| Sep 24, 2014
| 5:10 PM
Michael Levi keeps tabs on a lot of toes. In fact, the Santa Monica podiatrist might have the most eclectic roster of patients in the area: the L.A. Ballet company, primates at the zoo, the star-studded Clippers.
That's right, the Clips have a team...
| May 10, 2011
| 4:02 PM
As coaching trees go, Mike Krzyzewski's is hardly a towering pine. It's not Charlie Brown's Christmas shrub, but suffice to say the branches could use some work.
All of which add intrigue to Jeff Capel's return to Duke and the perennial speculation as to...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 5:32 PM
Three-peat is so 1988.
The term purportedly coined by Byron Scott and definitively trademarked by Pat Riley amid the Lakers' failed bid for a third consecutive NBA title in the late '80s should be discarded like the faded T-shirts bearing the slogan...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 8:17 PM
The opinion that Donald Sterling can no longer be an owner is incorrect. He would make an excellent plantation owner.
What a story. Just when you think you have seen it all . . .
The late Bill Thomas, as fine an editor as the Los Angeles Times ever...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 4:44 PM
Splitting California into six chunks is still a crackpot idea, but maybe it's time to start taking this semi-seriously.
That's because 1.3 million California voters have signed petitions to place the nutty notion on the ballot, its rich promoter says....
| Apr 28, 2014
| 7:04 PM
The tugging and twisting began Saturday morning, friends texting, acquaintances calling, everyone wondering.
What was JoLai Draper going to do?
She's a 42-year-old procurement agent at Boeing, a lifetime Inglewood resident with strong ties...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 11:30 PM
The Clippers needed an answer, and quick.
They gave one, and wow.
Their response Monday night to a playoff-opening debacle against the Golden State Warriors was powerful enough to temporarily subdue thoughts of the historic Clippers jinx while...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 11:12 PM
Seventy-seven games and a Pacific division title into this season and Clippers Coach Doc Rivers is still learning about who and what he has — and how far this team might go.
He knows tendencies and traits from watching slumps and hot streaks. He...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 7:33 PM
Chris Paul pulled his right hand out of his pocket and looked intently at his thumb, almost as if he were trying to see beneath the skin.
The Clippers' point guard sprained his thumb Feb. 21, adding to what has become a maddening succession of injuries....
| May 15, 2014
| 11:20 PM
They were only a dozen minutes from survival, a dozen minutes from playing one more game, a dozen minutes from keeping the magic alive and the season in play.
But it was, finally, a journey too far, a hill too steep, a dozen minutes too many.
| May 3, 2014
| 11:31 PM
Their owner was thrown out of the league, their organization is buried in chaos, yet the Clippers play on.
They were humiliated by hate, distracted by protests, exhausted by stress, yet the Clippers play on.
It was a series that could have finished...