Basketball / NBA | NBA REPORT Jan 16, 2003

LeBron's new wheels really no big deal

NEW YORK -- What's all the frenzy and fury about LeBron James cruisin' around Akron in his new whip, a Hummer H2 purchased by mom, "To Son, With Love?" Why are some people so outraged? As long as he owns a valid license, uses seat ...

Basketball / NBA | NBA REPORT Jan 4, 2003

Suns young star Stoudemire has NBA buzzing

NEW YORK -- Just when you think Stephon Marbury might finally be maturing, he proclaims Kevin Garnett doesn't compare favorably with Suns compadre Amare Stoudemire, who barbecued his former Minnesota teammate/best friend for 38 the other night. "It's like Michael Jordan and Mario Elie." Somehow K.G. ...

Basketball / NBA | NBA REPORT Dec 26, 2002

Jail Blazers just can't stay out of trouble

NEW YORK -- And now, for your dining and dancing pleasure, we offer an encore holiday performance of the Portland Penal Colony in "The 12 Visitation Days Of Christmas." In case you silenced your satellite before the conclusion of last Friday's 113-111 Blazer win in ...

Basketball / NBA | NBA REPORT Dec 19, 2002

Grant cut after bad scene on team plane

NEW YORK -- Horace Grant always speaks his mind, though, at times, it becomes muffled by mystery. As a principal beam of four NBA championships, he is notorious for confronting teammates and chopping on coaches, not always for attribution. As the extroverted voice of the ...

Basketball / NBA | NBA REPORT Dec 12, 2002

Tomjanovich should add Washington to staff

NEW YORK -- If Sacramento Kings president Geoff Petrie, a two-time NBA Executive-of-the-Year winner, wants to earn permanent Petey Props, he will apply for the NBA's first legal exception. You know, just in case those nasty federal perjury charges force C-Note Webber to vacate the ...

Basketball / NBA | NBA REPORT Dec 5, 2002

Pierce, Walker can forget about Athens

NEW YORK -- Like teammate Paul Pierce (and Baron Davis), Antoine Walker has no chance of being asked to play on the 2004 U.S. Olympic team. Taunting Larry Brown last season, among other coaches, has come back to haunt him. Being passed over for the ...

Basketball / NBA | NBA REPORT Nov 21, 2002

Coach Brown likely to get the nod for Team USA in 2004

NEW YORK -- USA Basketball met last week in Indianapolis and its 10-member Selection Committee convened in New York over the weekend to dissect America's lousy sixth-place finish at the 2002 World Basketball Championships and to devise an invincible game plan regarding the qualifier ...