| Oct 18, 2013
| 2:56 PM
SHANGHAI — All done with their trip to China, the Lakers are ready to be world-beaters when they return to Los Angeles.
Or maybe they're just ready to be beat.
"Don't hold us to a high standard on Tuesday when we play Utah," Coach Mike D'...
| 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...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 10:05 PM
Warriors 125, Lakers 94 (final)
If the NBA had a mercy rule, Wednesday night's "battle" between the Lakers and Golden State Warriors would have certainly qualified.
The Warriors were relentless, shooting a stunning 57.7% (15 of 26) from three-...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 6:19 AM
After opening the season with a stunning opening-night upset of the Clippers on Tuesday night, the Lakers travel to Oakland to play the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday.
The Lakers' bench dominated the Clippers in the fourth quarter, allowing the...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 7:38 PM
Dwight Howard can't make up his mind. What else is new?
Rockets or Lakers? 50-50? This is a joke, right?
Or maybe this is just tip of the iceberg for the incredibly indecisive basketball player. Here are 15 other issues Dwight likely can't make up...
| May 17, 2013
You owed us more.
Derrick Rose, if you sift through the city's anger, blind support, unhappiness and general confusion, you likely will find one overarching emotion: a deep-rooted disappointment.
Throughout Chicago, your story is nearly a refrain, a...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 4:32 PM
The center position in Sunday's NBA All-Star Game has gone the way of the phone book, lickable stamps and folding road maps — things we have no use for anymore.
The league eliminated the spot from the fans' ballot this season. Centers have been...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Jamal Crawford, the Clippers super-sub guard, was not picked as a reserve for the NBA All-Star game in Houston Feb. 17.
NBA head coaches selected 14 reserves for the East and West teams. Crawford, in his 13th NBA season, has never made an All-Star...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 11:20 PM
Tennis--Australian Open, men’s semifinal, same-day tape, 11 a.m. (ESPN2); women’s championship, 2 a.m. (ESPN2)
Cycling--Tour Down Under, Stage 4, same-day tape, 2:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
NBA Basketball--Minnesota Timberwolves at...
| May 24, 2013
| 1:05 AM
LeBron James was a unanimous pick for the All-NBA team and Kobe Bryant earned his record-tying 11th first-team selection.
James received all 119 votes for the first team from a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the U.S. and Canada....
| Jan 2, 2013
| 8:51 AM
Not many expected him here at this stage in his career.
This was the last thing anyone would have predicted six years ago. That's when Kenny Boynton, just a high school sophomore, was already being called one of the greatest basketball players in...