| May 19, 2014
| 8:11 PM
The month of May is sometimes referred to as a dress rehearsal for the Lakers, who have played into June, and the NBA Finals, 16 times in the last 35 years.
Now it's merely time for ping-pong-ball percentages and crossed fingers.
The Lakers will...
| May 20, 2014
| 4:32 AM
Tonight in midtown Manhattan, 14 pingpong balls numbered 1 to 14 will descend into an air-mixing lottery drum. The machine will turn on, sending the white spheres in different directions.
After 20 seconds, one pingpong ball will be drawn. After...
| May 20, 2014
| 7:56 PM
NEW YORK — Orlando Magic executives and fans dreaded hearing these words from the NBA’s deputy commissioner, Mark Tatum.
“And the fourth pick in the 2014 NBA Draft goes to . . .,” Tatum said, pausing as he opened an envelope....
| May 2, 2014
| 11:31 PM
Guard Damian Lillard's 3-point shot at the buzzer gave the Portland Trail Blazers a 99-98 victory over the Houston Rockets Friday night to send the Trail Blazers into the Western Conference semifinals.
Forward LaMarcus Aldridge collected 30 points and...
| May 1, 2014
| 8:27 AM
With the resignation of Coach Mike D'Antoni on Wednesday, speculation is rampant about who the next coach of the Lakers will be. Who do you think it will be? A look at some of the candidates:
• John Calipari. Current job: University of Kentucky....
| Mar 20, 2014
| 5:33 PM
Here's the Lakers' newest nightmare development, other than the play-so-terribly-they-miss-playoffs one they're living now.
It starts with plenty of money to spend on free agents. And there's a player or two who can change a franchise.
But he's also...
| 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...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Why is L.A. so upset with Mike D'Antoni and Lakers management? We all knew this was a patchwork team that had no chance of actually winning anything this year. Myopic Lakers fans should cheer D'Antoni for not bailing on this squad, and praise Pau Gasol...
| 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...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 4:50 PM
How well will Phil Jackson do in New York? Quite well, I'm sure; after all, he has Jim Buss' cellphone number and a number of castoffs to send west.
How to become a millionaire? Just ask Jim Buss. He managed to turn a...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 3:41 PM
How do Central Floridians feel about Dwight Howard these days?
A definitive answer could come during the first quarter of Wednesday night's game between Howard's Houston Rockets and the Orlando Magic.
As a part of their ongoing 25th-anniversary...