| Jun 11, 2015
| 2:05 PM
CLEVELAND LeBron James was focused on basketball and ready for the tip to begin Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday when he caught a glimpse of Jim Brown sitting courtside at Quicken Loans Arena. Suddenly, even on this stage, basketball could wait.
| Jun 9, 2015
| 3:00 PM
The retired jerseys of some of the most dominant big men in the history of the NBA adorn the walls at the Lakers’ practice facility, big men who were the driving forces behind many championships.
So as soon as Jahlil Okafor walked in for his...
| Jun 7, 2015
| 2:23 PM
It wasn't supposed to end this way for Tony Brown.
Perhaps one of the greatest high school basketball players Baltimore ever produced, Brown was supposed to play college ball. He was supposed to do big things, on the court and off.
But early one...
| May 19, 2015
| 8:58 PM
The agony subsided after many, many months of it. Something finally went right for the Lakers after their worst season ever.
They hung on to the pick they could have lost because of the Steve Nash trade and doubled down by jumping from No. 4 to No. 2 in...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 8:00 PM
Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies are a perfect 10.
The Hall of Fame coach joined some elite company in UCLA's John Wooden after tying the Wizard of Westwood with his 10th NCAA Tournament title.
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Moriah Jefferson each...
| May 11, 2015
| 8:01 PM
The Lakers' season ended in mid-April with a 122-99 loss to the Sacramento Kings, their 61st defeat of the year against 21 wins.
After the players met with General Manager Mitch Kupchak, Coach Byron Scott and the media, the Lakers disbanded for the...
| May 6, 2015
| 3:20 PM
For the last two weeks, I have been processing massive volumes of information on a daily basis related to the arrest of Freddie Gray.
Last week, of course, the volume went beyond massive.
I vowed to try and systematically keep track of the best...
| Apr 29, 2015
| 7:01 PM
Two weeks after having heart surgery, NBA Hall of Fame center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar went to the emergency room Wednesday, but he has since been released and is back home, according to a statement from his representative.
The former Lakers player and...
| Apr 17, 2015
| 2:48 PM
LOS ANGELES — Basketball Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was recovering Friday after undergoing quadruple coronary bypass surgery.
He had the surgery a day earlier at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to a hospital...
| Apr 19, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Disappointment found Chris Paul long before those early NBA playoff exits.
He was so worked up in his first game as a varsity high school point guard after two years on the junior varsity that he cried after his team lost its opener.
"I've had guys...
| Apr 17, 2015
| 8:13 PM
NBA Hall of Fame center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar underwent quadruple coronary bypass surgery Thursday at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, the hospital said Friday.
The Lakers great was diagnosed with cardiovascular disease earlier in the week.