| Mar 11, 2014
| 1:45 PM
The Lakers are destined to have a high pick in June's NBA draft, but the franchise won't know where it is picking until the draft lottery on May 20.
One of the top prospects in the draft, Kansas center Joel Embiid, received some disappointing news on...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 11:44 AM
The most encouraging facets of Andrew Bynum's debut with the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night couldn't be found in a box score that showed the 7-footer logged eight points and 10 rebounds in only 15½ minutes against the Boston Celtics.
What should make...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 1:57 PM
Kobe Bryant is done for the season, but he's already eyeballing next year with high expectations.
"It's my job to go out there on the court and perform. No excuses for it. You have to get it done," Bryant said in a news conference on Wednesday, after...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 1:56 PM
Even before the Miami Heat took flight late Thursday night, LeBron James was preparing for his next superhero turn.
This time, apparently as a villain.
One, the Heat announced Friday, who has a broken nose and is a game-time decision for Sunday's...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 10:53 AM
Another former Laker has gotten an NBA job.
Sasha Vujacic, 29, winner of two championships with the Lakers, signed a 10-day contract with the Clippers on Monday.
Originally taken with the 27th overall pick in the 2004 NBA draft by the Lakers,...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 9:35 AM
Former Lakers center Andrew Bynum, traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers and cut by the Chicago Bulls last month, has been signed by the Indiana Pacers.
The Pacers, who have the best record in the NBA at 35-10 -- three games better in the Eastern Conference...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 7:56 AM
NBA Hall of Famer Larry Bird, the president of basketball operations for the Indiana Pacers, did not mince words when talking to reporters about the signing of Andrew Bynum and made it clear that his club is "going to do whatever we can to go as far as we...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 6:32 PM
Here's what you need to know about Thursday's NBA draft: Nerlens Noel averaged 10.5 points as a Kentucky freshman until his season ended early because of a serious knee injury.
Now he's the likely No. 1 pick.
Noel still can't jump because of surgery...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In Jeanie Buss' updated memoir "Laker Girl," written with former Times sportswriter Steve Springer and published by Triumph Books, she writes about the firing of Lakers Coach Mike Brown last November.
In this excerpt Buss, head of the team's business...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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The San Francisco 49ers acquired cornerback Eric Wright in...
| Mar 3, 2013
Lakers 4, Philadelphia 76ers 2
An old dog, a new trickster and birth of 'Showtime'
"Showtime" began as 20-year-old rookie Magic Johnson inspired this talented team to first in the Pacific Division. After four close games in the...