of years, one area of need has stood out.
Freshman Rakim Lubin, who began classes this week, envisions himself muscling his way into the Huskies mix.
"Physicality and a lot of rebounding, that'...
| 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 9, 2014
| 9:42 PM
NEW YORK — The last time Jonathan Quick played at Madison Square Garden he was with the Pee Wee Rangers. It was 16 years ago. He was 12.
On Monday night, in his first NHL appearance in Manhattan, the Connecticut kid was as big as the stage, as...