| 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...
| May 14, 2014
| 10:30 AM
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...
| May 14, 2014
| 1:45 PM
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...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 5:34 PM
Q: Ira, I know that Erik Spoelstra likes to slow-cook rookies, but with the lack of shooting-guard depth requiring Mario Chalmers to play some two, do you see Shabazz Napier getting regular minutes? -- Luis.
A: First, there is plenty of time for the...
| Jun 18, 2014
The odes began late Sunday night, interrupted only by Monday's grand theater between the U.S. and Ghana. And how richly deserved they were. The San Antonio Spurs' NBA championship, their dominance of the Miami Heat, commitment to team and reversal of last...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 5:02 PM
On Wednesday, Hall of Fame center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar picked the San Antonio Spurs to win the NBA Finals.
"I think San Antonio should have the edge because they should be hungrier," said Abdul-Jabbar on SiriusXM NBA Radio. "They would have won it last...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 2:51 PM
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,...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 4:37 PM
At the Summer Olympics, spectators seem drawn to the beach volleyball courts. Outside of the Games, fans seem to find other ways to spend their time.
That's the problem the sport has in this country. But, the situation isn't hopeless and enthusiasts...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 5:04 PM
Kobe Bryant is turning 36 Saturday, which means his career may or may not be flickering like a birthday candle.
Shaquille O'Neal and Steve Nash were All-Stars at that age. Tim Duncan averaged more points and rebounds than he had in either of the two...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Q: I know Leandro Barbosa and Jordan Crawford, if the Heat sign one or both, are capable of providing good offense in short bursts, but who is going to play better defense? -- Bryan, Mountain View, Calif.
A: In the absence of a rim protector other...