| Sep 28, 2014
| 8:19 AM
As he sat in a folding chair just outside of the locker room at AmericanAirlines Arena, Danny Granger surprisingly did not have the look of someone who had been consistently blindsided.
And yet, how could he possibly have seen so much of this...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 3:39 PM
You'll excuse Channing Frye if the prospect of losing basketball games — losing a lot of basketball games — doesn't make him break into a cold sweat or dial a self-help line.
He won't be fazed by the punch lines he might hear all season...
| 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...
| May 27, 2012
Troy Williams' transfer from Phoebus High, the hometown school where his Aunt Terri and Uncle Boo excelled, to Oak Hill Academy was more than a basketball decision.
Of course, Oak Hill's renowned team is the foremost reason. Were Williams a scholarship...
| Jun 29, 2013
Erick Green was not a prototype point guard at Virginia Tech. Surrounded by young, marginal talent, he had to create offense first for himself and then others.
But at 6-foot-3, Green is small by NBA shooting guard specs, which prompted questions about...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 8:00 PM
OAKLAND — They began the game huddled in a concrete hallway, arms locked, bodies swaying, desperately begging each other to stay united through the storm.
"It's just us . . . only us . . . we're all we got!"
FOR THE RECORD:...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 8:17 PM
The opinion that Donald Sterling can no longer be an owner is incorrect. He would make an excellent plantation owner.
What a story. Just when you think you have seen it all . . .
The late Bill Thomas, as fine an editor as the Los Angeles Times ever...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 7:04 PM
The tugging and twisting began Saturday morning, friends texting, acquaintances calling, everyone wondering.
What was JoLai Draper going to do?
She's a 42-year-old procurement agent at Boeing, a lifetime Inglewood resident with strong ties...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 12:03 AM
They played as if children again, on a playground with friends, unburdened and unafraid.
Blake Griffin palmed the ball into the back of the basket and screamed. DeAndre Jordan threw down a dunk and laughed. Jamal Crawford hit a jump shot and posed....
| Apr 26, 2014
| 5:01 PM
So Donald Sterling, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, stands accused of having made remarks of unbelievable crassness and flavored with a racism that would bring a tear to the eye of Cliven Bundy.
Are you surprised? Me neither. Sterling's record of...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 11:30 PM
The Clippers needed an answer, and quick.
They gave one, and wow.
Their response Monday night to a playoff-opening debacle against the Golden State Warriors was powerful enough to temporarily subdue thoughts of the historic Clippers jinx while...