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On Kobe's legacy

Because Kobe Bryant has surpassed Shaq and Tim Duncan's four NBA titles, there is this need in some quarters to ask the question as to whether Kobe has pulled even with the likes of Magic and Jordan.

By Michael Wilbon | June 18, 2010; 11:25 AM ET | Comments (88)

Wooden in L.A. hearts, minds

John Wooden set a standard in college basketball coaching that will never be matched, and as the NBA finals got underway Thursday in Los Angeles, he was in the hearts and minds of many.

By Michael Wilbon | June 3, 2010; 11:24 PM ET | Comments (7)

Fast-forward to the Finals

With both conference finals turning into potential sweeps, the Lakers and Celtics are already sizing up one another for a rematch of the 2008 finals.

By Michael Wilbon | May 20, 2010; 02:39 PM ET | Comments (10)

Maybe it's Wall, after all

Wilbon changes his tune on the top prospect in the 2010 NBA draft after a chat with one of the all-time greats.

By Michael Wilbon | May 18, 2010; 09:56 PM ET | Comments (75)

So much for all the panic

The defending champion Los Angeles Lakers finally recognized the decided advantage they hold over Oklahoma City and played to it in Game 5.

By Michael Wilbon | April 28, 2010; 09:31 AM ET | Comments (9)

Wilbits: Playoffs vs. draft

Mike was happy to let you waste your evening watching the NFL draft while he enjoyed a number of postseason thrillers Thursday night.

By Michael Wilbon | April 23, 2010; 09:54 AM ET | Comments (15)

Opening up the ballot

Wilbon shares his votes for NBA MVP, rookie and coach of the year and All-NBA first, second and third team.

By Michael Wilbon | April 17, 2010; 03:59 PM ET | Comments (7)

Chat House: The Addition

In this week's chat leftovers, Wilbon discusses the NBA playoff structure and his disdain for Olympic figure skating and its "kiss and cry" area.

By Michael Wilbon | February 17, 2010; 06:00 PM ET | Comments (5)

Wilbits: Sunday on the tube

The snow in Big D kept Wilbon grounded in D.C. and left plenty of time for channel surfing through Sunday's bountiful television offerings.

By Michael Wilbon | February 15, 2010; 09:30 AM ET | Comments (4)

Wizards had to start over

The Wizards did exactly what they should have done, trading Brendan Haywood, Caron Butler and DeShawn Stevenson to Dallas.

By Michael Wilbon | February 14, 2010; 10:03 AM ET | Comments (67)

Kobe's place in history

Kobe Bryant is climbing the ranks of Laker greats but no matter how many championships he wins, he'll always be looking up at Magic.

By Michael Wilbon | February 3, 2010; 12:50 PM ET | Comments (19)

More questions than answers

As the Gilbert Arenas era in Washington draws to a close, many unknowns remain for the Washington Wizards.

By Michael Wilbon | January 28, 2010; 12:02 PM ET | Comments (37)

Chat House: The Addition

Each week I'll post a few questions I didn't get to during The Chat House and respond to them in depth. Today's topics: Norman Chad on Kobe, the Colts and LeBron's decision not to participate in the dunk contest. Rockville,...

By Michael Wilbon | January 21, 2010; 10:32 PM ET | Comments (0)

Not wavering on Arenas

Folks who think I might regret writing the column I did Thursday on Gilbert Arenas didn't apparently get the point of my piece. As I said repeatedly, Arenas, by himself, brought about his troubles. And now that his behavior has...

By Michael Wilbon | January 15, 2010; 12:13 PM ET | Comments (4)

Revisiting Len Bias

Kirk Fraser's "Without Bias" sheds new light on the tragic death of the former Maryland All-America.

By Michael Wilbon | November 4, 2009; 01:56 PM ET | Comments (42)

Something to cheer about

While the Redskins flounder, promising starts from the Capitals and Wizards are giving Washington fans reason for hope.

By Michael Wilbon | October 28, 2009; 09:05 AM ET | Comments (39)

Pain Dwells for Isiah, Magic

A new book dredges up old, hurt feelings between former friends Isiah Thomas and Magic Johnson.

By Michael Wilbon | October 23, 2009; 12:45 PM ET | Comments (12)

Chat House: The Addition

What can we expect from Gilbert Arenas, new coach Flip Saunders and the Wizards? Wilbon answers that and more this week ...

By Michael Wilbon | October 13, 2009; 10:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

Chat House: The Addition

Each week Wilbon posts one or two questions he didn't get to during The Chat House and responds. Today's topics: black quarterbacks, the NBA and the Baltimore Ravens' quick start.

By Michael Wilbon | September 22, 2009; 09:49 AM ET | Comments (4)

The Speech: That's MJ

Some were surprised by the edge in Michael Jordan's Hall of Fame induction speech. They shouldn't have been.

By Michael Wilbon | September 13, 2009; 08:16 AM ET | Comments (16)

Jordan Opens Up

As he prepares to enter the Basketball Hall of Fame, Michael Jordan talks about LeBron and Kobe, his father and his place in basketball history.

By Michael Wilbon | September 11, 2009; 02:42 PM ET | Comments (2)

Wilbits: U.S. Open Security, NBA $, A.I.

Random thoughts about this, that and the other.

By Michael Wilbon | September 9, 2009; 12:28 AM ET | Comments (0)

From the NBA to Tikrit

Former NBA player Tim James chose to make a major transition -- from pro basketball to Army life in Iraq.

By Michael Wilbon | September 8, 2009; 02:39 AM ET | Comments (27)

 
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