| Oct 15, 2014
| 8:15 PM
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...
| Oct 16, 2014
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...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 4:10 PM
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...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 2:30 PM
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...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 3:14 PM
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...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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,...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 7:55 PM
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...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 2:49 PM
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,...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 5:07 PM
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"...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 7:04 PM
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.
| Jun 2, 2014
| 9:11 PM
"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...