| Nov 23, 2013
| 6:08 PM
The Lakers are 6-7, lingering in the bottom half of the Western Conference and running on a treadmill the size of a franchise while awaiting the return of Kobe Bryant.
But how will Bryant look? What's the deal with Steve Nash? Who took over Jordan Hill'...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 3:33 PM
If the 2013 NBA draft was a wine vintage, retailers would already have their "Big Clearance Sale!" signs up to help make way for the highly anticipated crop next June.
The early returns from this season's rookie class indicate this was one of the...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 8:19 PM
Anthony Bennett and Victor Oladipo are forever linked.
The Cleveland Cavaliers made Bennett the first overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. The Orlando Magic selected Oladipo second overall.
On Friday night, they played their first regular-season game...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 4:40 PM
As we finish off 2013, here are a few things I'd like to see in the sports world for the New Year:
•An official announcement from the NFL that Los Angeles will finally have a team again (preferably the Rams, back where they belong).
The end of...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 5:07 PM
Dear Pat Haden, there's no rule that says that you can't fire a coach after a win. Lane Kiffin's offense is the albatross of his team. Kiffin's offense makes Mike Brown's Lakers offense look like Showtime. Please do Kiffin and the Trojan Nation a favor...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 5:20 PM
Former Tavares High and UCF guard Jermaine Taylor relishes every opportunity to play in Orlando.
After he spent last season playing overseas and for the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League, Taylor suited up Friday night for the Cleveland...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 1:50 PM
After Lakers Coach Mike Brown was fired Friday, Kobe Bryant took to Facebook to voice his support for his former coach.
"Tough day," Bryant wrote. "I've seen coaches as well as friends come and go. No matter how many years I've been playing, it's still...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 15, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Former Lakers assistant coach Eddie Jordan recently left the team to become head coach at Rutgers.
Jordan was brought in by Mike Brown to help teach the Lakers a version of the Princeton offense but Brown was let go five games into the regular season....
| 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...