Eric Neel was bred to hate the Celtics. But this team, this big three, is creating a problem for him.
The final score says it wasn't much of game: Lakers 82, Bulls 72. But Eric Neel's notebook reveals plenty of good things are happening for the Lakers.
Eric Neel sees good things with Phil Jackson reuniting with Kobe and teaching the young guys how to win.
Sure, the underdog makes for a nice story. But Eric Neel says this NBA season isn't made for Cinderella.
Fundamentals are good, sure; but Eric Neel says it's the pieces of flair that set NBA basketball apart from other sports.
That tournament the NCAA holds isn't the only one in town. Eric Neel takes a look at the NBA bracket.
Kevin Garnett's Wolves were supposed to be title contenders. And no superstar needs a ring more than he does.
A new era begins on Christmas Day, when Shaq and Kobe face off -- the question is, how will it play out?
He may not score 20 a game. He's not going to dunk on you. But old-school Steve Nash deserves the NBA MVP so far.
What a first month of NBA ball it has been! Eric wonders if it's been the craziest 30 days in NBA history.
The Lakers are struggling and Page 2's Eric Neel wonders if Kobe wishes he had signed with the Clippers.
Whatever the results of the Shaq-Kobe separation, one thing's for sure -- it will be exciting to watch.
The Lakers may not be doomed without The Big Fella -- if Kobe changes his philosophy.
No wonder Kobe Bryant didn't sign with the Clippers. Have you forgotten their heartbreaking history?
The Pistons may be beating up on his Lakers, but Eric Neel still thinks Detroit is a joy to watch.
Game 2 seemed like a sad ending of sorts for Gary Payton, and a promising beginning for Luke Walton.