| 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,...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 10:10 PM
Kobe Bryant couldn't help himself. Neither could Magic Johnson. They both demanded action from the Lakers' front office at nearly identical times Wednesday.
As Bryant told reporters he had no patience to wait for the Lakers to retool, Johnson said on...
| 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...