| Apr 24, 2015
| 4:26 PM
The ownership transition from Donald Sterling to Steve Ballmer has come with some noticeable improvements for the Clippers.
"We've had no controversy," Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said Friday, laughing. "It's been a controversy-free year for the most part...
| Apr 22, 2015
| 12:30 PM
Bulls forward Pau Gasol won the 2014-15 Magic Johnson Award, which is presented annually by the Professional Basketball Writers Association to honor the NBA player who “best combines excellence on the basketball court with cooperation and dignity in...
| Apr 22, 2015
| 3:11 PM
Lakers fans will not be surprised by this news: Bulls forward Pau Gasol is the winner of the 2014-15 Magic Johnson Award, which is given annually by the Professional Basketball Writers Assn. to the player who excels on the court and in showing dignity...
| Apr 19, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Disappointment found Chris Paul long before those early NBA playoff exits.
He was so worked up in his first game as a varsity high school point guard after two years on the junior varsity that he cried after his team lost its opener.
"I've had guys...
| Apr 17, 2015
| 4:45 PM
I found Bill Shaikin's brief piece on Magic Johnson's company-line take on the cable television squabble to be interesting. As one who does not subscribe to Time Warner Cable, I was encouraged by his telling us that there are meetings in progress and work...
| Apr 15, 2015
| 11:09 PM
The Lakers tried to chase history a few short years ago, acquiring Dwight Howard and Steve Nash to pair with Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol, all in the name of winning a 17th NBA championship and catching the hated Boston Celtics.
They made history of a...
| 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'...
| 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 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...
| Mar 31, 2015
| 12:36 PM
The Lakers got a tremendous performance from rookie guard Jordan Clarkson on Monday night in Philadelphia, but a relatively high volume of fans were left devastated by the Lakers' 113-111 win over the 76ers.
The cause of consternation? The Lakers...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 10:57 PM
Mark Madsen knows a few things about life.
Dancing wouldn't be one of them. But rebounding delights him to no end.
The Lakers assistant coach lights up when asked about Jordan Clarkson's penchant to grab quite a few boards for a point guard. The...