| Feb 17, 2013
| 9:35 PM
HOUSTON — The dueling dynamics of nostalgia and novelty permeated this entire All-Star weekend.
On the one hand, there were tributes to Michael Jordan, who turned 50 on Sunday. There was appreciation for David Stern, who presided over his 30th...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 2:46 PM
When Jerry Buss bought the Lakers in 1979, he wanted to build a championship team. He also wanted to put on a show.
The new owner gave courtside seats to movie stars. He hired pretty women to dance during timeouts. He spent freely on big stars and...
| 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 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,...
| 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...
| 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,''...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 4:27 PM
John Wooden is back. Not soon enough, in this me-first, Black Mamba world riddled with ego and hubris. Wooden's glory grows with each passing year, and every time Jonathan Vilma appeals his NFL case, or Lance Armstrong insists it's all a set-up. With...
| Mar 24, 2012
Only his number is retired — 33, in the Lakers' purple and gold that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wore to glory on the basketball court. The rest of him is still working away, most recently on his latest book. At UCLA, in blue and gold, Abdul-Jabbar was a...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Anderson Cooper, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Dr. Mehmet Oz are three of the influential media personalities participating in this year's "Jeopardy!" Power Players week. The special "Jeopardy" shows will be taped in Washington, D.C....