| Aug 16, 2014
Congratulations to Steve Ballmer on making the worst individual purchase in the history of sports. Perhaps he thought the price tag included the arena and the Lakers. Honestly, I think he made the purchase to do what many of us think he will ultimately do...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Many years ago, when I was in college, a professor told me that some people chose to change the world while others were chosen by the world to change it.
James Brady fit the second category. Brady, who died Monday at the age of 73, didn't set out to...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 4:28 PM
Newly hired Lakers Coach Byron Scott took over the team's Twitter feed Friday, giving his thoughts on the team's prospects this season.
His top priority, Scott wrote, is "to get our team to play defense on a consistent basis every single night."
| Aug 1, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and 51 other lawmakers, including members of the Congressional Black Caucus, are pressing the FCC to ensure that upcoming mergers include "enforceable commitments" to boost media ownership, programming, advertising and...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 6:52 PM
Inside the pillared estate on North Beverly Drive, after a television interview that lasted an hour and 20 minutes, Donald Sterling hoisted himself out of his chair. The Clippers owner and real estate mogul took a few steps before his knees buckled and he...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 8:06 PM
With Magic Johnson in attendance and a playoff spot very much on the line, the Connecticut Sun may have suffered the most stinging regular-season defeat in their history Sunday at the Staples Center. The Sun, ahead by six with 29.8 seconds to play,...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The Lakers introduced their new head coach last week, welcoming back Byron Scott to the organization on a four-year deal.
Scott, who won three titles with the "Showtime" Lakers and was a teammate of then-rookie Kobe Bryant during the 1996-97 season,...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 6:28 AM
GLASTONBURY – UConn, the reigning NCAA champion, will be a different team when the season begins in November. In some ways, that should be a good thing.
Amida Brimah, the 7-foot center, will have a year's experience and shoulder surgery behind...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The rookie arrived at Lakers training camp with something to prove.
His new teammates — veterans such as Magic Johnson and Michael Cooper — elbowed him around the basketball court. The rough treatment continued after practice.
| Jul 28, 2014
| 8:32 PM
The fiercest of winds is upon them, swirling in every direction, dust and debris everywhere, their once-strong aura shaking at its cracked foundation.
The Lakers didn't need a head coach, they needed some old-fashioned storm shutters.
| Jul 29, 2014
| 1:54 PM
The Lakers introduced their new coach, former Showtime member Byron Scott, at a news conference Tuesday. It began with surprise appearances by former Lakers greats Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jamaal Wilkes, and included an introduction and...