| May 29, 2014
| 5:10 PM
Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has won a frenetic bidding war for ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, with a $2-billion offer that would set a record price for an NBA team.
Ballmer bid higher than competitors that included Los...
| May 30, 2014
| 10:08 AM
An “aspirational view” of what the Los Angeles Clippers can become drove Steve Ballmer’s record $2-billion bid to purchase the franchise, a person familiar with Ballmer’s bidding stance told The Times on Friday.
| Jun 7, 2014
| 10:04 PM
The billionaire suitors came one after another, pulling up to the beachfront mansion just steps up the coast from the exclusive Malibu Colony. A lucky few had been asked to meet with Shelly Sterling — the Clippers were for sale.
| May 30, 2014
| 1:30 AM
The sale of the Clippers continued on its bizarre journey late Thursday night when representatives of co-owner Shelly Sterling sent out a media release that the Sterling family trust has agreed to sell the team to former Microsoft Chief Executive Steve...
| May 31, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Steve Ballmer's $2-billion offer for the Los Angeles Clippers — nearly four times the record sale for an NBA team — has experts puzzling over how the former Microsoft chief plans to make any money on the deal.
But Ballmer, with a net worth...
| May 7, 2014
| 3:21 PM
The Lakers are looking for a new head coach to replace Mike D'Antoni, but the potential candidates seem to be saying more about the job than the team itself.
"Mitch Kupchak and I were roommates in college and Mitch has been a very good friend of mine...
| May 10, 2014
| 1:55 PM
Lakers guard Jodie Meeks will graduate from the University of Kentucky on Saturday, five years after leaving the Wildcats for the NBA.
"It feels good," Meeks said at a news conference in Kentucky on Thursday. "It's gratifying to myself and my family...
| May 12, 2014
| 8:55 AM
Through no fault of their own, the Orlando Magic, Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers and other lottery-bound teams have hit a snag as they prepare for the 2014 NBA Draft.
Joel Embiid, Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins — the draft's top-three...
| May 10, 2014
| 6:18 PM
In July, the Clippers traded Caron Butler to the Milwaukee Bucks in a three-team deal that brought J.J. Redick from Milwaukee and Jared Dudley from the Phoenix Suns to L.A.
Butler was eventually bought out by the Bucks, and he signed as a free agent...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 6:10 PM
The Lakers hoped to land a top-three pick in the NBA draft lottery last month. Instead, the team dropped from the sixth to seventh when the lottery order was announced.
Do the Lakers have any means to climb in the draft? If so, to what end?
| May 27, 2014
| 10:13 PM
Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Shelly Sterling is mounting a hurried sale of the team that her husband, Donald, bought 33 years ago and could name a prospective new owner by the end of the week, according to people familiar with the situation.