| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:51 PM
Lakers' ownership announces they've signed Kobe to a max contract without knowing the status of his health, Phil announces he's signing with the Knicks, and Webster's dictionary announces they're putting a picture of Jim next to the word "Blunderbuss."...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 9:11 PM
SAN ANTONIO — Lakers fans lost one of their favorite chants earlier this season, the "M-V-P" mantra reserved for the still-injured Kobe Bryant.
They lost another one Friday.
Phil Jackson joined the New York Knicks' front office as team...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 4:44 PM
CLIPPERS AT LAKERS: Thursday at 7:30 p.m. TV: TNT.
The Lakers' championship banners and retired jerseys will be on display again when the Staples Center inhabitants meet, about the only reminders of the team's glory days amid a lost season. The...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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.
| 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...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 11:02 PM
Orange Coast College sophomore football player Jon Roche, a two-year starter on the offensive line, has signed a national letter of intent to continue his career at Southern Utah University.
Roche, a 6-foot-3, 320-pound left tackle in 2011, helped the...