| Nov 8, 2013
| 10:29 PM
NEW ORLEANS — It's too early to get mad.
The Lakers are 3-4, not 1-6, and hold quality victories over the Clippers and Houston.
But Coach Mike D'Antoni noticed something that irritated him Friday. There was no hustle, no bustle from his team...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 4:00 PM
SACRAMENTO — There is hope for the rundown downtown here, and for the hometown basketball team. The Sacramento Kings were as good as gone in January, when rich boys from Seattle put up half a billion dollars to load the team into a moving van headed...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 6:12 PM
With barely any competition and TV ratings almost matching last year's historic lows, Bruce Bochy and Major League Baseball reaped what they sowed.
In a low-scoring and boring contest, who wouldn't have wanted to see a Mariano Rivera vs. Yasiel Puig...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 10:55 AM
With criticism mounting over Dennis Rodman's effort to stage an exhibition basketball game in North Korea in honor of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's birthday, former NBA star Charles Smith, who will play in the game, says people are misunderstanding...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 12:32 PM
Retired NBA star Dennis Rodman had a fairly eventful foray into North Korea this week on his "basketball diplomacy" tour.
Rodman first gave a profanity-filled interview to CNN while defending his trip to the hermit kingdom. He then sang "Happy Birthday"...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 5:37 PM
Happy anniversary, Jimmy.
And once again -- speaking on behalf of all the sports fans in Orlando -- thank you for believing in us all those years ago.
Every time the Orlando Magic have a significant anniversary, I always give Jimmy a call just to...
| Nov 3, 2013
We're approaching the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, an event that wrenched this nation and spawned countless conspiracy theories. Was Kennedy killed by the Cubans? The CIA? The Mafia? The military-industrial complex?...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Jerry Buss, the longtime owner of the Lakers whose penchant for showmanship helped turn the game of basketball into “Showtime” and who led the team to 10 NBA championships, died Monday. He was 80.
A self-made millionaire who built his...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 7:48 AM
I figured out what I hate about the NBA’s legendary trash-talking:
I can’t hear it.
That’s what the NBA ought to televise. That’s where they ought to train their parabolic microphones, right there on Nate Robinson and Brandon...
| Mar 3, 2013
Jerry Buss may be gone, but Jerry Buss hasn't gone anywhere.
Jerry Buss may have died on Feb. 18 at age 80, but Jerry Buss lives.
When watching the Lakers makes you howl, when watching the NBA makes you smile, when watching anything in professional...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 6:00 AM
SHANGHAI — Basketball-crazed countries around the world tuned in to see the Miami Heat beat the San Antonio Spurs in a tense Game 7 of the NBA Finals last week. Now, league officials are hoping audiences in China, its largest international market,...