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  • Former Wake Forest coach Dave Odom recalls Tim Duncan's humble roots

    Former Wake Forest coach Dave Odom recalls Tim Duncan's humble roots
    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...
  • Jeanie Buss recalls meeting Lakers' No. 1 pick Magic Johnson

    Jeanie Buss recalls meeting Lakers' No. 1 pick Magic Johnson
    The Lakers rarely pick in the top 10 of the NBA draft.  They'll do so on Thursday night with the seventh overall selection. Lakers owner/executive Jeanie Buss, in an essay on her late father Jerry Buss for C-Suite Quarterly, recalled meeting one of...
  • Dodgers aren't doing enough to end broadcast blackout

    Last week, when Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw threw a no-hitter and I tweeted a photo of the celebration, a reader responded. "Stupid that most of Los Angeles was unable to watch" the game, wrote Terry Kinigstein. "Time that the Dodgers are available to...
  • My Brother's Keeper needs to include some sisters [Commentary]

    My Brother's Keeper needs to include some sisters [Commentary]
    It's not as messy as the rollout of President Barack Obama's health care plan, but his My Brother's Keeper initiative for black and Latino boys and young men has created a firestorm of debate among people who have largely been supportive of his...
  • Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw reflects on no-hitter

    Clayton Kershaw said he received congratulatory messages from Sandy Koufax and Magic Johnson after pitching his first career no-hitter on Wednesday night. Kershaw also heard from many people around baseball, including some others in the Dodgers...
  • Dodgers lose in walk-off fashion to Padres, 6-5

    KEY MOMENT: Closer Kenley Jansen inherited a 5-3 lead, only to give up three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning in a walk-off victory for the Padres. Carlos Quentin and Will Venable hit consecutive run-scoring doubles. Venable reached third base on...
  • What would Gregg Popovich be without Tim Duncan?

    Gregg Popovich declines to try to run from the massive shadow of Tim Duncan. We're talking about a literal shadow; Duncan is 6-foot-11. And we're talking, at the same time, about a symbolic shadow. Popovich and Duncan recently combined for their fifth...
  • Parsing Riley's words while wondering

    Parsing Riley's words while wondering
       Apparently LeBron James couldn't come up with the speaker's fee, so he didn't get his private audience with Pat Riley. Instead, he found himself, like many, as just another spectator.    That's what made Riley's season-ending Miami Heat soliloquy...
  • Riley's motivation: Keeping Big Three together

    Riley's motivation: Keeping Big Three together
    When Pat Riley was still coaching the Miami Heat, the master motivator was delivering another rah-rah locker-room speech. There was a bucket of ice water in front of him. "If you want to win a championship, you have to want it," Riley began, then...
  • Clayton Kershaw's no-hitter is the greatest game they never saw

    Not being able to watch Josh Beckett's no-hitter was bad enough, but for the most of Los Angeles to miss our homegrown hero's masterpiece is a disgrace. Rich Hardt Long Beach :: As long as Dodgers pitchers keep throwing no-hitters this season,...
  • Lest we forget, aging has its downside [Commentary]

    Lest we forget, aging has its downside [Commentary]
    I am standing at the front door, locked out of my own house. If this were a movie, it'd be raining. Thankfully, this isn't so it isn't. But the reality is embarrassing enough without any Hollywood embellishments. You see, we have this digital lock. To...