| Feb 14, 2013
| 11:05 PM
What had been softly whispered for months, almost as if saying it aloud might make a terrible thing come true, became sad and public knowledge Thursday.
Lakers owner Jerry Buss, not seen this season around his beloved team and for nearly a year removed...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 6:33 PM
The text messages or phone calls to Magic power forward Tobias Harris come weekly from the legend.
He often receives them after games from the 60-year-old man in Texas. Generations apart, they have little in common but basketball.
| Mar 10, 2013
| 7:22 PM
So much for the popular sentiment Indiana presents the Heat a problem because of their size and frontline muscle. And so much for the idea Indiana is lying in the weeds for a coming playoff matchup.
Heat 105, Indiana 91
That's a storyline killer,...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 7:47 AM
Amid this third consecutive trip to the NBA Finals, and with increasingly punitive salary-cap and luxury-tax penalties about to kick in from the new collective-bargaining agreement, the question becomes how the Miami Heat will be able to sustain their...
| May 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
He spent some of his basketball career above the rim, some of it behind a desk, all of it in limbo.
Elgin Baylor was a Lakers star before the Lakers were stars. He was a Clippers boss before the Clippers were boss. He was always Los Angeles' other idol,...
| Mar 3, 2013
It took several cups of coffee and a couple of hours one recent morning to realize there was still so much more to know about Jerry Buss.
The coffee was shared with Bob Steiner, Buss' longtime public relations advisor and general confidant. We...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 4:06 PM
That didn't take long.
On Oct. 30, one of the presumably most powerful teams in NBA history opened its season by marching on to a Staples Center floor ringed in blinding belief.
On Sunday, one of the potentially most disappointing teams in NBA history...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 10:50 PM
On farewell day, they waved until their hands hurt.
Kobe Bryant pleaded for Lakers management to pay millions to Dwight Howard, millions to Pau Gasol, millions for the luxury tax, anything to keep the Lakers together for the final year of his contract....
| May 6, 2013
| 7:33 PM
It is always easier to be critical when you don't have a dog in the fight, so let's go ahead.
The NBA playoffs are in full swing. If we think hard, we in Los Angeles can remember what that's like. People flying purple flags out car windows. The Clippers...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 4:34 AM
Jerry Buss was one of the greatest owners in the history of professional sports, the creator of the most entertaining championship teams ever, a fearless pioneer who bonded a giant and disparate city under a brilliant blanket of purple and gold.
| Nov 20, 2012
| 6:11 PM
He didn't do what Van Chancellor did four times. He didn't do what Bill Laimbeer did three times, Michael Cooper did twice or seven others did once.
"Mike Thibault has done everything we asked him," Sun CEO Mitchell Etess said, "except win a WNBA...