| Feb 19, 2013
| 4:34 AM
Jerry Buss was one of the greatest owners in the history of professional sports, the creator of the most entertaining championship teams ever, a fearless pioneer who bonded a giant and disparate city under a brilliant blanket of purple and gold.
| Jun 6, 2013
| 7:00 AM
When can you make an argument that 2 > 5?
You can do it when comparing the careers of LeBron James and Kobe Bryant, should James win a second NBA championship with the Miami Heat in the coming weeks.
And you can do the funny math while easily...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Jerry Buss, the longtime owner of the Lakers whose penchant for showmanship helped turn the game of basketball into “Showtime” and who led the team to 10 NBA championships, died Monday. He was 80.
A self-made millionaire who built his...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 1:27 PM
Win the Super Bowl, and head to Disney. It's a tradition now since Phil Sims uttered the words, "I'm going to Disney World" after winning Super Bowl XXI with the New York Giants in 1987.
Now, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco gets the free trip...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 5:23 PM
In a week when you thought you might have heard it all, I present to you Bill Walton speaking to USC students and bashing UCLA basketball.
"I never knew they had pretty girls here at USC," began Walton, one of UCLA's all-time greats, after being...
| Jun 2, 2013
The roll call includes iconic big men such as Kareem, Shaq and Walton. Plus, uniquely versatile talents like Magic, LeBron and Oscar. And don't forget Hampton Roads' own Allen Iverson and Joe Smith.
But among the players selected first overall in the...
| May 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
He spent some of his basketball career above the rim, some of it behind a desk, all of it in limbo.
Elgin Baylor was a Lakers star before the Lakers were stars. He was a Clippers boss before the Clippers were boss. He was always Los Angeles' other idol,...
| May 4, 2013
| 5:49 PM
Not one. Not two. Not three. Not …
"You know you're about to get your fourth MVP?" Dwyane Wade said to LeBron James the other day as they sat in the Heat's training room. "And it's your fourth in five years?"
"I'm still a kid from Akron,''...
| May 3, 2013
| 4:45 PM
Obviously, Magic fans have known for some time — say, since January — that the club was not going to receive a postseason invitation. (Thanks again, Dwight.)
Still, it's weird after six consecutive seasons of playoff appearances not to see...
| May 6, 2013
| 2:49 AM
By the time I made it to the Spectrum for the first time in 1978, Philadelphia's first modern indoor sports arena was anything but.
Gum and dried food stuck under and on the seats, floors were tacky and it had an ambience more fitting for a vampire...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 9:10 PM
Los Angeles Galaxy soccer player Jack McBean, the former Corona del Mar High standout, and NFL official Laird Hayes highlight those involved in the inaugural KidWorks Classic Golf Tournament at Aliso Viejo Country Club April 29.
In addition to McBean...