The NBA would have only one reason to support a move to limit Olympic basketball to players younger than 23, and that's money, writes Michael Wilbon.
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.
They aren't just a novelty anymore. The international players being drafted into the NBA are changing the league and raising questions about the state of our home-grown college basketball.
The Chicago Bulls need seasoned veterans more than promising draft picks.
LeBron James is finding out the hard way what losing can do to a man. Now maybe he can learn what losing can do for a man, too.
Take a deep breath, people, and check your hasty conclusions about Dirk and LeBron at the Game 6 door. Got it? Now, relax and enjoy this storybook series before it's too late.
With Caron Butler's reappearance "unlikely," the Mavericks are going to have to look at players already in uniform to score and support Dirk Nowitzki.
Will it affect his shot? Can he still go to his left? What about his ball-handling ability? The injury to Dirk Nowitzki's finger is shaping up as the X factor in Game 2 of the NBA Finals.