| Mar 28, 2014
| 4:26 PM
Not sure which game Bill Plaschke was watching when he wrote such glowing compliments of UCLA's Sweet 16 performance against Florida. Defense wins games in the tournament, and the Bruins' defense, absent for much of the season, was AWOL as Florida...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 12:22 PM
Kobe Bryant has sympathy for Coach Mike D'Antoni but isn't sure if the coach should return.
When asked on Wednesday by Dan Patrick of the "Dan Patrick Show" if D'Antoni has earned another year with the team, Bryant answered with some ambivalence.
| Mar 13, 2014
| 2:20 PM
As NBA fans wait to see if Phil Jackson can return the New York Knicks to glory, a new film looks to beat him to the punch.
The actor-filmmaker Michael Rapaport is set to debut his documentary movie “When the Garden Was Eden” at the...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:14 PM
It could always be worse. The Lakers could have been pounded into a sad corner of team history with Dwight Howard in Houston's lineup.
So they got hit with the next worst thing, losing to the Rockets without the injured Howard, 145-130, and clinching...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Why is L.A. so upset with Mike D'Antoni and Lakers management? We all knew this was a patchwork team that had no chance of actually winning anything this year. Myopic Lakers fans should cheer D'Antoni for not bailing on this squad, and praise Pau Gasol...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 9:19 AM
Phil Jackson made his first big move since becoming president of the New York Knicks last month -- he fired coach Mike Woodson and the rest of the coaching staff.
“I have a tremendous amount of respect for Mike Woodson and his entire staff,”...
| May 2, 2014
| 4:18 PM
Not that it's fair to put Mike D'Antoni and Donald Sterling in the same sentence, as Mr. D'Antoni doesn't deserve to be insulted, but we can clearly see the similarities in the two of them as they leave Staples Center. Neither one of them has a useful...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 6:35 PM
For more than a half century, few in this town have loved and lived the Lakers like Joe Smith.
The former record mogul has four season seats on the baseline next to the Lakers bench. He has held those seats since the team arrived in Los Angeles. He...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 11:03 PM
Phil Jackson wasn't overly visible Tuesday at Staples Center, hanging out in a luxury suite in a corner across from the New York Knicks' bench.
Probably better that way for him.
His former team drilled his new team, the Lakers bashing New York, 127-...
| 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
| 3:50 PM
Seeking a return to prominence after decades of futility, the New York Knicks brought back a part of their past glory Friday when they officially agreed to hire Phil Jackson as team president, according to multiple reports.
The Knicks have scheduled a...