nba http://wamc.org en "Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, And The Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty Of The 1980s" By Jeff Pearlman http://wamc.org/post/showtime-magic-kareem-riley-and-los-angeles-lakers-dynasty-1980s-jeff-pearlman <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Los Angeles Lakers of the 1980s personified the flamboyance and excess of the decade over which they reigned. Beginning with the arrival of Earvin “Magic” Johnson as the number-one overall pick of the 1979 draft, the Lakers played basketball with gusto and pizzazz, unleashing their famed “Showtime” run-and-gun style on a league unprepared for their speed and ferocity—and became the most captivating show in sports and, arguably, in all-around American entertainment.</p><p>Bestselling sportswriter <a href="http://www.jeffpearlman.com/">Jeff Pearlman</a> draws from almost three hundred interviews to take the first full measure of the Lakers’ epic Showtime era in <em>Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, And The Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty Of The 1980s</em>.</p><p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 15:40:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 86564 at http://wamc.org "Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, And The Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty Of The 1980s" By Jeff Pearlman Westchester May Be Home To A NY Knicks Affiliate Team http://wamc.org/post/westchester-may-be-home-ny-knicks-affiliate-team <p>There is a plan in the works to bring an affiliate team of the NBA’s New York Knicks to Westchester County. It’s on a county board’s agenda Thursday.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 13:28:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 84735 at http://wamc.org Westchester May Be Home To A NY Knicks Affiliate Team Jets Eliminate Miami 20-7, Eagles Take NFC East http://wamc.org/post/jets-eliminate-miami-20-7-eagles-take-nfc-east <p></p><p></p><p>In the NFL, it was the Jets over Miami 20-7. Geno Smith led three long scoring drives, ran for a touchdown and threw for 190 yards. New England defeated Buffalo 34-20. The Pats finished 12-4, while the Bills ended up 6-10 and last in the AFC East. The Giants moved past Washington 20-6.</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 13:13:56 +0000 Jaired Crofut 80838 at http://wamc.org Jets Eliminate Miami 20-7, Eagles Take NFC East Heat Dominate NBA Opening Game Against Bulls http://wamc.org/post/heat-dominate-nba-opening-game-against-bulls <p>The NBA season officially got under way Tuesday night.</p><p>The Miami Heat celebrated their second straight NBA championship by distributing rings and raising the title banner before facing the Chicago Bulls. Miami built a 54-33 halftime lead in a 107-95 win over the Bulls. Miami scored 37 points in the second quarter alone, more than Chicago accumulated the entire first half. LeBron James had a team-high 17 points and Chris Bosh added 16 for Miami.</p><p>Bulls guard Derrick Rose finished with 12 points in his first game since missing all of last season because of knee surgery.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 11:44:41 +0000 Jaired Crofut 76637 at http://wamc.org Heat Dominate NBA Opening Game Against Bulls Ticky Comes Home http://wamc.org/post/ticky-comes-home <div><p>An Albany basketball legend has returned to one of the places where his career began.</p><p>One of Albany's own NBA Stars came home Friday afternoon to the little gym that helped form the foundation for his career. Luther “Ticky” Burden made his way home to Trinity Place, which has been serving children in the city's South End for decades. Burden's pro career entailed a single season with the Virginia Squires and two with the New York Knicks in the late 1970s.</p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 16:20:41 +0000 Dave Lucas 67728 at http://wamc.org Ticky Comes Home WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update http://wamc.org/post/wamc-morning-edition-sports-update-35 <p>In the NBA, the Oklahoma City Thunder picked up their third straight win last night to pull within 2 ½ games of first-place San Antonio in the NBA's Western Conference. The Thunder downed the Knicks 95-94 in New York.</p><p>The only other NBA game last night had Denver beating the Los Angeles Clippers 109-92. It's the seventh straight win for the Nuggets and their 12th in a row in Denver. They own the league's best home mark at 27-3. The loss drops the Clippers five games off the Western Conference lead.</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 12:40:08 +0000 Jaired Crofut 59400 at http://wamc.org WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update PG Jason KIdd to Join the Knicks http://wamc.org/post/pg-jason-kidd-join-knicks <p>Well the Knicks have added a Kidd to their backcourt &ndash; but they haven&rsquo;t gotten any younger&hellip;</p><p>ESPN reports this morning that veteran point guard Jason Kidd has decided to leave the Mavericks and join the Knicks to the tune of roughly $9 million dollars over three years. &nbsp;This move comes as Houston and restricted free agent point guard Jeremy Lin have reportedly come to terms on a four year, $29 million dollar deal - the Knicks have three days to match the Rockets&rsquo; offer.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 10:20:07 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 42552 at http://wamc.org PG Jason KIdd to Join the Knicks Lakers Land PG Nash, Rockets Make Offer to Knicks' Lin http://wamc.org/post/lakers-land-pg-nash-rockets-make-offer-knicks-lin <p>Well one NBA club celebrated our nation&rsquo;s independence by bringing a Canadian to town&hellip;</p><p>The Lakers have acquired point guard Steve Nash in a sign-and-trade deal with the Suns, who receive four draft picks in return: first rounders in 2013 and 2015, and second rounders in 2013 and 2014. Nash agreed to a three-year deal worth $27 million dollars.</p><p>To replace Nash, the Suns have re-acquired point guard Goran Dragic to the tune of $34 million dollars over four years.</p> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 10:20:14 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 42463 at http://wamc.org Lakers Land PG Nash, Rockets Make Offer to Knicks' Lin Source: Nets Land Hawks' Johnson, Pursue PG Williams http://wamc.org/post/source-nets-land-hawks-johnson-pursue-pg-williams <p>Well according league sources, the Nets have made a major move &ndash; and the deal does not include the names Dwight or Howard.&nbsp;</p><p>The Hawks and Nets have reportedly agreed to a trade that would send All-Star guard Joe Johnson to Brooklyn. Johnson has four years and $90 million left on his contract.&nbsp; The Hawks will receive five players and a draft pick from the Nets, who are also trying to re-sign free agent point guard Deron Williams.</p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 10:17:51 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 42349 at http://wamc.org Source: Nets Land Hawks' Johnson, Pursue PG Williams Yankees' Sabathia, Pettitte Placed on DL http://wamc.org/post/yankees-sabathia-pettitte-placed-dl <p>Well the Yankees starting rotation has taken a major hit&hellip;</p><p>Hours after the Yankees placed C.C. Sabathia on the DL with a strained groin, Andy Pettitte was hit by a line drive back through the box, breaking his left fibula right near the ankle.&nbsp; Robinson Cano supplied a go-ahead, two-run shot to prevent the day from being a total loss, as the Yankees edged Cleveland 5-4.</p><p>In Boston, David Ortiz smacked his 399th career home run to help power the Red Sox, who scored six first-inning runs, to a 10-4 rout of Toronto.</p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 10:21:38 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 42008 at http://wamc.org Yankees' Sabathia, Pettitte Placed on DL