- Anthony Weiner on his current sexting habits: ‘None of your business’
- Producers eye Capitol Hill for latest reality TV hit
- No selfie awareness: Obama, Biden mug for Instagram as Ukraine implodes
- Putin to Snowden: We don’t collect droves of data on everyone like the U.S.
- Clemson football’s new opponent: Atheists upset with player prayer, Bible study
- Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s re-election launch party will be ‘history in the making,’ brother says
- Louisiana group hits back at Sen. Mary Landrieu campaign ad with ‘Actress Mary’ spot
- Brain surgery victim struggles with Obamacare: ‘It’s scary’
- Pro-Russian forces storm Ukrainian national guard base; 3 killed
- Joe Biden’s first Instagram pic mocked as shill for sunglass ad
Big race in West one for the ages
The NBA’s Western Conference has morphed into an unforgiving alliance.
You can tell by the high-profile comings and goings and the also-rans on a 50-win pace.
The latter would be the Warriors, Nuggets and Rockets.
One of the teams would be dispatched to the lottery if the playoffs commenced today.
Even the strong are feeling insecure now that Pau Gasol going to the Lakers has disturbed the balance of power in the conference.
The Lakers can point to reaching the NBA Finals with conviction, so long as the boo-boo on Kobe Bryant’s right pinky is not terminal, Andrew Bynum heals sufficiently and the Zen Master remembers how to get inside the head of the opposition and the referees in a tight playoff series.
Mitch Kupchak also has restored his good name.
He was the one who sent two-time All-Star Caron Butler to the Wizards in exchange for the dead man who is Kwame Brown.
The trade was considered a good one for the Wizards at the time it was made. It soon developed into a heist of colossal proportions.
The move allows the Lakers to be in the championship hunt the next couple of seasons, even if the Spurs are able to deny them, the Suns and Mavericks this season. Gasol is 27 years old, Bynum 20, and Bryant — although 29 — is showing no signs of slippage.
The Spurs remain the championship favorites, even if they are graying around the temples and on an understated 55-win pace. The latter is partly because of injuries and the need of an older team to treat the 82-game schedule with a certain body-preserving detachment.
By John R. Bolton
Reality calls for attaching Gaza to Egypt and the West Bank to Jordan
- 'Culture of intimidation' seen in Nevada ranch standoff
- Removal of military gear limits options for U.S., NATO in Ukraine
- IRS emails reveal discussion with Justice about suing nonprofits for election activities
- Rand and Ron Paul ride to the rescue for Bundy in Nevada standoff with feds
- NAPOLITANO: Hope for the dead and freedom for the living
- CURL: The state of the Union worse than you thought
- PETA officials collide with deer
- CNN op-ed claims right-wingers 'more deadly than jihadists'
- BOLTON: A 'three-state solution' for Middle East peace
- U.S. Navy to turn seawater into jet fuel
Celebrity deaths in 2014
Top 10 handguns in the U.S.