Shinsuke Tamura

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MJ mystified by shorter season talk

Michael Jordan was surprised and a bit bewildered to hear LeBron James and Dirk Nowitzki suggest Wednesday that they'd like to see the NBA's 82-game …

Dirk Nowitzki, LeBron James Comment on Current Length of NBA Season

As the NBA continues to experiment with measures designed to shorten game length and by proxy prolong players' careers, the opinions of stars have become a major talking point as the preseason winds to a close. Count Dirk Nowitzki among those in favor of decreasing the wear-and-tear on his …

Byron Scott's Return to Lakers Has Taken Time but Seems Right on Schedule

LOS ANGELES — The eldest child is the one you assume to be the first one coached by the father.<p>Thomas Scott says no. He remembers when the notion of his father, Byron, being a coach gained its real toehold.<p>And Thomas remembers the kid who was the first to be coached by Byron Scott.<p>"My dad's last …

Kobe Bryant Showing Road Back to Superstardom Will Be an Uphill Climb

Kobe Bryant is playing NBA basketball, a victory in itself for a man with his injury history and mileage. But what we've seen in the preseason so far indicates he's got a long way to go before he ever plays it as effectively as he once did.<p>And as much as it hurts to say so, the Kobe we used to …

Phil Jackson says Spike Lee doesn't know anything about basketball

Zenmaster dogs on director's basketball IQ.<p>Spike Lee has produced a film about the triangle offense as part of his constant and unending love of the …

Phil Jackson on Jim Buss: He 'vaulted into position through his inheritance'

Zenmaster has some words about his former boss with the Lakers.<p>Phil Jackson and Lakers basketball boss Jim Buss clashed a lot over the last few …

No Ebola Checks at Brussels Airport After Flights From Liberia

World<p>BRUSSELS, Belgium — It’s the classic airport scene: a man hugs his wife and two daughters at arrivals. But in this case, the traveler had just stepped off a plane from the Ebola-stricken Liberian capital of Monrovia —meaning that some might shy away from such embraces. "I've been screened …