| Jun 21, 2015
| 5:05 AM
The old quote, often attributed to 1800s statesman Otto von Bismarck, says it's best if people see neither laws nor sausages being made. Perhaps Bismarck, as adept at crafting and guiding Germany as Pat Riley does the Heat, would include NBA teams were he...
| Mar 28, 2015
| 7:23 PM
Shaquille O'Neal was larger than life in Los Angeles, hugging the city so hard before eventually bouncing out of it.
He'd be seen in the Valley in the morning, grabbing breakfast on Ventura Boulevard, then Beverly Hills in the afternoon for an expensive...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 10:32 AM
Former Los Angeles Sparks part-owner Carla Christofferson has sold her home in Hollywood Hills West for $4.5 million.
Marked by a dramatic tiled stairway and fountain, the Old Hollywood estate was home to actor and singer Russ Columbo in the early...
| Mar 14, 2015
| 6:45 PM
There's a person sitting courtside who's acutely aware of all the losing the Lakers are doing.
Lawrence Tanter was at the midcourt stripe when Kobe Bryant scored 81 points. He was at the Forum when the Lakers won the championship against Boston in 1987,...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 7:58 PM
Once upon a time in the NBA, when big-city basketball was all the rage, the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks were ever-present on the league marquee.
Their combined record this season is 43-114.
When the Celtics, Lakers and...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 8:21 PM
Former Lakers great Magic Johnson again harshly criticized Jim Buss, the team's executive vice president of basketball operations.
Johnson appeared Tuesday on ESPN's "First Take" and ripped Buss for way he has run the Lakers.
"When you're wrong, you'...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 2:31 PM
On Tuesday, Magic Johnson lashed out against Lakers owner/executive Jim Buss.
"[He's] trying to do it himself, trying to prove to everybody that this was the right decision, that 'my dad gave me the reins,' and he's not consulting anybody," Johnson said...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 11:17 PM
On a night when they honored their late owner on his birthday, a night billed as "Remembering Dr. Jerry Buss," the injury-riddled 2014-15 edition of the Lakers played some inspired basketball Tuesday.
But all it got them was a step closer to some...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 9:10 PM
The Lakers were finally winners again.
They were declared the NBA's most valuable franchise, worth $2.6 billion, according to Forbes' annual rankings released Wednesday.
The franchise jumped a whopping 93% from its previous value, strengthened by a...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 10:41 AM
Lakers executive and owner Johnny Buss will be holding court in Chatsworth after buying a lakefront estate in the area for $2.625 million.
Found within the guard-gated Monteria Estates, the home features a Colonial-style main residence, a one-bedroom...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 9:10 PM
Last April, Lakers Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Jim Buss told The Times he would step down if the franchise isn't contending within three years.
On Tuesday night, Lakers President and Governor Jeanie Buss said she'll hold him to...