| Nov 17, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The Lakers continued to struggle through Week 3, losing all four games to drop to 1-9 on the season.
Week 2 ended with the Lakers getting their lone victory of the season, putting an end to Charles Barkley's so-called hunger strike.
The Lakers hoped...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 10:02 AM
Hot Property was just a kernel of an idea when Ruth Ryon proposed it in 1984 to Dick Turpin, then-editor of The Times' Real Estate section. The reporter thought there could be a column in the short stories she had started writing on notable people and...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 8:09 PM
With the Lakers opening the season slowly (1-6), partial owner Joey Buss is leaning on a number of important lessons taught to him by his late father Jerry Buss.
“My father instilled patience in me,” said Joey Buss to The Times. “...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 11:48 AM
Jeanie Buss had a very clear take on players unwilling to join the Lakers because they fear Kobe Bryant.
"Any free agent that would be afraid to play with Kobe Bryant is probably a loser," said Buss on Thursday to ESPN's "SportsCenter."
"I'm glad they...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 11:59 PM
A Lakers opener that began slowly and soberly ended, in awfully appropriate fashion, with sadness.
Midway through the fourth quarter Tuesday, the best young Lakers hope in a season already devoid of much hope fell to the Staples Center floor with a loud...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 11:46 AM
Tamera Mowry, a co-hostess on “The Real” talk show, and her husband, journalist Adam Housley, have spent $1.425 million on a spot in Playa del Rey – and by spot we mean vacant lot.
Yes, that’s the high cost of real estate in...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 9:11 PM
"If the referee goes by the rule book now, there will be nobody left to play the hockey game." — Bill Chadwick, New York Rangers television analyst
The ice at the Forum was so crowded that night in 1981, it looked like the rink at New York's...
| May 28, 2014
| 8:08 PM
The Lakers' coaching search isn't unusual only because of its slow speed. It's their first one since the 1970s that didn't involve Jerry Buss.
The venerable Lakers owner died last year, leaving an obvious void at the top of the team's hierarchy and...
| May 29, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is close to acquiring the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion, according to published reports.
Sources tell Variety that Ballmer parked himself at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills during the past week while he...
| May 16, 2014
| 5:16 PM
No matter what happens Saturday night when Juan Manuel Marquez squares off against Mike Alvarado in a welterweight title-elimination bout on HBO, their fight is already a remarkable comeback story.
Not necessarily a comeback for them, mind you, but...
| May 19, 2014
| 8:11 PM
The month of May is sometimes referred to as a dress rehearsal for the Lakers, who have played into June, and the NBA Finals, 16 times in the last 35 years.
Now it's merely time for ping-pong-ball percentages and crossed fingers.
The Lakers will...