| Feb 6, 2015
| 7:30 AM
Hall of Fame basketball player Earvin "Magic" Johnson was recently honored with the second annual Joe DiMaggio American Icon Award by Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.
The event, which raised almost $1 million, was staged at the Diplomat Resort & Spa...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 6:43 PM
LOS ANGELES — Statues of Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wayne Gretzky, Oscar De La Hoya and Chick Hearn adorn the plaza outside Staples Center.
You don't need to tell the Orlando Magic that a statue of Kobe Bryant someday will be there, too....
| Feb 4, 2015
| 11:31 AM
Byron Scott was in his first stint as a head coach when Jason Kidd happened.
The star of the New Jersey Nets at the time, Kidd reportedly tried to lead an uprising in the locker room to complain about Scott's coaching.
It likely led to the end of...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 5:58 PM
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...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 8:38 PM
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...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 4:01 PM
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...
| Aug 5, 2014
I am appalled that there exists an Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award (ESPY) for courage named for Arthur Ashe. Michael Sam received the most recent one.
Arthur Ashe was a coward who hid his AIDS status for four years after he had brain...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 11:00 AM
"Kevin, Kevin, come see us!" yelled a man pushing a stroller.
"Yo, K.J., stop by the community garden!" urged a friend from the old neighborhood.
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson beamed as he walked through the heart of Oak Park, a long-struggling...
| 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.
| Sep 30, 2014
| 8:55 PM
The comparison is all but mandatory now. Try to put Clayton Kershaw into historical perspective, and you are virtually obligated to mention Sandy Koufax.
Koufax, the gold standard among Dodgers pitchers, won the Cy Young Award three times, the most-...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 4:19 PM
Dodgers minority owner Magic Johnson said he is confident a majority of local households will be able to watch his team’s games on television next season.
“I think we’re going to be on TV next season,” Johnson said Sunday. “...