| Oct 20, 2013
| 6:15 PM
The Lakers were dragging for a team that landed before it took off.
Their charter flight touched down at Los Angeles International Airport late Friday night, about three hours prior to an early Saturday morning departure from China.
The 12-hour flight...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:35 AM
The Lakers (2-3) have played three solid games at home this season (2-1) but have been blown out twice on the road (0-2).
Visiting the 4-1 Houston Rockets may not be the answer to the Lakers' traveling woes.
Coach Mike D'Antoni said Wednesday that he'...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 4:52 PM
Dwight Howard walked past Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak in that Staples Center tunnel last spring and never really stopped, the allure of less pressure and a permanent honeymoon triggering a Texas two-step.
The hypersensitive hulk returns to...
| 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...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 12:26 PM
It's come to this for the 16-time champs and formerly undisputed kings of Los Angeles: Their season hinges on a hobbled 18-year veteran, the NBA's oldest point guard, a player who was told to slap on his "big-boy pants" last season and another who smashed...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 4:57 PM
The last Clippers fans saw of DeAndre Jordan, he was making his usual fourth-quarter playoff moves.
Turning his head to watch teammates run up the court. Readjusting in his seat whenever the urge struck. Standing up during timeouts.
It's tough to earn...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 8:32 AM
Lakers fans have yet another reason to groan at the thought of Boston.
A Boston guy came up with the idea of covering the Lakers' championship banners and retired jerseys at Staples Center during Clippers games, according to Clippers Coach Doc Rivers....
| Sep 20, 2013
| 4:34 PM
The Dodgers' celebrating by jumping in the Diamondbacks' pool was insulting and tacky. I loved every minute of it!
Marina del Rey
I waited all year for the Dodgers to retaliate for the Diamondbacks hitting Yasiel Puig and Zack...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:06 PM
An NBA season isn't just a story that writes itself. It's also kind enough to touch on every genre.
There's the fantasy of LeBron James and what he might do with the ball, the romance of Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets. There's the mystery of what...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Looks are never more deceiving than they are in the NBA's Western Conference.
Oklahoma City held what seemed to be exclusive rights to the conference championship as recently as summer 2012, when the Thunder's run-and-fun core of young stars was...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 8:30 PM
When Dwight Howard was introduced in the starting lineup for the Houston Rockets on Monday night at Staples Center, he was met with boos from the fans. Clippers fans even booed him when he first touched the ball in the first quarter.
And Howard never...