| Mar 10, 2013
| 8:53 PM
I assume the NBA doesn't keep track of such statistics, but here's one significant piece of NBA history in which Dwight Howard can take pride: He's managed to wreck two teams in one season.
The Orlando Magic are the lowly slugs of the NBA universe,...
| 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,...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 3:40 PM
Three years ago, the Heat staged their silly pep-rally, suggesting multiple titles could be won.
LeBron James: "Not two, not three, not four, not five, not six, not seven…"
LeBron was simply playing to the crowd that summer day as Miami...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 9:04 PM
And so, right on cue, the other Heat appeared. The sluggish Heat. The error-prone Heat. The Heat that forget the game starts at tip-off, neglect to play defense and shrug at the Game 5 stakes in the NBA Finals.
San Antonio 114, Heat 104.
| Jun 12, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Let me guess: He'll be better.
"I'll be much better,'' LeBron James said.
He'll solve San Antonio's defense.
"I'll figure it out,'' he said.
He's accountable for the Game 3 meltdown.
"I take full responsibility for our team's performance,'' he...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 5:04 PM
The sign on I-74 jumped out of the darkness at a lonely Connecticut traveler Saturday night only hours after UConn had lost in Cincinnati, 40 miles to the southeast.
Exit 156. Milan.
So many folks put together "bucket lists" that demonstrate how...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 7:49 AM
Michael Jordan, today you are 50.
Now, please, Michael Jordan — please call Wilfred Santiago.
Wilfred Santiago lives in Skokie, and when I asked him if he would contact you, he paused for several seconds then said, startled, as...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 7:55 AM
It never should’ve been that difficult, but the Bulls finally put away the dogbreath Charlotte Bobcats at home Monday night.
At least they didn’t lose, right? The Bulls dumped a game to those Charlotte chumps at home earlier this season, and...
| May 1, 2013
| 8:29 PM
NEW YORK — They showed up Wednesday at Madison Square Garden wearing black. They left wearing some egg on their faces.
Somewhere between deciding they would dress appropriately for the Celtics' funeral and J.R. Smith's deciding that New York...
| May 4, 2013
| 5:49 PM
Not one. Not two. Not three. Not …
"You know you're about to get your fourth MVP?" Dwyane Wade said to LeBron James the other day as they sat in the Heat's training room. "And it's your fourth in five years?"
"I'm still a kid from Akron,''...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 4:32 PM
In summary, TNT's Charles Barkley thinks Magic GM Otis Smith isn't getting enough credit for his attempts to keep Dwight Howard while Shaquille O'Neal and Kenny Smith believe the Otis Smith hasn't done enough to keep Howard involved in trade talks....