| Apr 8, 2014
| 12:46 PM
Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins will be remembered as a barrier breaker. This season, he became the first openly gay athlete to play in one of North America's four major professional team sports leagues. That achievement likely will become his legacy....
| Apr 8, 2014
| 10:18 PM
The Lakers competed for a half at Staples Center on Tuesday night, long enough for Steve Nash to pass Mark Jackson on the NBA's all-time assists list, but the Houston Rockets demolished the Lakers in the second half, 145-130.
Nash climbed to 10,335,...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:14 PM
It could always be worse. The Lakers could have been pounded into a sad corner of team history with Dwight Howard in Houston's lineup.
So they got hit with the next worst thing, losing to the Rockets without the injured Howard, 145-130, and clinching...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 12:05 PM
Should the Lakers have hired Phil Jackson to coach the team instead of Mike D'Antoni in 2012? Will the team fire D'Antoni for Jackson? Why won't owner/executive Jim Buss hire Jackson to run the team's basketball operations?
Finally those questions...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 7:22 PM
Where: Staples Center.
On the air: TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes, TNT; Radio: 710, 1330.
Records: Lakers 25-52, Rockets 51-25.
Update: Houston's Dwight Howard has missed the last five games because of a strained left...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 10:16 PM
Doc Rivers' message had a nice ring to it: Vote for D.J.
The Clippers coach said Wednesday he had lobbied his fellow Western Conference coaches to cast an All-Star vote for center DeAndre Jordan, who has become one of the game's elite big men in his...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Nothing meaningful happened to the Lakers last week, unless you count its possibly marking the moment Kobe Bryant found humility.
The standoffish superstar who likes to scoff at 3-0 series deficits, his team's sub-.500 record and the folly of a payroll-...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 10:17 PM
DENVER — Phil Jackson, viewed by some Lakers fans as a future savior of the franchise, has been offered a front-office job by the New York Knicks.
Jackson, 68, recently met with Knicks owner James Dolan and planned to make a decision next week,...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 4:43 PM
It was one of the Lakers' few sunshine moments this season, a historically bizarre victory in Cleveland when backup center Robert Sacre was allowed to keep playing despite picking up a sixth foul.
The serenity, though, was short-lived.
As Lakers Coach...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 7:13 PM
It's time for the Lakers to state the obvious and utter the three words that could save them from continuing their sad decline into NBA irrelevance:
Ciao, Pau Gasol.
Thanks for the championship memories. Thanks for being such a classy guy and...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 4:47 PM
It's always more fun to be inclusive when it comes to NBA midseason awards.
So for every Kevin Durant (our most valuable player), we like to mix in a Larry Sanders (most exasperating) or a Kendall Marshall (most unlikely rise to a starter).