| Mar 20, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Sometimes teenage athletes can be very stubborn and don't want to listen to suggestions from their father, even if they play basketball and he's a coach in the NBA.
Elijah Brown, a standout senior guard at Santa Ana Mater Dei and the son of former...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 11:22 PM
When Mike Brown was hired as Lakers coach two years ago, he brought his teenage son, Elijah, with him from Cleveland.
In 2013, it's Elijah making the headlines in Los Angeles, becoming one of the best high school basketball players in Southern...
| Mar 3, 2013
It took several cups of coffee and a couple of hours one recent morning to realize there was still so much more to know about Jerry Buss.
The coffee was shared with Bob Steiner, Buss' longtime public relations advisor and general confidant. We...
| Mar 3, 2013
The frozen fields of Wyoming came first. Long before the championship trophies. Before the glitz and glamour. Jerry Buss was still a teenager, digging ditches beside his stepfather, when he dreamed of bigger things.
It was youthful ambition — a...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 2:46 PM
When Jerry Buss bought the Lakers in 1979, he wanted to build a championship team. He also wanted to put on a show.
The new owner gave courtside seats to movie stars. He hired pretty women to dance during timeouts. He spent freely on big stars and...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 11:05 PM
What had been softly whispered for months, almost as if saying it aloud might make a terrible thing come true, became sad and public knowledge Thursday.
Lakers owner Jerry Buss, not seen this season around his beloved team and for nearly a year removed...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 4:16 PM
Like Krispy Kreme doughnuts and Haagen-Dazs ice cream, the sweet temptation of peeking in on the colossal implosion of the Los Angeles Lakers is almost impossible to resist.
Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant and his dysfunctional band of millionaires are...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Having a father or brother with NBA ties is a valuable asset for a high school basketball player.
At unbeaten Torrance Bishop Montgomery (20-0), Lamond Murray Jr. and Stephen Thompson Jr., both sons of former NBA players, have taken advantage of their...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 3:02 PM
Until Jan. 13, Tony Gonzalez had spent more time in the Miami Heat locker room than in an NFL playoff-winning locker room.
You can look it up.
It is why, as they boarded the bus for Monday's practice in Salt Lake City, the conversation...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 12:01 AM
Everything is just a bit off for the Lakers so far.
Jimmy couldn't make it through a weekend and got Mike D'Antoni; Jeanie was willing to wait 13 years to land Phil.
Kobe said the Lakers are old and slow, while proclaiming the Clippers "fun to watch,"...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 11:12 PM
Pulling into a Staples Center parking lot Tuesday afternoon, I encountered the Lakers' biggest, shaggiest dilemma.
"Hey, good news, Pau Gasol is coming back tonight, right?" said the attendant.
"Yeah, and you still probably want him traded, right?"...