ABA eyes PHL travel team

The American Basketball Association (ABA Global) has started to revamp key franchises in preparation for the 2014 regular season games starting in November. Florida’s Jacksonville Giants, Texas Fuel and the Los Angeles Slam are leading the way to improve television coverage,...

Obama honors champion Fil-Am Spoelstra and the Miami Heat at White House

WASHINGTON, January 15, 2014 (AFP) – President Barack Obama welcomed the NBA champion Miami Heat back to the White House on Tuesday, congratulating them on winning their second title in as many years. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and their teammates attended the...

Lakers snap 5-game skid, but Andrew Bynum injured

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Andrew Bynum awkwardly sprawled onto the court, staying down for an uncomfortably long moment. The 7-foot center then walked cautiously to the locker room with more than one teammate staring at his perpetually problematic knees. The Los Angeles Lakers...

Lakers beat NBA-best Spurs for 7th straight win

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Kobe Bryant agreed it might have been the Lakers’ best game so far. It technically wasn’t the worst for the San Antonio Spurs , though it often looked that way. The Lakers may not catch the NBA’s winningest team for the No. 1 seed in...

Some 2011 resolutions fulfilled early for many NBA players, teams

By Ian Thomsen While the rest of us are contriving our unlikely resolutions for the New Year, the league’s players, coaches and teams are already two months into their season. Therefore, we can applaud those who have begun to fulfill their own noble intentions since last...

Kobe’s relapse into his youthful selfishness contributing to Lakers’ desperate slide

By Charley Rosen OK, the Lakers claimed that the piece of coal that the Heat presented them with on Christmas Day was due to their lack of focus and their failure to approach the game with an appropriate sense of urgency. And after being publicly berated by both Phil Jackson and...