| Mar 21, 2014
| 4:02 PM
With the NCAA tournament underway, it's worth remembering that March Madness hasn't always been around to turn us into a nation of obsessed college basketball fans.
Back in more provincial times, one man contributed as much as anyone to raising the...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 11:03 PM
The surreal state of the Lakers — they lose even when they win.
They beat the Orlando Magic, 103-94, Sunday at Staples Center and ended a four-game losing streak with a career-high 28 points from Jordan Hill.
But Pau Gasol couldn't finish the...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 9:55 AM
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is known by most people as a Lakers legend and an NBA Hall of Famer. But to some, he will always be Roger Murdock, the co-pilot on the classic comedy movie "Airplane!"
On Tuesday, a new commercial was released where Abdul-Jabbar re-...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 8:04 AM
The Clippers' total dismantling of the woebegone Lakers on Thursday in epic proportion elicited all sorts of responses about the greatness of the Clippers.
Just listen to what basketball Hall of Famer and TNT analysts Charles Barkley had to say about...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 5:37 PM
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Staples Center.
On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 980, 1330.
Records: Clippers 44-20, Suns 36-26.
Record vs. Suns: 1-1.
Update: Blake Griffin needs 11 rebounds to reach 3,000 in his career. Griffin would become the...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 11:02 PM
Blake Griffin looked at the Staples Center crowd and clapped his hands. Then Griffin pumped his fist toward his teammates, drawing a smile from Chris Paul.
After the game was over, after the Clippers had defeated the Golden State Warriors, 111-98,...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 9:40 PM
SAN ANTONIO — Sure, why not. Another ragged moment for the Lakers and their fine tradition.
They never lost this badly to the San Antonio Spurs until Friday, a 119-85 blush of a game for the visitors that blew past their embarrassing 32-point...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 4:44 PM
CLIPPERS AT LAKERS: Thursday at 7:30 p.m. TV: TNT.
The Lakers' championship banners and retired jerseys will be on display again when the Staples Center inhabitants meet, about the only reminders of the team's glory days amid a lost season. The...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:34 AM
If they had an Oscar for best performance in a movie by an active pro athlete, the Academy Award in 1980 would have gone to Los Angeles Lakers star Karrem Abdul-Jabbar for his role in Airplane!
I know what you're thinking. Surely, I can't be serious?...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 11:44 AM
The little town of Dixon, Ill., has two claims to fame. First, it’s the self-proclaimed Petunia Capital of Illinois. And second, it’s the boyhood home of Ronald Reagan, 40th president of the United States.
Presidents (and petunias) are no...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 1:30 PM
The diva guard is orchestrating coaching changes. The boss man is an inveterate womanizer, as is most of the team, except for the committed virgin they just signed, who firmly believes sex shouldn't take place till marriage.
This a dynasty or a soap...