| Apr 29, 2014

Kerr qualified to coach Knicks but may pass on chance

When Steve Kerr was a star senior guard at the University of Arizona in 1988, students at a game at rival Arizona State shouted, “PLO, PLO,” and “Go back to Beirut” at Kerr. Kerr’s father, Malcolm, the president of the American University of Beirut, ...

| Apr 15, 2014

No sign of 'Showtime' in future for listing Lakers

Hey, everyone has a bad decade or so. Welcome to the Los Angeles Lakers’ future. Uniforms, history and tradition don’t win. It’s talent, and unless the Lakers get very fortunate they’re likely to be in for a long ride down. The Celtics, the gold ...

| Apr 1, 2014

Jackson's stay with Warriors may be nearing the end

The Golden State Warriors are having one of the most successful seasons in franchise history. This exciting team with a backcourt already with a nickname — the Splash Brothers of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson — has a chance to be just the fourth ...

| Mar 18, 2014

Jackson certain to win in New York like everywhere else

Kobe Bryant for five championships played for Phil Jackson. In his seven seasons playing for coaches other than Jackson he got none. Michael Jordan won six championships playing for Phil Jackson. In his eight seasons not playing for Jackson, Jordan won zero. LeBron James ...

| Mar 4, 2014

Dumars the likely fall guy for Detroit's recent failures

Can someone get that dumb that fast? The truth is it happens in sports all the time. The Dallas Cowboys of the NFL were “America’s team” winning Super Bowls. Until they haven’t for about 20 years. The Boston Celtics were the NBA’s greatest ever ...

| Feb 4, 2014

Stern retires as pro sports' best commissioner ever

David Stern left his job, his passion really, as NBA commissioner last Saturday after 30 years as the league’s top executive. He also leaves as the greatest commissioner in the history of American sports. Some would say Pete Rozelle, who presided over the spectacular ...

| Jan 21, 2014

Durant rapidly emerging as best player in the game

LeBron James could once again be the big free agent story of the NBA this summer if he elects to exercise his opt out clause and leave the Miami Heat. If he doesn’t, perhaps it would be Carmelo Anthony, who could leave the New ...

| Jan 7, 2014

Love of the game: Bynum never seemed to have it

There’s considerable freedom in the United States these days. It truly was the first modern democracy where, at least in theory, citizens could choose to become anything they wanted. Unless, of course, you are very tall. Because if you are very tall and don’t ...

| Dec 10, 2013

Kidd being made scapegoat for King's incompetence

Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King is a genius. Perhaps it doesn’t suggest so the way he’s just about destroyed the franchise. The Nets went into this past weekend, before beating Milwaukee on Saturday, with a 5-14 record after a pair of embarrassing blowout ...