| Jul 28, 2014
| 11:11 PM
The Lakers have officially hired Byron Scott as their next coach, ending a search of almost three months by choosing a familiar name to Lakers followers.
He comes with a built-in advantage over the last two Lakers coaches because he didn't replace...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:30 AM
The Lakers' young new power forward likes to do something that most big guys despise.
Dribble the ball. In space. Often well above the top of the key.
Julius Randle likes to handle.
He's not the next Magic Johnson, despite similar 6-foot-9 height....
| Jul 15, 2014
| 7:31 PM
The baseball season has reached its traditional halfway point, and Dodgers fans continue to lead the league in strikeouts.
While caught in the crossfire between Mis-DirecTV and Sports-Nyet LA, is there anything they haven't missed?
Josh Beckett became...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 5:44 PM
I was amused at the Lakers' pitch to various free agents to join them. Reminded me of an 80-year-old man trying to convince a supermodel he used to be something in the day.
Is it really that hard to see the 800-pound ego in...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 10:24 AM
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant says he is “scared” about his future after basketball.
Bryant, who turns 36 in August, is under contract with the Lakers for two more seasons. He played just six games last season. After he returned from...
| Jul 24, 2014
I never thought I would have to fight for a grocery store in my ward. When I was first elected alderman of the 5th Ward in 1999, I naively thought retailers would flock to this South Side community after taking note of all of its selling points —...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 11:33 PM
They have defined NBA greatness for the past 50 years. They have won 16 NBA championships and can claim 26 members in the NBA Hall of Fame. They have had an uncanny ability to reload their roster quickly when their dynastic players move on.
| Jul 3, 2014
| 8:35 PM
The earthquake rocked the Lakers on the morning of Nov. 25, 2013, their economic future rattled by a $48.5-million contract extension given to an aging and injured player who neither required it nor demanded it.
Now, seven months later, comes the...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 7:35 PM
O say can you see, by the dawn's early light…
That light painfully dawns on a screeching rock star attempting to recapture lost glory, a scruffy folk singer torturously immortalizing his mandolin, a hip quartet desperately trying to create a...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 4:28 PM
In some cases, bad blood comes with an expiration date.
LeBron James is headed back to Cleveland to play for owner Dan Gilbert. That might have been unthinkable four years ago, when James announced he was taking his talents to South Beach to play for...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 10:04 PM
Last week, when Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw threw a no-hitter and I tweeted a photo of the celebration, a reader responded.
"Stupid that most of Los Angeles was unable to watch" the game, wrote Terry Kinigstein. "Time that the Dodgers are available to...