| Jan 27, 2015
| 7:28 AM
On Wednesday, Kobe Bryant will undergo surgery to repair his torn right rotator cuff, probably knocking him out for the rest of the season.
Can he withstand another grueling stretch of rehab after fighting his way back from Achilles and knee injuries...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 6:43 PM
LOS ANGELES — Statues of Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wayne Gretzky, Oscar De La Hoya and Chick Hearn adorn the plaza outside Staples Center.
You don't need to tell the Orlando Magic that a statue of Kobe Bryant someday will be there, too....
| Dec 10, 2014
| 6:51 PM
A look at the starting lineups, inactives, referees and a pregame note of note for Wednesday's 10:30 p.m. game between the Heat and Nuggets at the Pepsi Center (TV: Sun Sports, ESPN. Radio: 790-AM, 104.3-FM, 106.3-FM, 710-AM-Spanish), with Josh...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 9:59 PM
Observations from Wednesday night's 102-82 loss to the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center:
-- Consistency remains an abstract for the Heat.
-- In their overall record.
-- In their lineup combinations.
-- This time it was Justin Hamilton's first...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 4:06 PM
Kobe Bryant has fought through a broken bone in his knee, torn Achilles' tendon, numerous sprained ankles and chronic knee pain so severe it required cutting-edge treatment in Germany, all while investing 46,386 career minutes over 19 seasons (not...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 10:52 PM
For all the hardware he'd accumulated in his life — championship rings, MVP trophies, All-Star awards — one peculiar item heralded the imminent appearance of the NBA's third-leading scorer at a postgame news conference.
A green plastic...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 8:08 PM
DeAndre Jordan knows what he's here to do in the NBA.
Rebound. Defend. Dunk lob passes, set picks and make putbacks.
Anything else is a bonus. And Jordan put the Clippers in bonus territory Wednesday night at Staples Center.
He made the two free...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 7:40 PM
The Bulls have tried stealing some minutes for rookie Nikola Mirotic at small forward.
At this rate, the experiment may only last a short time.
"It's hard for him to pick up two positions right now," coach Tom Thibodeau said. "When he does play (small...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 11:17 PM
Brian Shaw remembers that 20-something kid who used to laugh at him.
“What's with all the ice?” Kobe Bryant would ask, scoffing at the veteran's habit of slapping ice bags around his knees, shoulders, back — whatever hurt, really...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 6:29 PM
This has all been, um, interesting for Carlos Boozer.
He arrived in Los Angeles with a shrug from most Lakers followers. They wanted to see rookie Julius Randle at power forward, not him.
Then he lost his starting job 20 games into the season,...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Carmelo Anthony or LeBron James made up Plan A. Pau Gasol was Plan B.
Jordan Hill? Is there such a thing as Plan J?
The Lakers re-signed Hill only after it became apparent that neither Anthony nor James would head west and Gasol would travel east....