February 23, 2012 |
An All-Star lineup of current and former NBA stars is coming together tonight for an event that won't feature dunks, buzzer beaters or free throws. Instead, the group - which organizers said includes Magic Johnson , Alonzo Mourning and NBA Commissioner David Stern - will meet with President Obama for a $30,000-a-plate fundraiser at the (actual) home court of Dallas Mavericks guard Vince Carter in his Isleworth mansion. "We may see the president challenge Vince Carter to a game of H-O-R-S-E," said John Morgan , a Central Florida lawyer and Democratic booster who helped organize the event in Carter's home gym on the eve of the NBA's All-Star weekend.
January 5, 2011
Lakers tonight AT PHOENIX Time: 7:30 PST On the air: TV: Channel 9, ESPN; Radio: 710; 1330. Where: US Airways Center. Records: Lakers 24-11; Suns 14-18. Record vs. Suns: 1-1. Update: The Suns have struggled since shaking up their roster by trading Jason Richardson and Hedo Turkoglu to Orlando for Vince Carter and Marcin Gortat. The Suns have lost five of their last six games, including a 94-89 setback Sunday at Sacramento.
January 1, 2011
IT'S A BIRD, IT'S A PLANE Phoenix Coach Gentry on Clippers phenom Blake Griffin: "He's the best athlete in the league.... If guys are going to throw lobs and stuff like that, there's nobody that's even remotely close right now. "You have to make him into a basketball player. You have to make him make basketball plays, not athletic plays. " ALL WE NEED IS LOVE (CONT.) Denver Coach George Karl, on Minnesota phenom Kevin Love: "I think we made inquiries on [acquiring]
December 18, 2010
The Orlando Magic had every excuse in the world to fall flat. Pick any one of them ? they all fit fine for the Philadelphia 76ers. Lou Williams scored 24 points, Andre Iguodala had 21 and the 76ers beat the undermanned Magic 97-89 on Saturday night on a day Orlando made a pair of blockbuster trades that left the team severely short-handed for a night. Elton Brand finished with 20 points to help Philadelphia to a relatively easy victory over an Orlando team with only eight players available after two major trades.
December 18, 2010 |
In a major roster shakeup, the Orlando Magic acquired guard Gilbert Arenas from the Washington Wizards and Hedo Turkoglu and Jason Richardson from the Phoenix Suns on Saturday. The Magic traded forward Rashard Lewis for Arenas, and sent Phoenix guards Vince Carter and Mickael Pietrus and backup center Marcin Gortat . Orlando also received Earl Clark from the Suns. A preseason favorite in the Eastern Conference, Orlando had lost five of its last six games entering Saturday.
December 4, 2010
LOSING IT TNT's Kevin McHale , on a dunk by Orlando's Vince Carter , aka Half-Man, Half-Amazing: "That dunk was three-quarters man and only a quarter amazing. " YEAH, HE'S STAYING New Orleans' Chris Paul , tweeting after 12,479 saw the Hornets go 7-0 in a home win over the Clippers: "Good win for us again 2nite...gr8 not to have to play the 4th...crowds have been good but can be A LOT better, plz N.O. come out 4 us...7-0!" NON-DENIAL DENIAL Boston's Kevin Garnett , on charges by Chicago's Joakim Noah that he's "ugly," "mean" and a dirty player: "Everybody has an opinion and obviously, he had one. I'm not entertaining nor addressing nobodies.