| Jan 21, 2012
| 5:01 PM
NEW YORK — The NBA and its commissioner, David Stern, are emerging from a tumultuous time. A bitter labor dispute cost the league almost its entire preseason and 16 regular-season games, but it resulted in a new collective bargaining agreement.
| Feb 8, 2008
| 10:41 AM
Question: The Lakers seem to be in position to make a choice with Lamar Odom: Get something of value while he still has value.
I personally love this team when Andrew Bynum gets back, but I also think with my heart and don't appreciate the business side....
| Feb 13, 2008
MINNEAPOLIS -- More and more, Kobe Bryant feels like a kid locked in a toy store after closing hours.
"It's like Christmas every day," Bryant said. "We have so many weapons here. I really just use my abilities to be a bait, continue to create easy...
| Mar 2, 2008
The best owner in the history of professional sports is strolling through his sprawling hilltop home when he comes upon an ornate wooden door riddled with three gaping holes.
It is the door to his private elevator. It is also, perhaps, the portal to a...
| Mar 18, 2008
| 9:51 AM
I really don't have any comment on your " NBA Power Rankings" blog. I just like reminding you that you have a blog. I'm sorry -- I guess I just have a cruel streak. --Craig Berry, Park Forest, Ill.
I am not a blogger! OK, it's time to explain this. I...
| Feb 2, 2008
In a bold, swift move, the Lakers improved their franchise and impressed their franchise player, a two-step process that pushed them closer toward the front of the Western Conference line on a pivotal, perhaps memorable, Friday.
| Dec 1, 2007
Question: What is the likelihood that the Lakers finish the season with all three centers? Will one of them be packaged in a trade to try and get Kobe some help?
-- Tim Creef, Gaithersburg, Md.
Answer: First and foremost, Andrew Bynum will not be traded...
| Dec 4, 2007
The Lakers haven't played a quarter of the 2007-08 season but it's clear that a major weakness for them is a lack of toughness when center Kwame Brown is not in the lineup.
Brown, who has missed the last eight games because of a sprained ankle and knee,...
| Dec 8, 2007
The Lakers had barely opened the last few minutes of their practice to the media Friday when Ronny Turiaf and Javaris Crittenton collided under the basket and got up . . . very . . . very . . . slowly.
A minute or two later, Luke Walton hobbled off the...
| Dec 9, 2007
The Lakers probably were not going to win 50 games, but Coach Phil Jackson made it semi-official Saturday.
Jackson said after practice that he told his players following a 127-99 win over Denver on Nov. 29 that they were not good enough to win 50 games....
| Dec 10, 2007
It wasn't quite Magic to Worthy, but the Lakers did pretty well for themselves Sunday night.
They threw on throwback jerseys from the 1987-88 season and then tossed aside the Golden State Warriors, 123-113, Sunday at Staples Center.
Andrew Bynum tied...