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Knicks Are Surging, But Is New York Really Ready to Contend for NBA Title?

December 17th, 2010
When LeBron James struts into Madison Square Garden this evening with the rest of his Miami Heat teammates, the fervor and electricity will be palpable. Unlike Cleveland a few weeks ago, most of the peanut gallery clamor won’t be spiteful towards James. Oh sure, there will be taunts and tawdry remarks from ...

Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard Asks Royce Reed For $500 Million

September 16th, 2010
Dwight Howard has asked Royce Reed, the mother of his son, for $500 million, TMZ reported Thursday. According to the report, the Orlando Magic’s center filed legal documents asking to be compensated for Reed violating a gag order that was supposed to prevent her from speaking to the media about their ...

LeBron James: His Justification of “The Decision” in GQ Falls on Deaf Ears

August 17th, 2010
Don’t blame this one on his posse. ESPN had nothing to do with it and neither did Jim Gray, Maverick Carter, or any of LeBron James’ other “business” partners. This is completely on LeBron. In GQ’s September issue, the magazine will run an in-depth interview with LeBron about his decision to leave Cleveland ...

Shaquille O’Neal: Could Shaq Be The Boston Celtics’ New Enforcer?

August 3rd, 2010
The 2010-2011 NBA season is set to kick off Oct. 26 with two marquee match-ups, one involving LeBron James’ new squad, the Miami Heat. Expect Chris Bosh to be taught a lesson in physicality in that game. A source told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the Miami Heat will take ...

NBA’s Culture of Gambling Feeds Guns and Violence

January 6th, 2010
Don’t get twisted, Mr. Stern. The two are unequivocally related. I’m not going to hold Gilbert Arenas over a bonfire and act like he is the poster child of guns, violence and warped behavior in the NBA. By now you are aware of Arenas’ mess, so I’ll spare you all the details. ...

Is Too Much Talent the Los Angeles Lakers’ Biggest Problem?

December 29th, 2009
Suppose everyday after school, a 16-year-old plays Madden with his 8-year-old brother. Game after game, day after day, month after month, the older brother demolishes the younger one. It’s not even close. We are talking scores of 56-3. After a while, the older boy realizes, because he is so much better than ...

Born to Ball: Kevin Durant’s Ascent to the NBA’s Elite

December 23rd, 2009
Only three years ago, this young man, with the perilously thin limbs and fluorescent smile traded, in his Longhorn burnt orange for the dying shade of Sonic green. After paying his dues for one year at Texas, Durant entered the 2007 NBA Draft as the best player on the board. If ...