| 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...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 2:03 PM
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Has Kobe Bryant underwhelmed in his initial return from Achilles' tendon surgery?
Don't be too concerned was the message from Lakers Hall of Famer Jerry West, currently an executive with the...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Age apparently does not affect clutchness.
Jerry West, nicknamed "Mr. Clutch," recently proved that at age 75 he still can't miss, even when he tries.
During a demonstration to schoolchildren on how to shoot, the former 14-time NBA All-star put up a...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...