When Dwight Howard becomes a free agent on July 1, he has a chance to rectify the damage he's done to his reputation by making a necessary, bold move. He should sign with Houston.
The impatience the Lakers showed is commonplace across sports. A Finals appearance, much less a championship, does little to ensure a future job among fans and owners concerned with the here and now.
It's a strange NBA world right now. Thirty-five is the new 25, and rivalries among players and teams seem to be as shallow as a Kim Kardashian marriage.
Andrew Bynum was having such a spectacular year, it seemed to be a foregone conclusion that trading him was out of the question. Given his actions in the first round of the playoffs, it shouldn't be.
Metta World Peace should be held to a higher and different standard. He needs to be suspended at least 10 games, and league officials would be justified if they decided on an indefinite suspension.
Tough to nitpick Shaq's fabulous 19-year career, but the truth is that he could've done even more than he did.
The easiest way for the NBA and NFL to solve their labor issues is to imitate one another. Smaller franchises need more equitable revenue sharing and the ability to protect stars.
Can Lakers forward Pau Gasol win the NBA MVP award? He should be in the early conversation despite Kobe Bryant's shadow and past prejudices about his game.
Thanks to a firm hand and an insistence on doing things his way, the Suns' Alvin Gentry can finally see how the other half lives in the NBA. Even down 2-0 to the Lakers, the view is nice.
LeBron and D-Wade in the same uniform on the same team? Sure, it works in the Olympics and it'll work at the All-Star Game in Dallas. But in the NBA? A surefire nightmare.
It was a different time when Ron Artest and the Pacers took on the Pistons and their fans five years ago. But how much has really changed?
Betrayal and backbiting -- that is what Magic and Isiah have come to. That's just wrong. And sad.
Our ESPN Page 2 columnist forecasts the regular-season outcome for the Eastern Conference
Kobe has three rings. The Celtics' stars have none. But it's Kobe who's facing the most pressure now. Why? Because his legacy is on the line.
The NBA MVP award has become as warped as the Academy Awards -- which is why Kobe Bryant will win this year over Chris Paul.
Nowitzki or Nash for MVP? If you're a Dirk supporter, you need to work on making your case, writes Jemele Hill.