| Oct 21, 2013
| 9:17 PM
Bill Sharman is 87 years old. Saturday afternoon, he had a mild stroke. These things hit us like lightning bolts of reality.
Los Angeles has more than its share of sports legends. We are blessed. We thought John Wooden would live forever. We were wrong....
| Jul 25, 2014
| 3:33 PM
LAS VEGAS — New York Knicks point guard Shane Larkin caught the basketball at the top of the 3-point arc, saw the screen develop and immediately dribbled to his left.
As Larkin sprinted forward along the edge of the lane, he sped between two...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 6:11 AM
The Bulls believe the longer Carmelo Anthony takes to decide, the better their chances of signing the scoring monster.
The Bulls can’t offer all the money that other teams can. But they can offer a better team, they believe, and they have a...
| Apr 10, 2009
And then came Andrew.
Of course, Andrew Bynum came back for only 21 minutes in his long-awaited return Thursday night, scoring 16 points with seven rebounds.
Said Bynum, asked whether he was pleased or disappointed: "A little bit of both."
| Mar 3, 2013
It took several cups of coffee and a couple of hours one recent morning to realize there was still so much more to know about Jerry Buss.
The coffee was shared with Bob Steiner, Buss' longtime public relations advisor and general confidant. We...
| May 21, 2012
| 4:29 PM
It's time to be creative, Orlando Magic.
It's time to dare to be different.
It's time not to stick your hand in the recycle bin and spiff up somebody else's trash.
For too many years, too many times, this franchise has made some dubious choices in...
| May 23, 2012
| 8:04 AM
The Orlando Magic fired coach Stan Van Gundy and general manager Otis Smith this week. And now, Magic center Dwight Howard will trade himself.
Which ought to make you appreciate how complete a player Derrick Rose is. That’s physically and mentally....
| May 8, 2013
| 6:46 AM
Is Dwyane Wade still whining to the refs from Game 1 or has he launched an early crybaby offensive for Game 2?
I tweeted that question Tuesday, and the most common response was any combination of “Yes,’’ “Both,’’...
| May 17, 2013
| 5:56 AM
Phil Jackson pulled off the greatest sales job in sports history:
He convinced Michael Jordan to share the ball.
Championships to follow.
Ask him how he did that. Ask him how long that process took at a time when Jordan was the most talented...
| 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...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 5:32 PM
"Born to the purple" means someone who comes into the world privileged and royal. That doesn't exactly describe Jeanie Buss. She was teenager when her father, Jerry Buss, bought the Los Angeles Lakers. After he died, Jeanie stepped into the job of...