| Feb 13, 2015
| 4:32 PM
For those of you who still think that Lakers fans don't want the team to tank: The only NBA arena where you'll hear "Beat L.A." is Staples Center.
First, Dwight Howard, then Carmelo Anthony, then Pau Gasol and now...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 7:58 PM
Once upon a time in the NBA, when big-city basketball was all the rage, the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks were ever-present on the league marquee.
Their combined record this season is 43-114.
When the Celtics, Lakers and...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 3:33 PM
Not to sound un-American, but too much emphasis is being placed on winning when picking the NBA All-Star Game rosters.
Take the Atlanta Hawks – everybody is.
Eastern Conference coaches selected three Hawks as All-Star reserves: Al Horford,...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 6:34 AM
When he's not chiming in on the state of the Lakers or being the public face of the Dodgers' ownership group, basketball great Magic Johnson is a businessman. And as a businessman, it appears Johnson is interested in having an active role in helping an...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 8:21 PM
Former Lakers great Magic Johnson again harshly criticized Jim Buss, the team's executive vice president of basketball operations.
Johnson appeared Tuesday on ESPN's "First Take" and ripped Buss for way he has run the Lakers.
"When you're wrong, you'...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 2:31 PM
On Tuesday, Magic Johnson lashed out against Lakers owner/executive Jim Buss.
"[He's] trying to do it himself, trying to prove to everybody that this was the right decision, that 'my dad gave me the reins,' and he's not consulting anybody," Johnson said...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 7:30 AM
Hall of Fame basketball player Earvin "Magic" Johnson was recently honored with the second annual Joe DiMaggio American Icon Award by Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.
The event, which raised almost $1 million, was staged at the Diplomat Resort & Spa...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 11:31 AM
Byron Scott was in his first stint as a head coach when Jason Kidd happened.
The star of the New Jersey Nets at the time, Kidd reportedly tried to lead an uprising in the locker room to complain about Scott's coaching.
It likely led to the end of...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 6:43 PM
LOS ANGELES — Statues of Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wayne Gretzky, Oscar De La Hoya and Chick Hearn adorn the plaza outside Staples Center.
You don't need to tell the Orlando Magic that a statue of Kobe Bryant someday will be there, too....
| Dec 12, 2014
| 8:33 PM
Kobe Bryant soon will pass Michael Jordan for third place on the NBA's all-time scoring list. That is unless another of his body parts goes out or he is suspended for threatening great bodily harm to his teammates.
In a most predictable of scenarios,...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 1:37 PM
It's not comparable to Magic Johnson starting an NBA Finals game at center, but Kobe Bryant might eventually start at point guard. It’s even been discussed in the past.
“I’ve thought about starting him at the point and I even talked to...