| Feb 5, 2014
| 3:20 PM
Earvin "Magic" Johnson said Wednesday that he's willing to do whatever he can to turn the Lakers into a championship-caliber team, including doing some grassroots recruiting.
"I've done that in the past," Johnson told the Los Angeles Times. "I told...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 4:39 PM
MIAMI — The Lakers are losers in the standings but financial winners in a big way.
They were declared the NBA's second-most valuable franchise, behind only the New York Knicks, in an annual report released Wednesday by Forbes.
The Lakers are...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 4:45 PM
The Los Angeles Times was named one of the top-10 daily Sports sections among large-circulation papers and received five top-10 writing awards in the annual section and writing contest conducted by the Associated Press Sports Editors, which concluded...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 1:23 PM
While sitting out all but six games this season with Achilles and knee issues, Kobe Bryant apparently had time to build a custom piano.
At least that's the premise of his latest Nike commercial.
"The sound alone could end war," promises the narrator....
| Mar 4, 2014
| 2:30 PM
When the Lakers hired Coach Mike D'Antoni in November 2012, they made their decision soon after an interview with Phil Jackson.
Jackson expected to have the opportunity to either accept or reject the position, but the Lakers chose to go in a...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 7:55 PM
The Sparks have been sold to an investment group led by Lakers legend Magic Johnson and Dodgers controlling owner Mark Walter, chief executive of Guggenheim Partners, a Chicago-based financial services company.
Todd Boehly and Bobby Patton, other...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 12:39 PM
The Lakers appear to be mulling over a lineup change.
Since joining the team in December after the franchise suffered a slew of injuries at point guard, Kendall Marshall has made 33 appearances and 24 starts.
On Tuesday night, in a loss to the New...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Lakers executive and owner Jim Buss has been in a housing buy-sell mode involving six properties across two counties in the last several months.
For sale in Orange County is his ocean-view home in the Monarch Bay area of Dana Point. Listed at $4.795...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Turn a downtrodden franchise that couldn’t fill half its seats into a division winner that leads the major leagues in attendance and it tends to get noticed. Both collectively and individually.
Stan Kasten, the Dodgers president, chief executive...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 9:17 PM
Bill Sharman is 87 years old. Saturday afternoon, he had a mild stroke. These things hit us like lightning bolts of reality.
Los Angeles has more than its share of sports legends. We are blessed. We thought John Wooden would live forever. We were wrong....
| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:17 PM
In this most conflicted of Lakers seasons, it figures that the common reaction to Kobe Bryant's imminent and inspirational return is actually two reactions.
Upon hearing the news: Yes! This means they have a chance to make the playoffs!