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  • Lakers don't want to hear about losing

    The Lakers were in a great mood, winners of one in a row, when they were asked about Magic Johnson's comments after beating the Sacramento Kings. Even Nick Young stopped smiling when he heard Johnson said the Lakers should lose every game to secure a...
  • No surprise Kobe struggling to deal with losing

    No surprise Kobe struggling to deal with losing
    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,...
  • Kobe Bryant as the Lakers' starting point guard? Don't laugh

    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...
  • Kobe Bryant should pass Michael Jordan's career points total Sunday

    Kobe Bryant should pass Michael Jordan's career points total Sunday
    Kobe Bryant has fought through a broken bone in his knee, torn Achilles' tendon, numerous sprained ankles and chronic knee pain so severe it required cutting-edge treatment in Germany, all while investing 46,386 career minutes over 19 seasons (not...
  • The legacy of Landon Donovan

    The legacy of Landon Donovan
    If Magic Johnson and Larry Bird came along at the right time to save the NBA with their skills and transcendent personalities, if Wayne Gretzky appeared to become the relatable face the NHL lacked and trigger a warm-weather hockey boom, Landon Donovan has...
  • Magic Johnson, Mia Hamm among owners of new L.A. pro soccer team

    The newest professional sports franchise in Southern California doesn't have a name, a home, any players or even a coach. But the fledgling Major League Soccer team does have a large and impressive ownership group with enough star power to make it stand...
  • Five takeaways from the Clippers' 110-93 victory over Miami

    The Clippers took their traveling party to South Beach on Thursday and thoroughly enjoyed a 110-93 romp over the Miami Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena. Here are five takeaways after the Clippers improved to 2-0 on their seven-game trip that continues...
  • A year-by-year look at Hot Property's most memorable listings

    A year-by-year look at Hot Property's most memorable listings
    1984: After flying his parents out from Michigan to approve the purchase, 25-year-old Magic Johnson of the Lakers moves into an English country-style home in Bel-Air with high ceilings and an indoor sports area he converts to a basketball half-court. He...
  • Clippers FYI: Blake Griffin turns his game inside-out

    The Clippers brought a skilled mixologist with them to South Beach. It led to some fun times for the entire team. Blake Griffin artfully blended his shots throughout the Clippers' 17-point rout of the Miami Heat on Thursday, showing that he can be...
  • Hot Property at 30: A look back

    Hot Property at 30: A look back
    Hot Property was just a kernel of an idea when Ruth Ryon proposed it in 1984 to Dick Turpin, then-editor of The Times' Real Estate section. The reporter thought there could be a column in the short stories she had started writing on notable people and...
  • Magic Johnson suggests Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin should start

    Jeremy Lin has been one of the Lakers' best players during the preseason, averaging 10.8 points and 6.0 assists through four games. Coming off the bench, Lin helped the Lakers overtake the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, 94-86, while scoring 13...