The World cup is dominated by Brazil, Germany, and Italy; the NBA championship, by Boston, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Who's more dominant?
The Lakers' win Thursday night, behind superstar Kobe Bryant, sealed the team's second-straight NBA Finals victory. But the team has yet to equal the accomplishments of other dynasties.
It didn't hurt that the Lakers were up against their rivals, the Celtics, for the NBA title. But it isn't just ABC and the NBA that are scoring financially. There's hockey, golf, tennis, and the World Cup, too.
Ron Artest had 20 points on 7 of 18 shooting, five steals and five rebounds in the decisive game of his first season with the Lakers.
Of the NBA's 63 championships, the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers account for 32. The Lakers trail the Celtics 15 to 17 in NBA Finals championship banners heading into Thursday's decisive Game 7.
Soon-to-be free agent Dwayne Wade can talk trades with other NBA players that could land ordinary business people in jail for price fixing.
LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant beat LeBron James for the second year in a row in NBA jersey sales.
ESPN fired former professional basketball player and current blogger Paul Shirley on Wednesday after he wrote a long piece arguing that Haiti doesn't deserve aid following the Jan. 12 earthquake.
A sports journalist highlights all that is best in the NBA.