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  • 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...
  • In L.A. NBA battle, Lakers have the past, Clippers have the present

    In L.A. NBA battle, Lakers have the past, Clippers have the present
    Byron Scott smiled in late October when asked which of Los Angeles' NBA teams ruled the city. "When they get about 13 banners," the Lakers coach said of the Clippers, mindful that his team had won 16 championships and its cross-town rival zero, "then it...
  • Lakers offer condolences to Kupchak family on death of teenage daughter

    Lakers offer condolences to Kupchak family on death of teenage daughter
    The news about the death of Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak's teenage daughter has been hard for everyone in the Lakers' family, Coach Byron Scott said before the team played Portland. Alina Claire Kupchak, the 15-year-old daughter of Mitch and his...
  • Byron Scott-Magic Johnson friendship has plenty of fuel left in tank

    Byron Scott-Magic Johnson friendship has plenty of fuel left in tank
    Magic Johnson created a mess earlier this month by saying the Lakers should "lose every game" and secure a top-five draft pick. Some Lakers fans hated it, some loved it. Lakers players and coaches definitely didn't like it. But when Johnson and good...
  • Jeanie Buss doesn't see any logic in idea of Lakers tanking

    Jeanie Buss doesn't see any logic in idea of Lakers tanking
    The Lakers (11-24) will lose their first-round pick to the Phoenix Suns if they don't have a top-five selection in the 2015 NBA draft. Some, including Hall of Famer Magic Johnson, have suggested it would be better if the Lakers tank the season, to...
  • 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...
  • 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

    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...
  • Former Lakers applaud Kobe Bryant

    Former Lakers applaud Kobe Bryant
    The reviews trickled in quickly, the comparisons between Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant forgotten for one brief period of time. Bryant passed Jordan on Sunday for third on the NBA's all-time scoring list, an accomplishment that overshadowed the Lakers'...
  • Financial advising firm focuses on professional athletes

    Financial advising firm focuses on professional athletes
    When a new professional athlete gets that first big paycheck, it can be hard to suppress the desire to splurge on a sports car, luxury condo or whatever catches his or her fancy. Friends, family and associates might come looking for a piece, whether it'...