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  • Byron Scott knows Lakers have a lot of work to do on defense

    Byron Scott knows Lakers have a lot of work to do on defense
    From his first news conference, Lakers Coach Byron Scott made it clear that defense would be his priority the moment sneakers hit the practice floor. Every player would have to understand that defense won't be optional, evoking lessons he learned as an...
  • Magic Johnson Grabs Brass Ring Award From Carousel of Hope

    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...
  • Thunder takes a hit as Kevin Durant suffers foot injury

    Thunder takes a hit as Kevin Durant suffers foot injury
    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...
  • Los Angeles vs. New York: It's another major city matchup for a ring

    Los Angeles vs. New York: It's another major city matchup for a ring
    The Kings and New York Rangers face off in the Stanley Cup Final starting Wednesday at Staples Center. It will be the eighth time that teams from Los Angeles and New York have met to decide a title in a major sport, and the first time since 1981. A look...
  • The Kings-Rangers fight we can't forget: Remember the '81 brawl?

    The Kings-Rangers fight we can't forget: Remember the '81 brawl?
     "If the referee goes by the rule book now, there will be nobody left to play the hockey game." — Bill Chadwick, New York Rangers television analyst The ice at the Forum was so crowded that night in 1981, it looked like the rink at New York's...
  • Men behaving badly

    Men behaving badly
    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...
  • Lakers' week in review

    Lakers' week in review
    While the Lakers didn't seem to make any progress toward selecting a new head coach last week, the team held a sizable pre-draft workout Wednesday. The team brought in 12 prospects to audition in El Segundo, including Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart,...
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Doc to Air on HBO

    HBO Sports and Mandalay Sports Media, in association with Iconomy Multi-Media & Entertainment, are developing a documentary about basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Variety has learned. Directed by Ron Yassen, produced by Deborah Morales and...
  • HBO Sports producing documentary on life of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    HBO Sports producing documentary on life of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    Lakers Hall of Fame center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be the subject of a new HBO documentary scheduled to be aired in early 2015. HBO Sports, partnering with Mandalay Sports Media and Iconomy Multi-Media & Entertainment, says it has already begun...
  • NBA's use of 'hammer' on Donald Sterling welcomed by Garcetti

    NBA's use of 'hammer' on Donald Sterling welcomed by Garcetti
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday praised NBA Commissioner Adam Silver for "bringing down the hammer" on Clippers owner Donald Sterling, capping four days of pressure from the city's political leaders over remarks said to be made by Sterling...
  • Steve Nash, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar pleased with Donald Sterling punishment

    Steve Nash, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar pleased with Donald Sterling punishment
    The decision came quickly and decisively from NBA Commissioner Adam Silver -- a lifetime ban for Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Former and current NBA players were almost as quick in their praise for Silver, who became the league's commissioner just...