The Boston Celtics spent last week in enemy territory, daring to venture into Los Angeles to spend some time together. They scrimmaged at UCLA, ate lunch at Roscoe's Chicken & Waffles and hung out at the homes of Paul Pierce... more »
There is a story about the Nets’ first year in New Jersey that seems apocryphal, but is more prologue than fiction.
They were known as the Americans back then — “Amerks” to the headline writers — and they played at the Teaneck Armory, a Depression-era fortress that was best suited for dog shows and roller derby, though it served its purpose during their inaugural 1967-68 season in the American Basketball Association.
The Nets actually finished tied for the final playoff berth that year and were scheduled to host the one-game play-in contest against the Kentucky Colonels on March 23, 1968.
Alas, the Armory wasn’t available that day (the circus was in town, in a fitting irony), and the game had to be moved to Commack Arena on Long Island.
On the day before the Heat start again, the Thursday before they roll out basketballs in practice as champions, here was their coach showing everyone how to approach this new world. Erik Spoelstra had been sitting at a table... more »
Dwyane Wade sat for questions first at the Heat’s annual media-day sessions Friday, the fruits of respect and seniority, and near the end a disembodied voice instructed reporters, “Last question.”It was LeBron James... more »
NBA teams playing preseason games overseas open training camp Friday. Everyone else begins early next week.And just like every October, each team has pressing issues that need addressed by the time the season tips off Oct.... more »
Ten and 12 may be the new lucky numbers in Las Vegas. Those are the jersey numbers of recent Lakers acquisitions Steve Nash and Dwight Howard, otherwise known as the saviors of a franchise that stumbled in the Western Conference... more »