| 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...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 5:34 PM
Q: Ira, I know that Erik Spoelstra likes to slow-cook rookies, but with the lack of shooting-guard depth requiring Mario Chalmers to play some two, do you see Shabazz Napier getting regular minutes? -- Luis.
A: First, there is plenty of time for the...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 4:37 PM
At the Summer Olympics, spectators seem drawn to the beach volleyball courts. Outside of the Games, fans seem to find other ways to spend their time.
That's the problem the sport has in this country. But, the situation isn't hopeless and enthusiasts...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 11:33 PM
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.
| 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.
| 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,...