| Jul 5, 2013
| 8:46 PM
The Lakers had hoped to make it much ado about something, putting up billboards, sending out tweets and assembling a large contingent of players, coaches and team executives to persuade Dwight Howard to stay with the storied NBA franchise.
| 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....
| Jun 30, 2013
| 11:05 PM
Without the reassuring voice of Jerry Buss, the late Lakers owner whose eleventh-hour phone call prevented Kobe Bryant from going to the Clippers in 2004, the Lakers are turning to two veterans to help keep Dwight Howard in Los Angeles.
| Oct 28, 2013
| 12:26 PM
It's come to this for the 16-time champs and formerly undisputed kings of Los Angeles: Their season hinges on a hobbled 18-year veteran, the NBA's oldest point guard, a player who was told to slap on his "big-boy pants" last season and another who smashed...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In a town where perception is reality, get ready for a season of the surreal.
The Lakers aren't the Lakers. The Clippers aren't the Clippers.
Kobe Bryant isn't Kobe Bryant. Steve Nash isn't Steve Nash. The Buss aura isn't the Buss aura.
| Oct 4, 2013
| 6:07 PM
The Dodgers might end up in the World Series while the Lakers might not even make the playoffs this season, which left Magic Johnson facing a double-edged question.
Is Los Angeles becoming a Dodgers town again?
The Dodgers haven't won the World Series...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 9:09 PM
What is usually a raucous beginning feels like an awkward ending.
For the first time in 14 years, when the Lakers open training camp Saturday they will be taking the floor in the middle of a Dodgers town.
The domination of buzz that began with the...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 7:17 PM
With her Dodgers dogged by injuries, Emma Amaya made a stop before work at the Our Lady Queen of Angels church in downtown Los Angeles, where she lit a prayer candle for her boys in blue.
The next day, as the team prepared for game one of their series...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 8:17 PM
Happily for Kobe Bryant, he is now going to be a Laker for life.
Sadly for the misguided Lakers, it probably won't be much of a life.
The news Monday that Bryant had signed a two-year contract extension worth $48.5 million – twice his market...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 7:42 AM
Dennis Rodman has plenty of faults, but being out of touch with his emotions surely isn't one of them.
In an appearance on "The Tonight Show" Monday to promote the upcoming season of "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice," the former Chicago Bull was...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 10:51 AM
Here's the Lakers' statement on the death of owner Jerry Buss, who helped lead the team to 10 NBA championships since purchasing the franchise in 1979. Within the team's statement are comments from the Buss family.
"Dr. Jerry Buss, longtime owner of the...