| Apr 17, 2013
| 1:39 PM
I sat on the floor for the Clipper-Laker game at Staples Center in seats right next to the Lakers bench on April 7. What a revelation.
The NBA we experience on television and in higher seats is perceived very differently than courtside. It highlighted...
| May 23, 2013
| 9:40 PM
Guard in Lakers 1971 championship team
Flynn Robinson, 72, a flashy guard who was a member of the 1971-72 Lakers team that brought Los Angeles its first NBA title, died Thursday at Keck Hospital in Los Angeles from complications related...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Half a century ago, the Baltimore Bullets came into the world without much fuss. There was no parade for the city's new National Basketball Association team. The opening night crowd fell far short of a sellout. And the Bullets bowed meekly to the world...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 10:34 AM
Bill Sharman, an All-Star guard for the Boston Celtics in the 1950s who became coach of the Lakers and led the team to its first NBA championship in Los Angeles in record-setting fashion, died Friday. He was 87.
Sharman, who suffered a stroke last week,...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 6:12 PM
With barely any competition and TV ratings almost matching last year's historic lows, Bruce Bochy and Major League Baseball reaped what they sowed.
In a low-scoring and boring contest, who wouldn't have wanted to see a Mariano Rivera vs. Yasiel Puig...
| May 2, 2011
| 6:38 PM
On the eve of Chicago Bulls training camp, Derrick Rose famously and rhetorically asked why he couldn't be the NBA's most valuable player.
Rose, the Bulls' third-year superstar guard, got his answer Monday: He can.
At 22 years, 7 months, Rose, according...
| Mar 15, 2011
NORTHEAST GLENDALE — They each came Saturday night to be celebrated and honored for their accomplishments at the 10th annual Glendale Community College Athletic Hall of Fame.
But in the midst of sharing memories and smiling about their...
| Mar 15, 2011
| 6:40 PM
GLENDALE — They each came Saturday night to be celebrated and honored for their accomplishments at the 10th annual Glendale Community College Athletic Hall of Fame.
But in the midst of sharing memories and smiling about their experiences, they each...
| Feb 18, 2011
| 5:25 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Let's begin with the understatement of the century in sports: Jerry West is a complicated guy.
Thursday night at Staples Center, in a prelude to NBA All-Star festivities, they honored him by unveiling a statue of his likeness. Thursday...
| Feb 21, 2011
| 4:17 AM
LOS ANGELES -- The NBA might no longer be his league, and this All-Star celebration never felt like his weekend, but at the last moment Sunday night, Kobe Bryant had something to say about all that.
Los Angeles is still his town, he screamed over the...
| Nov 30, 2011
The Age of Movies
The Selected Writings of Pauline Kael
Edited by Sanford Schwartz
Library of America, $40
Witty, entertaining and often exhilarating, this wide-ranging collection of pieces captures the film critic at her best.