Bryant passes Jordan on scoring list in win

Dec 15, 2014

Bryant passes Jordan on scoring list in win

Kobe Bryant has reached rarefied air. The Los Angeles Lakers star passed Michael Jordan for third on the NBA’s career scoring list Sunday night in a 100-94 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Bryant entered the game needing nine points to pass the icon with ...

JT to excerpt new Jordan book

Nov 23, 2014

JT to excerpt new Jordan book

The Japan Times will run excerpts from Hall of Fame writer Sam Smith’s new book “There Is No Next: NBA Legends on the Legacy of Michael Jordan” on the NBA great beginning in Wednesday’s print edition. Smith, who has written a bi-monthly column for ...

Dream Team's triumph in Barcelona still resonates across globe

Sep 15, 2014

Dream Team's triumph in Barcelona still resonates across globe

Officially, it was the U.S. Olympic team, together for just a few weeks. To the basketball world, it was the Dream Team, and its gold-medal run changed hoops forever. An American sport was transformed into a global phenomenon when Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry ...

Feb 12, 2014

Jordan's wife gives birth to twin daughters

Michael Jordan has more to be happy about than just the improved play of his NBA franchise. His wife, Yvette, has given birth to the couple’s identical twin daughters, Jordan’s spokeswoman Estee Portnoy told The Associated Press. Portnoy said Tuesday night Yvette Jordan, 35, ...