| 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,"...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 4:17 PM
What could prevent the Magic from taking more baby steps ... is merely the formation of the next NBA superpower. That's all.
If you believe the Internet intel, the Los Angeles Clippers and the Magic have been discussing a trade that would send promising...
| 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...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 5:15 PM
The Lakers' final non-Mike D'Antoni assistant coach left over the weekend as Darvin Ham joined the Atlanta Hawks under Coach Mike Budenholzer.
“Darvin has a great feel for the game and knows what it takes for a team to be successful and compete at...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| Dec 17, 2012
— I am upset with Kobe Bryant, and when am I not?
I've been interviewing the guy for maybe 15 or 20 minutes after an easy win over the Philadelphia 76ers when a reporter walks up and starts talking to Kobe in Italian.
Right away, Kobe starts...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 5:23 PM
In a week when you thought you might have heard it all, I present to you Bill Walton speaking to USC students and bashing UCLA basketball.
"I never knew they had pretty girls here at USC," began Walton, one of UCLA's all-time greats, after being...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 3:00 PM
Well, it's obvious to see what the Magic have accomplished so far: They've taken any suspense out of their participation in the NBA draft lottery … by winning. Winning way too much already.
Forget about getting a...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 5:44 PM
The one thing Dexter Pittman has never had problems with is making friends. To know the third-year Miami Heat center is to like him.
Making inroads in his pro career, or even gains with his skills? That's another issue.
That's why when...