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  • Byron Scott knows Lakers have a lot of work to do on defense

    Byron Scott knows Lakers have a lot of work to do on defense
    From his first news conference, Lakers Coach Byron Scott made it clear that defense would be his priority the moment sneakers hit the practice floor. Every player would have to understand that defense won't be optional, evoking lessons he learned as an...
  • Onetime Beverly Crest home of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar lists for rent

    Onetime Beverly Crest home of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar lists for rent
    A contemporary compound once owned by legendary Los Angeles Lakers center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has come to market in Beverly Hills as a $40,000-a-month lease. Abdul-Jabbar purchased the residence, sited on a private knoll in Beverly Crest with views from...
  • Thunder takes a hit as Kevin Durant suffers foot injury

    Thunder takes a hit as Kevin Durant suffers foot injury
    The Oklahoma City Thunder has long been jonesing for a break on the injury front. It got one Sunday, albeit the kind that makes you wonder whether Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook voodoo dolls really exist. Durant was diagnosed with a Jones fracture...
  • Magic Johnson Grabs Brass Ring Award From Carousel of Hope

    Performances by Josh Groban, Jennifer Hudson and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds highlighted Barbara Davis' biennual Carousel of Hope ball on Saturday at the Beverly Hilton. But it was a pair of L.A. sports heroes who had the audience on its feet: Kareem...
  • Men behaving badly

    Men behaving badly
    Again the sports world is rattled by men behaving badly, but this time with a twist: NFL player Ray Rice tried to stay when he should have gone, while NBA team owner Bruce Levenson left despite good reasons for him to stick around. The only good thing...
  • ASK IRA: Will Heat take new direction with new Spoelstra assistants?

    ASK IRA: Will Heat take new direction with new Spoelstra assistants?
    Q: Do the Heat's coaching reassignments and Keith Smart potentially joining the team mean that Erik Spoelstra is finally outgrowing Pat Riley and finding his own way? -- Anthony. A: I think Erik has already found his own way. I also think, to a degree,...
  • The new, tiresome culture of outrage

    There's a scene in "A Piece of Work," the 2010 documentary about comedian Joan Rivers, who died last week, in which she shoots down a heckler while performing in a casino in northern Wisconsin. In so doing, she effectively explains the purpose of humor in...
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's former home lists for sale in Hawaii

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's former home lists for sale in Hawaii
    A Hawaiian retreat built for Lakers great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has come to market at $5.9 million. The legendary basketball center commissioned Gus Duffy to design a small island getaway on the property above Secret Beach in Kilauea. The original home,...
  • From Atlanta Hawks GM's remark to disclosure of Bruce Levenson email

    The end of Bruce Levenson's tenure as controlling owner of the Atlanta Hawks was triggered by a remark made by team General Manager Danny Ferry that touched off an internal investigation. Ferry said free-agent target Luol Deng had "some African in him"...
  • Los Angeles vs. New York: It's another major city matchup for a ring

    The Kings and New York Rangers face off in the Stanley Cup Final starting Wednesday at Staples Center. It will be the eighth time that teams from Los Angeles and New York have met to decide a title in a major sport, and the first time since 1981. A look...
  • The Kings-Rangers fight we can't forget: Remember the '81 brawl?

    The Kings-Rangers fight we can't forget: Remember the '81 brawl?
    ¬†"If the referee goes by the rule book now, there will be nobody left to play the hockey game." — Bill Chadwick, New York Rangers television analyst The ice at the Forum was so crowded that night in 1981, it looked like the rink at New York's...