It's become an annual question for commissioner David Stern: Can the NBA do something about teams that sit stars? Maybe this debate is about something else.
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.
LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and other athletes who are speaking up in protest of the Trayvon Martin shooting have changed the role of sports in social activism forever, and for good.
Some of the things NBA players are demanding from owners are fair, just and deserved. But if Billy Hunter and the players are expecting the public to embrace their side, they have sorely miscalculated.
It'll never get any better than this for Jason Kidd, which makes it the ideal time for him to walk away from his Hall of Fame career.
Prime One Twelve the place for athletes to be seen in Miami.
Five years ago, he was in the Finals with the Mavericks. Now, he's in the NBA's version of no-man's land. But if you think Josh Howard is bitter, think again.
Tough to nitpick Shaq's fabulous 19-year career, but the truth is that he could've done even more than he did.
Pity the loser of this NBA Finals because either Dirk Nowitzki or LeBron James will put his legacy on a different course.
Here's a cold dose of reality for Knicks fans reveling in the Carmelo Anthony acquisition: Chances are, he won't turn the franchise around.
First, it was Shaquille O'Neal dissing him. Now it's Kevin Durant. But what's not to like about Chris Bosh? And more to the point, where would the Heat be without the "RuPaul of big men?"
It seems as though there is no longer an ironclad rule in sports that if athletes want to prove their mettle, they go to New York.
Miami's poshest places are cashing in on LeBron mania in South Beach.
LeBron James has brought star power back to Miami, the Heat.
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?