| Mar 19, 2014
| 11:08 PM
The Lakers lost a game to the San Antonio Spurs, but it wasn't an entirely bad day for them.
Kobe Bryant didn't throttle anybody when given the chance.
He even showed some sympathy toward Coach Mike D'Antoni several hours before the Lakers lost to the...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 5:42 PM
For much of our adult lives, the Lakers have been the toast of the town. That's why the anguish is so understandable now that they are merely toast.
But in the midst of all the noise, have we not missed some of the more salient points? Are we so...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 11:06 AM
The New York Knicks won’t know what kind of basketball executive they’re getting even if, as reports have indicated, Phil Jackson agrees to join their front office by the end of the week.
Will he be as shrewd in constructing a roster as he...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 4:34 PM
They are losing more games by larger margins than anyone could imagine. They are losing more fans in bigger chunks than anyone thought possible.
They have lost star players to injuries, star free agents to other teams, star power in their building to...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 10:10 PM
Kobe Bryant couldn't help himself. Neither could Magic Johnson. They both demanded action from the Lakers' front office at nearly identical times Wednesday.
As Bryant told reporters he had no patience to wait for the Lakers to retool, Johnson said on...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 11:04 PM
OKLAHOMA CITY — The triangle offense is back in Los Angeles, but not in a way that would make Phil Jackson smile.
There are three distinct entities on these triangle points — Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni —...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 9:11 PM
SAN ANTONIO — Lakers fans lost one of their favorite chants earlier this season, the "M-V-P" mantra reserved for the still-injured Kobe Bryant.
They lost another one Friday.
Phil Jackson joined the New York Knicks' front office as team...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 9:24 PM
Finally someone (Steve Coburn) had the guts to say out loud how ridiculous it is to let horses who have not raced in the Derby and the Preakness to run in what is the hardest of the three races. What does it prove except that a well-rested horse has a...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 1:20 PM
The Cavaliers went outside the box, and outside the country to find their new coach.
The club ended a 39-day search on Friday by agreeing on a contract with successful European coach David Blatt, a person familiar with the negotiations told the...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 8:00 AM
On Friday, the Cleveland Cavaliers hired David Blatt as head coach to replace Mike Brown, who was fired in May.
The Lakers are now the only NBA franchise without a coach.
While Blatt was born in Boston, he has never coached in the NBA. He is,...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 6:52 AM
The Lakers are taking their time to hire a replacement for Mike D'Antoni, who resigned as head coach on April 30.
The list of interviewees thus far includes Byron Scott, Lionel Hollins, Alvin Gentry, Kurt Rambis and Mike Dunleavy, and it could grow to...