| Nov 23, 2014
| 11:01 PM
Despite denying it, Kobe Bryant considers it highly important to pass Michael Jordan's career scoring mark. So says one of Bryant's closest ex-teammates.
Bryant is only 218 points from passing Jordan for third on the NBA all-time list after scoring 27...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 10:50 AM
Here's our team-by-team preview of the Western Conference. Teams are in predicted order of finish in their divisions.
SOUTHWEST DIVISIONSan Antonio Spurs
Last Season: 62-20, 1st in Southwest. Defeated Miami to win NBA title.
The Buzz: The way the...
| Oct 24, 2014
Part of the ever-growing fraternal culture of "brohood," an increasing male demand for yoga (possibly driven in part by pro basketball player advocates such as LeBron James, Blake Griffin, Kevin Durant, Kevin Love, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Shaquille O'...
| 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...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 1:58 PM
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...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The Lakers introduced their new head coach last week, welcoming back Byron Scott to the organization on a four-year deal.
Scott, who won three titles with the "Showtime" Lakers and was a teammate of then-rookie Kobe Bryant during the 1996-97 season,...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The rookie arrived at Lakers training camp with something to prove.
His new teammates — veterans such as Magic Johnson and Michael Cooper — elbowed him around the basketball court. The rough treatment continued after practice.