Posted on: June 25, 2009 4:27 pm

The NBA draft and Shaq goes to Cleveland

Deep impact

Neither went to college. One's from Europe. The other went there for his apprenticeship. Yet Brandon Jennings and Ricky Rubio are prospects who will impact tonight's draft from picks 2-6, Ken Berger says. Column

Mock Drafts | B/R | Berger: Buzz | Talk!

Top 50: Bottom's up

Who is the NFL's best player? How about the 50 best? Well, let's just cool our jets a bit. Pete Prisco fires out his much-debated annual list, and we start by rolling out his Nos. 26-50 and those who just missed. Full story

Prisco: 2008 Top 50 | 2007 Top 50 | 2006 Top 50 | Fantasy

The Big Cuyahoga

LeBron can smile. Shaq is in the house thanks to the Suns taking Big Ben, Sasha Pavlovic and a second-round pick. For Cleveland, the trade is worth the risk, Ken Berger says. | Ratto: Noisemaker, no game-changer

Berger: LBJ extension | Doyel: Happy for LBJ | Rumors | Yo!

Posted on: June 15, 2009 10:48 am

Lakers capture 15th title in fine fashion

Sweet 15

Kobe and Phil get their statement championship. The Lakers beat the Magic 99-86 for their 15th title, giving Phil Jackson his 10th ring to eclipse Red Auerbach. Bryant wins his first without Shaq, leaving him nothing more to prove, Ken Berger says. | Doyel: Howard has a lot to learn

Berger: Phil | Series | Kobe gets help | Notes | Finals: History | MVPs | Yo!

Category: NBA
Posted on: June 5, 2009 10:52 am

Bryant leads Lakers and Johnson gets 300th win

Opening statement

Kobe Bryant makes sure the Magic hear him loud and clear, scoring 40 as the Lakers win 100-75 in the Finals opener. Orlando should be afraid -- Kobe has that look, Mike Freeman says. | Berger: Strange change

Freeman: Shaq | Berger: Stern | Series | Notes | Talk!

Mr. 300

Make room in the 300-win club. Giant Randy Johnson is the 24th member with a six-inning, two-hit effort in a 5-1 victory in D.C. Whenever Johnson pitches, you know something special can happen, Danny Knobler says.

Knobler: Dunn's K | Miller | Career leaders | B/R | Talk!

Momentum switch

We're back where we started. Pittsburgh tops Detroit 4-2 in Game 4 to tie the Finals at 2. Wes Goldstein says the Penguins might look back at hard-working Jordan Staal's night as the turning point in the series.

Series: DET 2, PIT 2 | Centers stage | Notes | Speak up!

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