| Feb 16, 2013
| 4:24 PM
Michael Jordan probably provided about 50,000 breathtaking moments during his basketball career. On MJ's 50th birthday, we try to capture some of his high points — adding up to 50.
2 — March 29, 1982: As a freshman at North Carolina, Jordan...
| 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...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 5:53 PM
One of the great sports debates across America has been the question of who was the greatest basketball player of all time.
The answer almost universally now is Michael Jordan, who led the Bulls to six NBA championships.
For a generation of fans...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 7:20 PM
He wore dark-rimmed glasses that made him look like Clark Kent and he played defense like Superman.
Now, Kenny Heitz is gone, leaving UCLA basketball fans with fond memories and sorrow. He is a magical name from the 10-championship John Wooden era that...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 8:10 PM
SAN DIEGO - A Lakers legend was hands-on during an education conference in San Diego Monday, where science took center stage.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar took part in the California STEM Learning Network Conference that promotes science, technology,...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 2:55 PM
He was a gritty 6-foot-3 guard from the Bronx with boundless energy and a long, sweet jumper that seemed to kiss the Civic Center's ceiling before finding its mark.
"Bullseye!" Baltimore Bullets broadcaster Jim Karvellas would exclaim as Kevin Loughery...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 1:55 PM
Looks like L.A. is going to need a few more paparazzi.
You can't stroll Venice Beach or sit down to bacon-wrapped monkfish at Spago without spotting a superstar Laker or Clipper in the nation's new basketball capital.
Here comes Dwight Howard, the...
| May 19, 2012
| 10:54 PM
It's an exciting time for Southern California sports. Staples Center just hosted four playoff games in three days, and has two more in store Sunday. The Kings are serious contenders to win the Stanley Cup. The Lakers and Clippers, though, have a much...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 8:09 PM
Everybody wants to be remembered for something.
There are two ways to accomplish that: By what you say or what you do.
Just which of those options is more important all depends on your chosen profession, but in most circles, actions speak louder than...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 1:35 PM
Pam Grier plans on taking a break from fan conventions and autograph signings for a while following her many movie theater and autograph show appearances in the Chicago area this weekend. It's not that the blaxploitation movie legend doesn't enjoy meeting...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 1:50 PM
A proposed $1.2-billion NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles secured crucial approvals from the City Council on Friday, a major milestone in efforts to return pro football to the city after a 17-year absence.
The action clears the path for developer...