| Jun 20, 2013
| 6:51 AM
Phil Jackson is still a part of the Lakers, through history and engagement, but the franchise is carrying on despite his Hall-of-Fame shadow.
Jackson sat with his fiancée, Lakers executive and part-owner Jeanie Buss, on Wednesday night at an event...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 3:44 PM
A week ago at a talk about his memoir, "Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success," at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, Jackson said he'd be kidding himself to consider another coaching position.
"When I was done I knew I was done -- physically it was over,"...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 1:34 PM
Phil Jackson and Jerry West did not have a strong relationship when the two were with the Lakers.
Speaking at the Alex Theatre in Glendale at his "Live Talks Los Angeles" event last week, Jackson gave his account of the time he asked West to leave the...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 5:16 PM
The hand that once wrote about daily NBA schedules on a greaseboard in the Lakers' locker room now composes daily specials on a surfboard propped against a sunset-colored truck.
Kona Sunset Shrimp Tacos, two for $7.
The distinctive voice that once...
| Mar 3, 2013
Lakers 4, Philadelphia 76ers 2
An old dog, a new trickster and birth of 'Showtime'
"Showtime" began as 20-year-old rookie Magic Johnson inspired this talented team to first in the Pacific Division. After four close games in the...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 10:18 PM
He was speaking only for his weary and rumpled self, speaking in the singular, sorrowful tones of someone who just lost a boss and friend of more than three decades.
But, in one poignant moment while publicly mourning the death of Lakers owner Jerry...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 6:35 PM
Let's take this a step further.
The two basketball experts in town, Magic and Plaschke, have declared Jeanie Buss should be in charge of the Lakers.
This has to be a blow to Jimmy Buss, who probably understands he also won't be Phil Jackson's choice...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 11:17 PM
I'm thinking the best place for Dwight Howard's statue outside Staples is right beside Oscar De La Hoya's 7-foot likeness.
That way they can keep the guys together who have been beaten up the most in the building.
De La Hoya was 0-1 in Staples and so...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 4:11 PM
Phil Jackson doesn't want to lie to himself, he's done coaching.
"Sometimes I feel I can still get out there and do it but the reality is I'm kidding myself," Jackson said at a "Live Talks Los Angeles" event at the Alex Theatre in Glendale on Wednesday....
| 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...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 10:18 PM
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Kobe Bryant doubled over in laughter when I asked whether he thought the day would come when Bynum played so well.
Will Bynum. A runt who plays for the Pistons. Shredded the Lakers' interior defense.
And by the way,...