| Nov 30, 2013
| 11:47 AM
When it comes to contracts and team building in the NBA, you have to start from the premise that you can't have it both ways.
That doesn't mean that it's fair, just or equitable. It's not, particularly when considering that the very foundation...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 7:46 PM
Clippers players and Coach Doc Rivers were unanimous Saturday in offering their sympathy to Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose, who tore the medial meniscus of his right knee and will require surgery.
Rose lives in Los Angeles and spent time here...
| Nov 24, 2013
The Clippers escaped this time, but barely, heaving a sigh of relief when a missed jumper by DeMarcus Cousins off an inbounds play sealed their 103-102 victory over the Sacramento Kings at Staples Center on Saturday.
At some point their defensive...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 12:21 PM
Twenty-five years ago, most thought Magic shooting guard Reggie Theus — with his movie-star looks and charisma — was destined for a life outside basketball.
Heck, he played coach Bill Fuller on the NBC sitcom "Hang Time."
| Nov 12, 2012
He was asked and so he served, but Bernie Bickerstaff gave the distinct impression he will be happy when his term as the Lakers' interim coach ends and he can go back to being a low-profile assistant coach with nothing more pressing to worry about than...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 10:54 AM
In NBA playoff parlance, we call this a gift.
The beaten-up, struggling, Derrick-Rose-less Bulls get a first-round playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets, perhaps the dumbest team in the league.
The Bulls won three of the four games against the Nets...
| Jan 8, 2009
Mervo track coach William Vaughan died Tuesday after complications from pneumonia. He was 41. Vaughan had been suffering from kidney failure in recent months and was awaiting a donor. Vaughan, a former Mervo runner, also worked with the cross country...
| Jun 26, 2008
| 7:56 PM
Twin towers! Crazy hair! Michelle Wie in the stands! No? OK fine, the Bulls should draft Derrick Rose. Be boring.
Welcome to the 2008 NBA Draft, where the Bulls overcame historic odds a little more than a month ago to win the No. 1 pick.
| Jul 3, 2009
Less than three weeks after the parade, the NBA champion Lakers have already met the biggest threat to their throne.
What are they thinking? What are they doing?
They just won a title that would not have been possible without the strong...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 1:52 PM
They say we're supposed to be concerned about the NBA possibly canceling the first few weeks of the regular season.
I'm not concerned.
Are you concerned?
"I could not be less concerned," says Amelia Anderson, an unemployed secretary as she is about...
| Oct 11, 2012
In the rush-to-tomorrow generation we now live in, Wednesday brought a ponder-and-cherish-yesterday respite.
The presence of Steve Fisher as the appropriate keynoter of that was rich with coincidence and time-healing.
When Fisher took his turn to...