| Nov 14, 2014
| 2:11 PM
Remember all the hoopla and hype surrounding the NBA's draft class of 2014? It offered players to die for — or at least to tank for: Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker and Joel Embiid.
Well, it was the storm before the calm.
None of them has caused...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 4:08 PM
By the end, the patience had run thin, razor thin.
The patience with a teammate who wasn't there for 28 games during the regular season.
The patience with a center who at times came up small.
The patience for a coach who ran the same defensive...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 6:01 PM
This is Jim Harrick's time of the year. The blood flows a little faster. The adrenaline gets to work earlier in the day.
It's about to be college basketball season. The squeak of gym shoes on hardwood floors is music to his ears, even though these...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 11:13 PM
Just when things couldn't get worse for the Lakers, history tapped them on the shoulder. Not the championship-toting, parade-planning type.
The Lakers are off to their worst start since 1957, a 0-4 beginning made official after a 127-104 loss Saturday...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 10:23 PM
The Sports Xchange
By Dave Del Grande, The Sports Xchange
Warriors 127, Lakers 104
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Shooting guard Klay Thompson celebrated the signing of a contract extension by pouring in 41 points and backcourt mate Stephen Curry added 31 as the...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 6:02 PM
Jerry West, whose silhouette is featured in the NBA's red, white and blue logo, walked away from the Lakers and a renowned basketball career because a groin injury limited his game. At the time he eloquently said, "I'm not willing to sacrifice my...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 4:48 PM
A few weeks ago I was asked what I thought would be a bigger number this season for the Lakers: games won or games played by Steve Nash. I said I thought it was too close to call. In light of Nash missing the entire season and playing zero games in 2014-...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 1:58 PM
Hockey Hall of Famer left wing Luc Robitaille of the Kings will become the seventh Los Angeles sports icon to be honored with a statue in Star Plaza at Staples Center.
Robitaille will have his statue unveiled on March 7 before a Kings-Pittsburgh game as...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 1:54 PM
The Lakers introduced their new coach, former Showtime member Byron Scott, at a news conference Tuesday. It began with surprise appearances by former Lakers greats Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jamaal Wilkes, and included an introduction and...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 7:32 PM
LAS VEGAS — Carmelo Anthony is staying home.
The All-Star forward will re-sign with the Knicks for five years and more than $120 million after strongly considering joining the ready-to-win roster in Chicago.
The Bulls all along knew their...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 11:33 PM
They have defined NBA greatness for the past 50 years. They have won 16 NBA championships and can claim 26 members in the NBA Hall of Fame. They have had an uncanny ability to reload their roster quickly when their dynastic players move on.