| Feb 15, 2014
| 5:01 PM
NEW ORLEANS — The kids are taking over the place.
You can't toss a string of beads in the French Quarter this weekend without hitting a wide-eyed NBA All-Star.
The festivities have become one extended Rising Stars Challenge between the six...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 10:45 PM
LeBron James scored 31 points, Dwyane Wade added 23 and the Heat used a huge third quarter to run away and eventually rout the New York Knicks, 108-82, on Thursday night at Miami.
James donned a dark mask to protect his broken nose and was clearly...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 11:45 AM
In the fourth quarter of Thursday's game between the Miami Heat and the Oklahoma City Thunder, LeBron James was struck in the face by Serge Ibaka's wrist as he went up for a dunk.
James fell to the floor on his hands and knees, then writhed on the...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 10:03 PM
CHICAGO -- Joakim Noah had 20 points and 12 rebounds, D.J. Augustin scored 22 and the Chicago Bulls beat the Miami Heat, 95-88, in overtime Sunday after Jimmy Butler blocked LeBron James at the end of regulation.
Dwyane Wade scored 25 for Miami, but...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 9:47 PM
On a night of celebration, there were two surprising, strange sights: LeBron James back on Cleveland's bench, and the New York Knicks back in the NBA playoff chase.
Carmelo Anthony shook off a congested chest and a horrid shooting start to score 26...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 3:51 PM
For old-timer's sake
Washington Wizards Coach Randy Wittman, on the collective play of Andre Miller, 37, Al Harrington, 34, and Drew Gooden, 32: "We had the AARP group in there. It was doing pretty good. You can see it in practice and out here on the...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 8:19 AM
After LeBron James hit a game-winning shot Wednesday to lead his Miami Heat past the Golden State Warriors, Warriors guard Mark Jackson was effusive in his praise of James, saying he will go down as one of the greatest ever.
Earlier in the week, James...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 5:30 PM
ESPN bills itself as the Worldwide Leader in Sports. Based on that, women's basketball is bigger worldwide than the Winter Olympics.
Nothing against the Connecticut Huskies, but do they really warrant more airtime than Bode Miller, the U.S. women's...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 9:42 AM
LeBron James has turned the NBA Slam Dunk Contest into a joke.
Not that it wasn't pretty much one already, with so many big names not taking part (this year is the first time as many as three All Stars are competing since 1998) and theatrics often...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 9:43 PM
at Utah 94, Miami 89:Marvin Williams scored 23 points and rookie Trey Burke hit a jump shot with 24 seconds remaining to lift the Utah Jazz to a 94-89 victory over the Miami Heat on Saturday night.
Trailing 87-79 after Williams hit two three-pointers,...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 5:10 PM
Some Lakers fans were undoubtedly hoping General Manager Mitch Kupchak would pull a Pat Haden and meet his embattled coach on the tarmac at Los Angeles International Airport late Thursday night before he could board the team plane and coach another game....