It was an NBA career with 977 games played and two championships won. Yet, beyond the games and accolades, perhaps the biggest mark newly retired NBA player, Shane Battier, made during his career was off of the court.
Last season was the worst Lakers record since moving the franchise from Minneapolis in 1960. The team missed the playoffs for only the second time in the last two decades. Is this an aberration or the start of a long decline?
There are several factors aside from money and basketball, primarily related to his marketability, which will weigh heavy on James and his agent's minds in coming days and weeks.
I am a neurotic, handwringing New Yorker and Phil Jackson is a Zen Master. He will continue to move forward on his mission to bring a championship to New York, with or without Melo and whatever the outcome, he probably won't lose any sleep.
The NBA Draft is tonight and by now we've all heard and read about the top picks ad nauseum. But what about that next tier of prospects -- the dudes that won't hear their names called until Adam Silver hits double-digits?
Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith were very wrong about the NBA's best coach, and their integrity as high-profile, respected sports journalists should compel them to say so.
It's almost comical to think back to the first season of the Heat's Big Three and remember that there was a serious power struggle between LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. Fans everywhere were legitimately unsure of who was truly the better player and who should be the alpha dog.
Analysts have speculated that the seven-time NBA All-Star would either re-sign with the Knicks or become a member of the Chicago Bulls or Houston Rockets. However, as you're about to find out, the Dallas Mavericks are the best fit for 'Melo.
This great World Cup 2014 of shocks and beautiful, counterattacking football continued on, in its three Friday games, with even more treats being offered up this weekend -- Germany vs Ghana on June 21, Belgium vs Russia, and Dempsey's USA vs Ronaldo's Portugal on June 22.
Professional sports commissioners and team owners should follow President Obama's lead and ban LGBT discrimination on the field and in the locker room, in boardrooms and contracting, among fans and employees -- and they should do it now, in this national month of Gay Pride.
Obama has plantar fasciitis (heel pain), according to his Presidential health exam, and perhaps basketball has something to do with it. It is well know that Obama plays basketball regularly, and now joins the ranks of the many NBA players with the painful condition.
You can win a championship but still not be a great team. You can have many great players and not win a championship. That's because the whole is less than the sum of its parts.
The moment everybody was waiting for was here. It was the rematch. Miami vs. San Antonio. The older and wiser San Antonio Spurs were up against the hu...
These Carmelo rumors are just that for now. But the arguments against player-driven super teams are exceedingly weak, because they're built not on any concrete, credible concerns about the future of the league. Instead, they derive from a more basic anxiety about the undermining of the social order.
When both teams are at their best, the Spurs motion O is a perfect foil to the Heat's trappy D: San Antonio flows quickly from one action into the next, each player cutting constantly as the ball whips around, in search of the open man.
The Heat ask Bosh to fill a near-impossible role: to play like a Nowitzki-Aldridge hybrid, but without the post-touches that help those guys get into an offensive rhythm.