| Apr 7, 2014
| 3:59 PM
Somewhere, lost in the sleaze that all so often defines what college basketball has become, are the overlooked culprits. Mom and Dad.
We in the media rant on and on about AAU coaches and summer leagues and slimeball agents (is that redundant?). We...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 4:26 PM
Not sure which game Bill Plaschke was watching when he wrote such glowing compliments of UCLA's Sweet 16 performance against Florida. Defense wins games in the tournament, and the Bruins' defense, absent for much of the season, was AWOL as Florida...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 1:43 PM
A federal judge sentenced the father of former UCLA basketball player Shabazz Muhammad to 37 months in prison Thursday, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Las Vegas.
Ron Holmes pleaded guilty in December in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 8:15 PM
As Shabazz Muhammad's father is sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas for conspiracy to commit fraud, UCLA faces its most significant men's basketball game since 2008. Muhammad is in the NBA now, but the off-court problems he brought to...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 8:38 PM
Like the rest of his teammates, UCLA guard Norman Powell is eager to begin play in the NCAA tournament, where the Bruins will play Tulsa on Friday in San Diego.
"We're focused, everyone is talking about this, everyone is eager to go out there and play,"...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 7:06 PM
UCLA begins play in its 46th NCAA tournament Friday when it takes on Tulsa in San Diego in the second round of the South Regional. Here are a few facts and figures about the Bruins, the Golden Hurricane and the tournament:
• The Bruins are...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 6:10 PM
Lurking beyond the NCAA tournament horizon for UCLA's basketball team is one very important question:
Will they or won't they?
Three Bruins will have NBA decisions to make once their tournament run is done. Sophomore Kyle Anderson, sophomore Jordan...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 4:30 PM
UCLA’s basketball team won the Pac-12 Conference regular-season championship last season and Coach Ben Howland was fired. With two games left in this conference regular season, the Bruins already know they will not repeat as champions, yet all is...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 9:22 AM
Minnesota Timberwolves rookie forward Shabazz Muhammad, the former Las Vegas prep star and UCLA standout, will be sent to Iowa of the NBA's Development League.
Flip Saunders, the team's president of basketball operations, believes the team's No. 1 draft...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 3:33 PM
If the 2013 NBA draft was a wine vintage, retailers would already have their "Big Clearance Sale!" signs up to help make way for the highly anticipated crop next June.
The early returns from this season's rookie class indicate this was one of the...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 1:27 PM
The father of NBA rookie Shabazz Muhammad has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit federal fraud.
Ronald Holmes had originally pleaded not guilty to the charge, along with several other counts, when he was indicted in late May. On Thursday in U.S....