| 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 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...
| 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...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 8:05 PM
Billionaire businessman moved NBA's Grizzlies from Vancouver to Memphis
Michael Heisley, 77, a billionaire businessman who moved the NBA's Grizzlies from Vancouver to Memphis and made an unsuccessful bid to buy the Dodgers in 2012,...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Magic Johnson would be interested in purchasing the Clippers, with financial backing from Guggenheim Partners, if they were put up for sale, according to a person familiar with the situation.
A racially charged audio recording surfaced Saturday in which...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 4:28 PM
The six brothers and sisters, with a gap of 31 years from eldest to youngest, gathered in the winter near the first anniversary of their father's death to discuss some problems about the family business. It's also the city's treasured sports team —...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 6:51 AM
Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak will have the opportunity to rebuild the Lakers (25-53) after agreeing to a multiyear contract extension.
Kupchak has served as the team's general manager since 2001, winning four titles on his watch. Now the...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 5:42 PM
For much of our adult lives, the Lakers have been the toast of the town. That's why the anguish is so understandable now that they are merely toast.
But in the midst of all the noise, have we not missed some of the more salient points? Are we so...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 10:17 PM
DENVER — Phil Jackson, viewed by some Lakers fans as a future savior of the franchise, has been offered a front-office job by the New York Knicks.
Jackson, 68, recently met with Knicks owner James Dolan and planned to make a decision next week,...