| Apr 20, 2013
| 4:25 PM
A few days ago, a cold and eerie wind blew through the international headquarters of the organization I founded on behalf of jilted Magic fans.
The organization was formed when Dwight Howard left Orlando for the bright lights, big city and multiple...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 4:00 PM
The last time they tried this, it didn't go so well.
The last time the Lakers attempted to win a playoff series without Kobe Bryant, they had home-court advantage, a future Hall of Famer, and absolutely no chance.
The year was 1996, and after lurching...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 7:37 AM
Well, that was odd.
It's one thing to bring back a deposed coach for a second chance. The Memphis Grizzlies profited from such a move with Lionel Hollins. The Los Angeles Lakers certainly did with Phil Jackson. So the Cleveland Cavaliers...
| May 30, 2013
| 9:21 PM
NBA great and Miami Beach reserve police officer Shaquille O'Neal gave shoutouts to several South Florida police agencies, as well as Broward County sheriff Scott Israel, during a national television broadcast following game 5 of the Miami Heat/Indiana...
| May 31, 2013
| 3:54 PM
Funny how things work.
Winding up in Los Angeles didn't enhance Dwight Howard's Q rating, but Steve Clifford's move to the Lakers did wonders for the longtime assistant coach.
Clifford not only found work in L.A. after losing his job when Stan Van...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 5:14 PM
Gary McKnight, the winningest basketball coach in state history, has some new helpers this season at Santa Ana Mater Dei. His son, Clay, has joined him as an assistant coach. So has former NBA player Michael Cage, whose son, Michael......
| Dec 13, 2012
| 11:13 PM
NEW YORK — How bad is it?
I see Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni having lunch Thursday with Jack McCallum, who wrote about his time with D'Antoni in Phoenix in a book: ":07 Seconds or Less."
And I'm asking D'Antoni if he's already working on a sequel:...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 11:57 PM
Kobe Bryant considered it no big deal Sunday that his 22-point, 11-rebound, 11-assist performance against the Houston Rockets was his 18th triple-double, a feat that didn't inspire much more from him than a small smile. And maybe in one sense he was...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 12:12 AM
They opened the shiny, new Pauley Pavilion Friday night amid pomp and less-than-desired circumstance.
The first game in the $136-million redo of outdated Pauley was preceded by loud music, speeches, floodlights, laser beams and fancy graphics on a big...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 7:10 PM
Shaq was wearing a Dodgers sweatshirt at the Clippers game, enough blue cloth there to double as a Dodger Stadium infield tarp, and he was shaking hands with Manager Don Mattingly.
"That's a billboard on him," said Mattingly, who apparently didn't...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 8:19 PM
Kobe Bryant said things aren't working and it's time for a change.
Coach Mike D'Antoni decided the Lakers didn't need to practice Tuesday.
The dysfunctional Lakers stayed overnight after Monday's loss in Chicago, because who...