| Mar 3, 2013
Lakers 4, Philadelphia 76ers 2
An old dog, a new trickster and birth of 'Showtime'
"Showtime" began as 20-year-old rookie Magic Johnson inspired this talented team to first in the Pacific Division. After four close games in the...
| 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...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 5:31 PM
How about flagrant fouls?
No. Technical fouls are not the issue, not when you get 15 before you can incur a suspension with a 16th. If you can't retain your composure so that you are being called for a technical once every...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 2:46 PM
When Jerry Buss bought the Lakers in 1979, he wanted to build a championship team. He also wanted to put on a show.
The new owner gave courtside seats to movie stars. He hired pretty women to dance during timeouts. He spent freely on big stars and...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 4:34 AM
Jerry Buss was one of the greatest owners in the history of professional sports, the creator of the most entertaining championship teams ever, a fearless pioneer who bonded a giant and disparate city under a brilliant blanket of purple and gold.
| Feb 19, 2013
| 10:18 PM
He was speaking only for his weary and rumpled self, speaking in the singular, sorrowful tones of someone who just lost a boss and friend of more than three decades.
But, in one poignant moment while publicly mourning the death of Lakers owner Jerry...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 6:35 PM
Let's take this a step further.
The two basketball experts in town, Magic and Plaschke, have declared Jeanie Buss should be in charge of the Lakers.
This has to be a blow to Jimmy Buss, who probably understands he also won't be Phil Jackson's choice...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 1:33 PM
It's bad luck that we'll never get to see Michael Jordan play against LeBron James in their primes. With MJ turning 50 earlier this week, we got to relive Jordan's greatest hits on every platform imaginable.
And hey, the Miami Heat are in town Thursday....
| Feb 21, 2013
| 9:18 PM
The stage was filled with flowers and gold. The audience was filled with short skirts and diamonds.
Davis Gaines elegantly sang "Music of the Night," while, on the screen behind him, there appeared a photo of Jerry and Jimmy Buss crooning karaoke....
| Jun 11, 2013
| 9:38 AM
Phil Jackson's book tour continues on Wednesday with "An Evening With Phil Jackson in Conversation With John Salley."
Hosted by the Alex Theatre in Glendale, Jackson will discuss his memoir, "Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success."
Jackson writes about...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 10:57 PM
GLENDALE — Two years removed from his last game with the Los Angeles Lakers, it was obvious that the appeal of NBA Hall of Fame coach Phil Jackson has not waned.
At least that was the case for a sold-out audience that packed the Alex Theatre on...