Chris Broussard talks to a pair of NBA scouts, who explain why the Knicks, Pacers, Grizzlies and Clippers are the most likely "sleeper" candidates to go on a Mavericks-like run this postseason.
Michael Wilbon runs down what he expects in the NBA's second half.
The NBA season will be fast, furious and frenetic. (Beautiful? Maybe not so much.) And as it opens, the spotlight shines on LeBron James (doesn't it always?) and the Heat. Again.
The NBA will finally open, two months later than usual, to which we say: Season's Greetings! Christmas Day is the right time to tip off the season.
He brought so much more than his unparallelled combination of size, skill and talent to the NBA. The league will sorely miss Shaq's playfulness, charisma and showmanship, too.
A conversation with Kobe. As he arrives in Chicago for a rematch with the Bulls, he says Derrick Rose's team has joined the Spurs, the Celtics and the Heat as contenders for his Lakers' crown.
As he arrives in Chicago for a rematch with the Bulls, Kobe Bryant says Derrick Rose's team is starting to look like a contender.