| Oct 29, 2013
| 11:45 PM
Never saw this coming. Never felt this happening.
Never thought the Clippers would begin their march to the NBA Finals by tripping over the Lakers ... bench?
Never thought new Clippers Coach Doc Rivers would watch the first step toward his second...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 11:45 PM
This was what the crowd came to Staples Center to see: Blake Griffin slamming home three consecutive monstrous dunks, each one set up by Chris Paul, in an electrifying sequence in the third quarter of the Clippers’ 126-115 victory Thursday over...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 7:34 PM
The pleasantries quickly gave way to a more sobering discussion when Doc Rivers first met with Chris Paul.
Topics of conversation did not include Paul's six All-Star game appearances, his unmatched ability to close out games or his status as possibly...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 4:57 PM
The last Clippers fans saw of DeAndre Jordan, he was making his usual fourth-quarter playoff moves.
Turning his head to watch teammates run up the court. Readjusting in his seat whenever the urge struck. Standing up during timeouts.
It's tough to earn...
| 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...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Our 5-part Saturday series focusing on the Magic's position battles heading into their Oct. 1 training camp continues.
OK, there's really no race for the starting spot.
Nik Vucevic is the incumbent – and landslide winner....
| Aug 24, 2013
| 8:00 PM
Because Doc Rivers had played one season for the Clippers, he pretty much knew where he wanted to live when he moved to Los Angeles to become their coach and senior vice president of basketball operations. He didn't know how odd the whole experience would...
| Mar 29, 2011
| 6:33 PM
With Kemba Walker and Connecticut headed to the Final Four after finishing ninth in the Big East, it's time to consider opening the tournament to everybody. …
The regular season already has been rendered virtually meaningless, and quadrupling the...
| 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...
| Feb 21, 2011
| 4:17 AM
LOS ANGELES -- The NBA might no longer be his league, and this All-Star celebration never felt like his weekend, but at the last moment Sunday night, Kobe Bryant had something to say about all that.
Los Angeles is still his town, he screamed over the...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 11:16 PM
The world as Lakers fans know it ending because their heroes apparently will need time to adjust, I thought I would check with someone who went through the same thing a year ago.
But what a difference in producing instant pizzazz, Chris Paul doing the...