| Nov 6, 2014
| 9:13 PM
Bob Costas has covered so many Olympics, Super Bowls, World Series, U.S. Opens and other big events that they blur together. Yet there's one entry on his resume that might surprise even hard-core basketball fans.
Costas was the play-by-play voice for...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 4:08 PM
By the end, the patience had run thin, razor thin.
The patience with a teammate who wasn't there for 28 games during the regular season.
The patience with a center who at times came up small.
The patience for a coach who ran the same defensive...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Kobe Bryant might set another record Tuesday night, but the game won't stop and there won't be hugs from Lakers teammates amid polite applause from Memphis Grizzlies fans.
Bryant is 13 missed shots from breaking John Havlicek's all-time NBA mark....
| Nov 11, 2014
| 7:42 PM
Memphis Grizzlies 107 - Lakers 102
The Lakers scrambled to overcome a 17-point deficit in Memphis on Tuesday night, but ultimately fell short in the final moments to the Grizzlies, dropping to 1-6 on the season.
The Grizzlies got the best...
| Oct 24, 2014
Part of the ever-growing fraternal culture of "brohood," an increasing male demand for yoga (possibly driven in part by pro basketball player advocates such as LeBron James, Blake Griffin, Kevin Durant, Kevin Love, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Shaquille O'...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 12:54 PM
Kobe Bryant passed Michael Jordan (32,292) for third place on the NBA's all-time career scoring list on Sunday, in a Lakers' win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
On Monday, Bryant published his thoughts on the milestone in an essay on The Players'...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 9:39 PM
It was due to happen, the Lakers living large off a three-game winning streak that included a stunner in San Antonio and a milestone in Minneapolis.
Call this one the fiasco at the fieldhouse, where the only life the Lakers could find was in the arena...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 3:14 PM
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...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 3:50 PM
A look at the starting lineups, inactives, referees and a pregame note of note for Wednesday's 7:30 p.m. game between the Miami Heat and Atlanta Hawks at AmericanAirlines Arena (TV: Sun Sports. Radio: 790-AM, 104.3-FM, 106.3-FM, 710-AM-Spanish), with...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The Lakers (5-16) lost their third-straight game on Sunday, falling to the New Orleans Pelicans (9-10). Here are five takeaways from their 104-87 defeat on Sunday at Staples Center.
1) Coach Byron Scott changed the Lakers' lineup but the result wasn'...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 3:39 PM
There was that other news item featured at Thursday's practice: Kobe Bryant is 31 points from passing Michael Jordan for third on the NBA's all-time scoring list.
It could happen Friday in San Antonio or, more likely, Sunday in Minnesota. Bryant is...