| Apr 20, 2013
| 4:34 PM
You gotta love it, baby!
Former West Virginia University basketball standout, NBA player and professional broadcaster Rodney "Hot Rod" Hundley is coming to Martinsburg as part of the Chocolate Fest and Book Faire on Saturday, April 27.
| Apr 17, 2013
| 1:39 PM
I sat on the floor for the Clipper-Laker game at Staples Center in seats right next to the Lakers bench on April 7. What a revelation.
The NBA we experience on television and in higher seats is perceived very differently than courtside. It highlighted...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 7:28 PM
Earlier this season, when Kobe Bryant was in the middle of a mindless streak during which he played at least 40 minutes in 10 consecutive games, his coach could only laugh about it.
"I told him they'll put a statue of him at Staples [Center] but it...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 4:31 PM
All the votes have been tallied, and we are now ready to reveal the Orlando Magic's most valuable player for the 2012-13 season.
No, it's not veteran point guard Jameer Nelson.
And it's not young power forward Tobias Harris.
It's not even up-and-...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Every now and then, because he's led the most fascinating life in basketball history, Pat Riley's past and present collide. It happened in those vicious Heat-Knicks playoffs. It happened when he took Shaquille O'Neal from the Los Angeles Lakers.
| Mar 20, 2013
| 5:28 AM
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. OBAMA AIMS TO REASSURE ISRAEL OF US SUPPORT
The president arrived today for his first visit since taking office to a country eager to hear his...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 7:22 PM
So much for the popular sentiment Indiana presents the Heat a problem because of their size and frontline muscle. And so much for the idea Indiana is lying in the weeds for a coming playoff matchup.
Heat 105, Indiana 91
That's a storyline killer,...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 6:33 PM
The text messages or phone calls to Magic power forward Tobias Harris come weekly from the legend.
He often receives them after games from the 60-year-old man in Texas. Generations apart, they have little in common but basketball.
| Mar 9, 2013
| 6:43 AM
Blowouts. Narrow margins of victory. Lucky breaks. Overwhelming opponents with superior skills.
It all adds up to a pair of remarkable streaks in Miami and Chicago.
Yet, the funny thing about these testaments to consistent success: They don't mean...
| Mar 3, 2013
It took several cups of coffee and a couple of hours one recent morning to realize there was still so much more to know about Jerry Buss.
The coffee was shared with Bob Steiner, Buss' longtime public relations advisor and general confidant. We...
| Mar 3, 2013
Jerry Buss was so strongly associated with the Lakers and their championships that it's easy to forget he was the Kings' second owner — and that they were more to him than a throw-in item when he bought the Lakers, the Forum, the Kings and a 13,000-...