| May 18, 2013
| 6:25 PM
The Lakers spent $99.9 million in salary this season for a roster that went 45-37. Additionally, the team will pay $29.6 million in luxury taxes -- a total of $129.5 million to get into the playoffs and suffer a first-round sweep by the San Antonio Spurs....
| Apr 24, 2013
| 8:34 PM
Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth is fine with manager Davey Johnson’s plan to shuffle the lineup after the team dropped below .500 with its ninth loss in 12 games.
Even told Johnson he’d be OK moving out of his No. 2 slot in the batting...
| 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...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 11:33 PM
He carried the Lakers for as long as his weary body could carry them, a relentless giant among underachieving mortals.
But, finally, in the last lap of his most difficult season, bearing the burden of a franchise in chaos, Kobe Bryant has finally...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 7:28 PM
Earlier this season, when Kobe Bryant was in the middle of a mindless streak during which he played at least 40 minutes in 10 consecutive games, his coach could only laugh about it.
"I told him they'll put a statue of him at Staples [Center] but it...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 5:50 PM
A couple of months ago, Kobe Bryant and I sat down over coffee in Minneapolis to discuss his future.
I mentioned Michael Jordan, who was playing for Washington late in his career, and being there the night Kobe dropped 55 points on the old man....
| Mar 29, 2013
| 2:48 PM
Magic F Al Harrington didn't endure a grueling comeback to disappear into the shadows.
"I can't go out like this. I just can't," he told me. "Not this way."
Harrington, 33, said he is not ready to retire from the NBA.
He wants to go out on his own...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 8:24 PM
The other day I wrote a funny story, which failed to get a laugh out of Phil Jackson's agent, Todd Musburger.
The way I heard it, UCLA Athletic Director Dan Guerrero called Musburger's office, and talked to his son, Brian, about Jackson helping UCLA...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 5:42 PM
The literary event series Live Talks Los Angles announced its spring 2013 series Wednesday. The series, founded in 2010, takes place at a number of venues around the city.
Speakers this spring include Neil Gaiman, who comes to L.A. -- well, technically,...
| May 12, 2013
| 1:40 PM
In a year defined by injury, Coach Mike D'Antoni became a lightning rod for criticism, despite leading the Lakers (45-37) team to a 28-12, seventh-place finish.
In the closing moments of the Lakers' sweep by the San Antonio Spurs, the familiar chant...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 3:24 PM
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. Lakers greats past and present showed up to remember the team's owner, Dr. Jerry Buss, who died Monday from liver failure. Former coach Phil Jackson fought back tears, Shaquille O'Neal recalls...