| Jan 20, 2015
| 11:24 AM
In the wake of the attack on the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo and the deadly hostage crisis at a Paris kosher market last week, the Muslim community has once again been thrust into the public eye. This, of course, comes less than a month...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 7:50 AM
The only USC basketball team Bob Boyd led to the NCAA tournament, in 1979, was eliminated by DePaul in a West Regional game played at Pauley Pavilion. It was also Boyd's last game as the Trojans' coach after he had previously announced his intention to...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 4:57 PM
I no longer know whether Kobe will play or rest.
I no longer know whether having him on the court helps or hurts the Lakers.
And, with the top-five protected draft pick, I no longer know whether to root for the Lakers to win, or to lose.
| Jan 9, 2015
| 6:43 PM
LOS ANGELES — Statues of Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wayne Gretzky, Oscar De La Hoya and Chick Hearn adorn the plaza outside Staples Center.
You don't need to tell the Orlando Magic that a statue of Kobe Bryant someday will be there, too....
| Dec 15, 2014
| 9:39 PM
It was due to happen, the Lakers living large off a three-game winning streak that included a stunner in San Antonio and a milestone in Minneapolis.
Call this one the fiasco at the fieldhouse, where the only life the Lakers could find was in the arena...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 6:13 PM
Even as he tried to convince Pau Gasol to remain with the Lakers, Kobe Bryant assured Gasol his support would remain.
So when the Lakers arrived in Chicago late Wednesday, Bryant's dinner plans were set.
"Our relationship and bond goes beyond...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 3:39 PM
There was that other news item featured at Thursday's practice: Kobe Bryant is 31 points from passing Michael Jordan for third on the NBA's all-time scoring list.
It could happen Friday in San Antonio or, more likely, Sunday in Minnesota. Bryant is...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 8:33 PM
Kobe Bryant soon will pass Michael Jordan for third place on the NBA's all-time scoring list. That is unless another of his body parts goes out or he is suspended for threatening great bodily harm to his teammates.
In a most predictable of scenarios,...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 6:36 AM
The Lakers (6-16) ended their three-game slide with a tight win over the Sacramento Kings (11-11). Here are five takeaways from their 98-95 victory on Tuesday at Staples Center.
1. Coach Byron Scott turned to Kobe Bryant to play point guard for most...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 10:12 PM
Kobe Bryant will almost surely pass Michael Jordan on Sunday in Minnesota.
There's a lot of territory to cover after that.
Bryant's 32,284 career points are nine shy of topping Jordan, an accomplishment that needs no explanation.
But then would come...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 4:06 PM
Kobe Bryant has fought through a broken bone in his knee, torn Achilles' tendon, numerous sprained ankles and chronic knee pain so severe it required cutting-edge treatment in Germany, all while investing 46,386 career minutes over 19 seasons (not...