| Apr 30, 2013
| 10:50 PM
On farewell day, they waved until their hands hurt.
Kobe Bryant pleaded for Lakers management to pay millions to Dwight Howard, millions to Pau Gasol, millions for the luxury tax, anything to keep the Lakers together for the final year of his contract....
| Oct 31, 2012
| 12:33 AM
Lakers' Jerry West, with a piece of tape "protecting" his broken nose, drives to the basket. Lakers' Elgin Baylor screens out unidentified Knickerbocker in game at the Sports Arena. West scored 38 points as the Lakers won 119-103....
| Jun 4, 2012
| 9:35 PM
Jim Ferguson spent two hours on the train Monday afternoon on his way up to Los Angeles from Oceanside for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center. But that's nothing compared to the time Ferguson, 64, has......
| Mar 22, 2012
| 8:34 PM
The cat was never the same.
Her name was Zelda, and all I can say is: Sorry, Zelda. But the real apology ought to come from Christian Laettner.
One minute Zelda was resting comfortably on my lap, dozing in that languid, loose-limbed, trusting manner...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 2:42 PM
Kobe Bryant called NBA Commissioner David Stern's idea of a 23-and-younger age limit for Team USA in future Olympics "stupid."
Only Kobe might be able to get away with using the word "stupid" and his boss in the same sentence.
Stern threw out the...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 4:06 PM
That didn't take long.
On Oct. 30, one of the presumably most powerful teams in NBA history opened its season by marching on to a Staples Center floor ringed in blinding belief.
On Sunday, one of the potentially most disappointing teams in NBA history...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 6:11 PM
He didn't do what Van Chancellor did four times. He didn't do what Bill Laimbeer did three times, Michael Cooper did twice or seven others did once.
"Mike Thibault has done everything we asked him," Sun CEO Mitchell Etess said, "except win a WNBA...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 6:52 PM
Just when you thought that next season with the Lakers might be marginally better than this one — they pull a rabbit out of a hat and significantly improve their roster for years to come with the acquisition of the best center in the NBA, Dwight...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 1:30 PM
A few more tidbits following an early Tuesday morning interview with Mike D’Antoni, the Lakers’ new head coach:
-- He says his brother, Dan, will be joining the Lakers’ coaching staff but the rest of the staff should remain intact.
| Oct 7, 2012
An athlete plays 15 or 20 years, retires and there is great fanfare upon his departure. Maybe tears, maybe gifts given, maybe his number hung in honor.
Los Angeles' very own Jack Disney calls it a day and he's just gone.
Disney is good people. There...
| May 2, 2012
| 11:44 PM
"Never has a player so good been seen by so few people. As Bob (Costas) said that I was one of the few lucky ones. I saw him play in high school and I covered him his entire ABA career. He was a combination of Jerry West, Oscar Robertson, Sam Jones, and...