| Jun 20, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Kobe Bryant helped kick off the new Instagram video feature on Thursday with a peek at his first few steps after shedding his walking boot. Kobe posted:
My first steps without the boot. Rockin the #medicalmambas Walkin like a baby giraffe....
| Jun 22, 2013
Gary Vitti is at home cooking dinner for a few friends. But you can't escape the feeling that he's got someplace else he'd rather be.
He loves to cook, no doubt about that. And he's good at it. But at this time of year, Vitti really ought to be...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 11:41 AM
On Thursday night, the Miami Heat finished off the San Antonio Spurs in a competitive seven-game NBA Finals to win their second straight title.
Oddsmakers have already given their take on the 2014 NBA Finals, making the Heat the favorite to win three in...
| 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,"...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 4:24 PM
Michael Jordan probably provided about 50,000 breathtaking moments during his basketball career. On MJ's 50th birthday, we try to capture some of his high points — adding up to 50.
2 — March 29, 1982: As a freshman at North Carolina, Jordan...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 10:53 PM
I came to Staples Center on Friday night pretty darn excited, the Lakers coming off two incredible moral victories and Magic Johnson and Jim Buss full of good cheer.
Happy days are here again.
Or, as Buss put it in a radio interview, "How can you not...
| 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...
| Jun 14, 2013
One bad day at work turns into a week. Suddenly, a long-term project is in jeopardy. What should the boss do? How does a leader help turn things around?
The answers are often the same whether one's goal is to meet quarterly projections or advance...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 8:47 AM
Phil Jackson coached Shaquille O'Neal with the Lakers. In his playing days, Jackson was occasionally charged with guarding Wilt Chamberlain.
Jackson compared the two legendary centers Wednesday night in Glendale at the Alex Theatre at his "Live Talks...
| Mar 17, 2013
— He dropped out of north suburban Richmond-Burton Community High School, and a few years later Andy Turco found himself staining decks in the summer, plowing snow in the winter and going without work for a month or two in between.
| Mar 5, 2013
| 3:26 PM
Dwight Howard and Chris Paul have big decisions to make about where they might play next year, maybe changing their lives forever.
I know what that's like.
I was in the seminary, and had I not made out with Sandy in front of the Our Lady of Fatima...