Rajon Rondo gets it done on & off the court

It is no secret that Boston Celtics' guard Rajon Rondo has emerged into the best player on his team's deep and talented roster.  Whether it is getting the ball inside to Kevin Garnett, creating space for Paul Pierce, spotting up Ray Allen or getting it done on his own, Rondo is most certainly the Celtics' catalyst.

Rajon Rondo

Derrick Rose respected in CHI & throughout the league

Chicago Bulls' guard Derrick Rose is one of the NBA's rising superstars.  Rose, the first overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft, has absolutely lived up to his advance billing.

The Chicago native averaged 21 points and 6 assists, during his second NBA campaign.  Rose has also displayed signs of future playoff success by averaging 22 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds, during his first two postseason appearances.    

Derrick Rose

Ron Artest loves LA & the LA fans

Since debuting with the Chicago Bulls in 1999, the life and career of Los Angeles Lakers' forward Ron Artest can be described as the combination of impressive, sad and bizarre.  Artest's wacky road has included All-Star and All-Defensive accolades, the most famous player/fan altercation in sports history and a claim that he used to consume Hennessy cognac during halftime of games.  

Via a myriad of on and off-the-court occurrences, Artest can easily be considered one of the most infamous men ever to set foot on the NBA hardwood.

Ron Artest

A look back at fan reaction to Kevin Durant's pre-draft visit to Portland

When the Seattle SuperSonics relocated to Oklahoma City, prior to the 2008-2009 season, they arrived with a commodity who would immediately transform OKC into a hub of NBA basketball.  That commodity is the all-world talent known as Kevin Durant.

While the Portland Trailblazers' decision to draft Ohio St.'s Greg Oden over Durant is well chronicled, what is sometimes forgotten is how much of a dialema this was for the people of Portland and the Blazers' organization.  

Kevin Durant

Steve Nash's beyond legendary status in Canada

Phoenix Suns' guard Steve Nash has become one of the great sports icons of both the state of Arizona and the NBA as a whole.  While Nash's college and professional accomplishments have all taken place in the United States, his standing in his native Canada is in a strata reserved for very few athletes. 

This love and admiration was on full display during the 2010 Vancouver Olympic opening ceremonies. Nash was chosen to be one of the Canadian greats to carry the Olympic torch and light the cauldron.

Steve Nash

Magic Johnson loves his MSU Spartans

Michigan State has appeared in six of the last 12 NCAA Final Fours.  During this remarkable run, one of the constants has been the appearance of the great Magic Johnson, at each of these events.  Magic, MSU’s most famous alum, clearly possesses a tremendous feeling for his hometown school.  Magic led MSU to their first national title in 1979. It’s cool that Mr. LA has not forgotten his roots and where he came from.

Kobe Bryant Gets To Staples Center Via Helicopter

Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant is synonymous with flying through the air on the basketball court.  Amazingly, Kobe's aeronautical accomplishments are not limited to just the hardwood. 

Kobe Bryant

Amar'e Stoudemire joining LeBron James in Cleveland?

As Thursday's NBA trade deadline fast approaches, the hottest rumor surrounds a megadeal involving the Phoenix Suns and Cleveland Cavaliers. 

Multiple sources are reporting that a trade sending Suns' forward Amar'e Stoudemire to Cleveland for center Zydrunas Ilgauskas and forward J.J. Hickson is near completion. 

Amar'e Stoudemire

Kobe, LeBron & D-Wade headline selections for Team USA

Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and six other members of Team USA's 2008 Olympic gold medal winning team, have been invited to compete for a spot in the 2012 summer games.   The 2012 Olympics will commence on July 27, 2012 in London.

2012 Summer Olympics

Obama mixes it up with the Lakers & Wildcats

Tonight, President Obama will give his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress and the American people.  In the days leading up to the speech, Mr. Obama has involved himself in the world of sports by speaking with the Los Angeles Lakers and Kentucky Wildcats.

While in Washington to play the Wizards, the NBA Champion Lakers made their way to the White House.  The practice of defending league champions meeting the President has become an American sports tradition. Monday, it was the Lakers who came knocking on the door of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.


Did Michael Jordan and Larry Brown enter witness protection?

Quick, there is an NBA team that employs the greatest player in league history and one of the most successful coaches in the history of basketball. Can anyone name that team?  The answer to this question is the Charlotte Bobcats, the NBA franchise that probably possesses less brand recognition and notoriety than any other team in the sport.