| Dec 15, 2012
| 8:02 PM
PHILADELPHIA — His life has already been one of amazing accomplishment on and off the court.
So it's a thrill to meet him.
I don't get the opportunity often to talk to someone who is almost my age and still playing professional basketball,...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 11:40 PM
The unraveling of the Lakers over the season's first few weeks was so complete that not even purple-and-gold pugilist George Karl could enjoy it.
The Denver Nuggets coach, you may recall, made his feelings for the team that has repeatedly knocked him out...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 9:42 PM
Most of us don't speak West Virginian.
It's a tricky language, but just part of the job now as we get to know Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni and what he's really saying when he speaks.
For example, I wanted to know if anyone has ever used the expression...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 11:30 PM
One of the most hyped teams in NBA history fell exhaustedly into the playoffs Wednesday.
Appropriately, it happened with only three hours left in the season. Fittingly, it was clinched when they were just standing around.
Ten minutes before the...
| Apr 30, 2013
We have a major difference of opinion.
And I understand why you are wrong.
You began the season thinking, and being told by the media, the Lakers were going to be great because they had so much talent.
You didn't get it in the first five games, so Mike...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 10:54 PM
BOSTON -- So Mike D'Antoni, Kobe Bryant and everyone else wanted Dwight Howard to rush back. For this?
Talk about a pain in the shoulder.
The Lakers were trailing by 26 after three quarters to the hated Celtics, officially designating this as an...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 6:38 PM
In the final minutes of the final night of the regular season, one of the NBA's freshest stars was met in front of the basket by one of the NBA's most frustrating stars.
James Harden was on his way up. Dwight Howard was standing still. It was the...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 8:05 PM
You mean we have to do it again?
Winning a second consecutive NBA title with the same core group of players can be like dealing with two children: It isn't twice as hard, it's exponentially more tiring and headache-inducing than handling the first....
| Apr 20, 2013
| 11:00 PM
The Clippers have now sold out 92 straight home games with Saturday night's playoff victory in Staples Center.
I have always thought it fascinating that there are 19,060 Clippers fans in all of Southern California and every one of them goes to every home...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 4:00 PM
The last time they tried this, it didn't go so well.
The last time the Lakers attempted to win a playoff series without Kobe Bryant, they had home-court advantage, a future Hall of Famer, and absolutely no chance.
The year was 1996, and after lurching...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 6:05 PM
SAN ANTONIO — He was the last one to climb off the trainer's table, trudging through the musty high school gym Monday with the pained look of a kid who had just left detention.
"It's not great," Steve Nash said, shaking his head. "It's not going...