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  • Dwight Howard is a happy Houston Rocket

    Dwight Howard is a happy Houston Rocket
    Dwight Howard walked past Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak in that Staples Center tunnel last spring and never really stopped, the allure of less pressure and a permanent honeymoon triggering a Texas two-step. The hypersensitive hulk returns to...
  • Story lines run deep in NBA playoffs, as should the Clippers

    Story lines run deep in NBA playoffs, as should the Clippers
    It's springtime in Los Angeles, otherwise known as the season when the Clippers march merrily into the playoffs and the Lakers conduct exit interviews. OK, so maybe this isn't exactly an annual occurrence. The Lakers haven't missed the playoffs during...
  • Apodaca: Let's pause and recall the influence of Jerry Norman

    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...
  • Lakers beat Magic, 103-94, but it's a rough night for Pau Gasol

    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...
  • Watch Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's new 'Airplane!'-inspired ad

    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-...
  • Charles Barkley calls Clippers one of two top teams in West

    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...
  • Up next for the Clippers: Monday vs. Phoenix

    Up next for the Clippers: Monday vs. Phoenix
    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...
  • Clippers defeat Warriors to extend winning streak to nine games

    Clippers defeat Warriors to extend winning streak to nine games
    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,...
  • Lakers have another historic night in 119-85 loss to Spurs

    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...
  • Looking ahead in the NBA

    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...
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar reprises his character from Airplane!

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar reprises his character from Airplane!
    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?...