| May 3, 2014
| 7:12 AM
Former Lakers center Dwight Howard and his Houston Rockets teammates were eliminated from the first round of the playoffs, 99-98, on Friday night when Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard made a three-point shot on an inbounds play at the...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 8:55 PM
The Memphis Grizzlies (48-32) had everything to play for Sunday night, still battling to hold onto the final available postseason berth with the Phoenix Suns (47-33) still a threat, and pulled away in the second half to defeat the Lakers, 102-90.
| May 12, 2014
| 5:44 PM
Blake Griffin seems to be a magnet for physical play, taking a Serge Ibaka punch to the groin in the Clippers' stunning 101-99 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday.
The contact from Ibaka in the first quarter may have been inadvertent, but...
| May 12, 2014
| 7:29 PM
You can smack him in the nose, strike him in the groin, bang him on the arm.
Blake Griffin will then proceed to bring his own brand of hurt.
The Clippers forward who has absorbed more blows than Donald Sterling's reputation will fight back with a...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 10:19 PM
Memphis forward Zach Randolph has agreed to a contract extension with the Grizzlies, his agent said Friday.
Raymond Brothers confirmed to the Associated Press in a text message a Yahoo Sports report that Randolph is exercising his $16.5-million option...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 5:22 PM
The Lakers are a week away from their reward for an unforgettably rough season.
Philadelphia, Milwaukee and tons of other teams can also start replenishing their roster in next Thursday's NBA draft after unspeakably bad seasons.
This is all...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 3:34 PM
Byron Scott wouldn't go on record as saying the Lakers will make the playoffs this coming season, but he vowed the team will surprise some of the naysayers.
"I expect us to compete every night," said Byron Scott on radio Thursday to "The Dan Patrick...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 5:34 PM
It all started with a walk through the hood.
Father Michael Pfleger, head of St. Sabina Parish on the South Side, and Isiah Thomas, a West Side native and NBA legend, tell the same story in slightly different ways.
However, both agree that after a...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Heplays for theMemphis Grizzlies these days, but forward Zach Randolph still collects a paycheck from the Portland Trail Blazers.
Randolph is one of the few dozen major-sport athletes who in recent years have been willing to cash a portion of their...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 6:18 PM
Forget all that stuff about Kobe Bryant returning from an Achilles' tendon injury this season. It'll happen at some point.
The real question involves next season. He might not return at all to the Lakers.
Bryant is entering the last nine months of his...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 4:27 PM
If newly signed free agents Chris Kaman, Nick Young and Wesley Johnson don't excite Lakers fans, there's that rarely uttered phrase by the franchise that's won 16 championships — wait till next summer.
The rebuilding will begin after a 2013-14...