| Jul 29, 2012
| 5:30 PM
Go ahead, admit it. You like this LeBron James.
You like our country's best basketball ambassador at the Olympics, the greatest all-around player in the world already proving it at these Games.
You like how James defers to elder statesman Kobe Bryant...
| Aug 2, 2012
When Mike Krzyzewski visited Hampton in April, recruiting for Duke at the Boo Williams Nike event, we spoke briefly about the United States national team he was set to coach for a second consecutive Olympics. Center Dwight Howard was sidelined with a back...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 3:21 PM
A lot of Knicks fans were upset when their team didn’t resign Jeremy Lin, but a 5-year-old named Naim was crushed. Naim’s dad put this video on YouTube where none other than Jeremy Lin saw it.
Lin did what few other mega celebrity athletes...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 10:55 AM
Heat beat writer
Heat in 6 games
This is not your typical No. 2 vs. No. 7 series, and the Heat will have to respect the Knicks' outside shooting and not get caught being overaggressive in rotations. These playoffs are about far more than...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 4:40 PM
Don't write off Lakers
It's still kind of hard to write off the Lakers. You have to think a team with Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and Dwight Howard will at some point get things together. The Lakers will be the surprise team...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 1:33 PM
It's bad luck that we'll never get to see Michael Jordan play against LeBron James in their primes. With MJ turning 50 earlier this week, we got to relive Jordan's greatest hits on every platform imaginable.
And hey, the Miami Heat are in town Thursday....
| Jan 20, 2013
| 3:02 PM
Until Jan. 13, Tony Gonzalez had spent more time in the Miami Heat locker room than in an NFL playoff-winning locker room.
You can look it up.
It is why, as they boarded the bus for Monday's practice in Salt Lake City, the conversation...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Jamal Crawford, the Clippers super-sub guard, was not picked as a reserve for the NBA All-Star game in Houston Feb. 17.
NBA head coaches selected 14 reserves for the East and West teams. Crawford, in his 13th NBA season, has never made an All-Star...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 11:20 PM
Tennis--Australian Open, men’s semifinal, same-day tape, 11 a.m. (ESPN2); women’s championship, 2 a.m. (ESPN2)
Cycling--Tour Down Under, Stage 4, same-day tape, 2:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
NBA Basketball--Minnesota Timberwolves at...
| Jan 26, 2013
| 11:10 AM
The Los Angeles Lakers may yet impact the NBA championship race.
Although perhaps not the way Jerry Buss, Jim Buss, Jeanie Buss or busloads of fans in the Southland anticipated.
With every Lakers loss making it clearer that the mix is not...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 8:19 PM
No Rajon Rondo, no problem this time for the Boston Celtics.
Playing without their suspended All-Star point guard, the defending Atlantic Division champions received big efforts from their other established players to come through with a much-needed...