I grew up with the Royals, then became a sportswriter and started covering the NBA. This World Series, I’m experiencing the fun part of being a fan.
After getting recruited by the NBA’s best, Pau Gasol faced a difficult decision last summer but chose Chicago because he felt it was the best fit.
Derrick Rose’s injuries halted Chicago’s title hopes but now that he’s back, the Bulls have a team that should complement his skill set.
After overcoming injuries and being a villain in two places, Dwight Howard is ready to be mentioned among the league’s best again.
The Miami Heat was thrilling, intriguing and hated before LeBron James ever played a game near South Beach. In Cleveland, the distractions have been kept to a minimum.
LeBron James’s return made the Cleveland Cavaliers relevant again but the addition of Kevin Love made them championship contenders.
Kevin Durant had the difficult task of leading the Oklahoma City Thunder without Russell Westbrook the past two seasons. But with Durant out of roughly two months, it’s Westbrook’s turn to take the reins.
With Kevin Durant expected to miss the next six to eight weeks with a broken right foot, the Oklahoma City Thunder will have to maintain or risk sliding in a competitive Western Conference.
Tyson Chandler has experienced teams giving up on him but his reunion with Dallas - where he won a title in 2011 - reminded him where he’s most valued.
Clippers forward has earned a reputation for being a spectacular dunker but he is expanding his game to become a threat away from the rim as well.