Jordan's competitive drive still legendary today

| Jan 20, 2015

Jordan's competitive drive still legendary today

This is the fifth installment from Hall of Fame writer Sam Smith’s new book “There Is No Next: NBA Legends on the Legacy of Michael Jordan.” These games were getting ridiculous. Against the Cavs on Feb. 22, 1987, Michael Jordan scored 43 points and ...

Jordan could have begun career with different team

| Dec 9, 2014

Jordan could have begun career with different team

This is the second installment from Hall of Fame writer Sam Smith’s new book “There Is No Next: NBA Legends on the Legacy of Michael Jordan.” * * * It became obvious during the last month of the 1983-84 season teams were trying to ...

Spurs set example for rest of league with consistency

| Jun 24, 2014

Spurs set example for rest of league with consistency

The great American sportswriter Grantland Rice wrote a poem, “Alumnus Football,” that ended like this: “When the One Great Scorer comes to mark against your name, He writes — not that you won or lost — but how you played the Game.” I thought ...

| Jun 10, 2014

Love in demand despite never making the playoffs

So what’s the big fuss about a player who in six seasons as his team’s best player never has played for a team with a .500 record, never has made the playoffs, has averaged missing 20 games per season with injuries and in his ...

| May 13, 2014

Cavs fire Brown again, move into position for LeBron

I don’t know about hiring Mike Brown to be your basketball coach. Well, I do know. Don’t do it. He’s awful. But I might hire him as my investment advisor. That’s because Brown will be one of the highest paid coaches in NBA history ...

| 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 ...