Joe Domars recalls the Pistons near trade with Kobe Bryant: ‘It was so close’

Joe Domars recalls the Pistons near trade with Kobe Bryant: ‘It was so close’

Howard Beck welcomes Hall of Famer Joe Dumars. The former Pistons Bad Boy is now the NBA’s discipline czar, part of his new role as Executive Vice President and Chief of Basketball Operations. Domar discusses his approach to the job, then reflects at length on his tenure as Pistons GM. The following text is excerpted … Read more

Derek Fisher’s departure leaves Sparks with more questions than answers

On what turned out to be Derek Fisher’s ultimate possession as Sparks coach, two of the team’s major off-season acquisitions were watched from the sideline. Against Mercury on Sunday, goalkeeper Shenedy Carter and quarterback Les Campage played 3:10 in the fourth quarter, with only one shot between them. Los Angeles has lost seven times, posting … Read more

SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey is open to major changes to March Madness

He is probably the most influential person in college athletics, said Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey On Thursday he wants to take a “fresh look” at the NCAA men’s basketball tournament — perhaps with an eye on expanding the existing 68-team stadium. Sankey warns that he is “not ready to make headlines there yet.” But … Read more

NBA Academy Hosts Inaugural Women’s Camp to Promote NCAA and WNBA Exposure

Courtesy of Nicole Sweet/NBA Academy The seven-hour time difference makes it difficult for Miky Panait to watch her favorite WNBA players live. But when the 16-year-old Romanian goalkeeper wants to capture moves from Hall of Famers receivers Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi, she turns to YouTube and goes down a rabbit hole in search of … Read more

Aidan Hutchinson sings Billie Jean in Hard Knocks: Video

1. The new season of strong blows She got off to a great start last night thanks to rising Lions defensive lineman Aiden Hutchinson. Singing for beginners during boot camp was a staple of strong blows Throughout the show’s history, however, the Michigan star took things to another level with his thrilling rendition of Michael … Read more