| Feb 17, 2014
| 11:44 AM
The little town of Dixon, Ill., has two claims to fame. First, it’s the self-proclaimed Petunia Capital of Illinois. And second, it’s the boyhood home of Ronald Reagan, 40th president of the United States.
Presidents (and petunias) are no...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 10:47 AM
A year ago, Erik Spoelstra spent weeks stressing "we have enough." And then, in January, the Miami Heat got enough, when Chris Andersen was signed and the Heat took flight with the Birdman.
This season, Spoelstra hasn't had to answer personnel...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 8:35 PM
It's true, LeBron James can go to any team next season, starting with the Clippers his first choice if Miami is willing to take Blake Griffin for him.
ESPN broke that rumor last week in a story written by Brian Windhorst and Ramona Shelburne, two of my...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 8:48 PM
Magic Johnson will no longer complain about the Lakers. He promises.
Johnson took to Twitter to call a cease-fire on himself after weeks of probing, questioning and even haranguing the Lakers.
"I'm going to stop complaining. I'm going to support and...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 9:35 PM
CLEVELAND -- Magic Johnson recently said the Lakers needed a face of the franchise, someone like Jerry West or Phil Jackson, to help sell the brand to free agents during dollar-driven summers.
A volunteer stepped forward Wednesday: Johnson.
| Jan 21, 2014
| 6:31 PM
The Lakers are a basketball mess. They've used 21 lineups in 42 games. They're 13th in the Western Conference. Kobe Bryant is at least two weeks away from returning from another injury, as are Steve Blake and Jordan Farmar. Steve Nash also hopes to come...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 5:05 PM
Magic Johnson has never been reluctant to give his opinion on how the Lakers are playing, and Wednesday he said the problems on the court can be traced to the owner’s office.
Johnson, whose Hall of Fame playing career included five NBA titles in...
| Jan 16, 2014
Magic Johnson has never been reluctant to give his opinion on how the Lakers are playing, and Wednesday he said the problems on the court can be traced to the owner's office.
Johnson, whose Hall of Fame playing career included five NBA titles in 13...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 11:47 AM
PHOENIX -- Pau Gasol will play Monday night against the Phoenix Suns, Lakers' Coach Mike D'Antoni said.
Gasol surprised the team by not playing Saturday against Golden State because of an upper respiratory tract infection.
He was coming off his best...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 3:21 PM
Before Kobe Bryant was sidelined with another injury, he didn't look like himself, at least according to Hall of Famer and former Lakers general manager Jerry West, who is currently an executive with the Golden State Warriors.
"When he was playing, to...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 10:20 PM
Playing without their top three point guards and All-Star Kobe Bryant, the Lakers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves, 104-91, at Staples Center on Friday night.
Nick Young led the Lakers with 25 points, hitting four of six three-point shots. Pau Gasol...