| Feb 7, 2015
| 4:42 PM
Natalie Nakase knew there would be doubters.
Her basketball dreams have been shrouded in skepticism since her mom asked her as a child when she might be done with the sport so she could start focusing on becoming a Laker Girl.
As a speck of a point...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 6:05 PM
There is a growing sentiment around the league that the Oklahoma City Thunder would be the most feared lower-seeded team of any possible first-round playoff matchup.
"They are the most dangerous team," TNT analyst Kenny Smith said during Thursday night'...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 10:12 PM
In 1985, freshly hired Bulls general manager Jerry Krause wanted to surround Michael Jordan with shooters and knew the Spurs owed the Bulls $200,000.
"I said to the Spurs, 'Keep it and let me take Paxson,' " Krause said, recalling one of his first...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 4:05 PM
Coach Gregg Popovich understands that the San Antonio Spurs might be lacking a bit of energy and focus this season as they deal with the defense of their NBA title and the grind of another 82-game season.
It was different last season, when the Spurs...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 10:21 PM
PORTLAND, Ore. — Monday marks the 10-year anniversary of the Bulls snapping a 37-game losing streak on their annual extended trip to make way for the circus at the United Center.
"If we didn't get this one," a smiling Tyson Chandler said in a...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 8:00 AM
It was the Clippers' second day of training camp in La Jolla and assistant coach Tyronn Lue was demonstrating one of the team's new defensive techniques, telling the guards to "bump" opposing big men when they set a screen, then to hurry back on defense....
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:31 PM
1. San Antonio
2012-13 finish: 58-24.
Coming: Marco Belinelli, Jeff Pendergraph.
Going: Gary Neal, DeJuan Blair.
Before anyone asks the Spurs to appear en masse on the next episode of "Derek," Ricky Gervais' thoughtful look at...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 4:45 PM
It's like a onetime studio head at Paramount acknowledging that Universal has a better slate of films this year.
Or a legendary Disneyland ride engineer conceding that Knott's Berry Farm is now the place to go for thrills.
James Worthy admits it:...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:57 PM
It is one thing for the Clippers to embrace the high expectations that come with being considered one of the elite teams in the NBA.
It is quite another for the Clippers to live up to the hype of being among the top teams in the Western Conference, such...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 12:31 PM
The Clippers remain interested in free-agent forward Lamar Odom and are continuing to monitor his progress.
Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said he plans on staying in touch with Odom.
The plan is for Odom to visit the team’s practice facility sometime...
| Aug 6, 2013
The commercials are fun and yet another avenue for Chris Paul to push his brand across the sporting landscape. Even the commercial he recently did with Clippers teammate Blake Griffin, another big-time pitchman, has Paul feeling good about his outside...