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  • Transcript of Byron Scott's news conference

    The Lakers introduced their new coach, former Showtime member Byron Scott, at a news conference Tuesday. It began with surprise appearances by former Lakers greats Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jamaal Wilkes, and included an introduction and...
  • Luc Robitaille to be seventh L.A. sports icon honored with statue

    Luc Robitaille to be seventh L.A. sports icon honored with statue
    Hockey Hall of Famer left wing Luc Robitaille of the Kings will become the seventh Los Angeles sports icon to be honored with a statue in Star Plaza at Staples Center. Robitaille will have his statue unveiled on March 7 before a Kings-Pittsburgh game as...
  • Steinberg: With free agency underway - what is the Lakers' plan?

    They have defined NBA greatness for the past 50 years. They have won 16 NBA championships and can claim 26 members in the NBA Hall of Fame. They have had an uncanny ability to reload their roster quickly when their dynastic players move on. Jerry West,...
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar picks the Spurs to win NBA Finals over Miami

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar picks the Spurs to win NBA Finals over Miami
    On Wednesday, Hall of Fame center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar picked the San Antonio Spurs to win the NBA Finals. "I think San Antonio should have the edge because they should be hungrier," said Abdul-Jabbar on SiriusXM NBA Radio. "They would have won it last...
  • Former Wake Forest coach Dave Odom recalls Tim Duncan's humble roots

    Former Wake Forest coach Dave Odom recalls Tim Duncan's humble roots
    The odes began late Sunday night, interrupted only by Monday's grand theater between the U.S. and Ghana. And how richly deserved they were. The San Antonio Spurs' NBA championship, their dominance of the Miami Heat, commitment to team and reversal of last...
  • Spurs' Tim Duncan, a win away from fifth title, isn't talking end game

    Spurs' Tim Duncan, a win away from fifth title, isn't talking end game
    After the San Antonio Spurs swept the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2007 Finals, Tim Duncan stopped to console LeBron James in a hallway inside Quicken Loans Arena. Duncan placed a hand on his vanquished counterpart's shoulder and delivered what began as a...
  • Don Sterling racist outrage reeks of hypocrisy

    Don Sterling racist outrage reeks of hypocrisy
    Is the hypocritical blame train full yet on this messy Don Sterling racist controversy? David Stern?  Check. Fellow owners in the NBA?  Yes, sir. NAACP? Yep. An A-list of NBA superstars, including Michael Jordan and LeBron James? Sure thing. Every Los...
  • Clippers defeat Warriors to extend winning streak to nine games

    Clippers defeat Warriors to extend winning streak to nine games
    Blake Griffin looked at the Staples Center crowd and clapped his hands. Then Griffin pumped his fist toward his teammates, drawing a smile from Chris Paul. After the game was over, after the Clippers had defeated the Golden State Warriors, 111-98,...
  • Steve Nash, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar pleased with Donald Sterling punishment

    The decision came quickly and decisively from NBA Commissioner Adam Silver -- a lifetime ban for Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Former and current NBA players were almost as quick in their praise for Silver, who became the league's commissioner just...
  • Lakers beat Magic, 103-94, but it's a rough night for Pau Gasol

    The surreal state of the Lakers — they lose even when they win. They beat the Orlando Magic, 103-94, Sunday at Staples Center and ended a four-game losing streak with a career-high 28 points from Jordan Hill. But Pau Gasol couldn't finish the...
  • Story lines run deep in NBA playoffs, as should the Clippers

    Story lines run deep in NBA playoffs, as should the Clippers
    It's springtime in Los Angeles, otherwise known as the season when the Clippers march merrily into the playoffs and the Lakers conduct exit interviews. OK, so maybe this isn't exactly an annual occurrence. The Lakers haven't missed the playoffs during...