| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:06 PM
An NBA season isn't just a story that writes itself. It's also kind enough to touch on every genre.
There's the fantasy of LeBron James and what he might do with the ball, the romance of Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets. There's the mystery of what...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 10:56 AM
The Dwight Howard show in Houston hasn't gotten off to a spectacular start.
Sure, the former Lakers center says he's happy with the Rockets, but his numbers aren't much better than they were in Los Angeles. In addition, Houston's 8-5 start indicates the...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 8:37 PM
Mind your manners
Pearl Jam singer and Seattle SuperSonics fan Eddie Vedder, speaking to the crowd in Charlotte, N.C., about why his band hadn't come through the city in 10 years: "To be honest, we might be a bit upset because you have a basketball team...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 8:08 PM
The first real test of the Doc Rivers era has appeared, and it can appropriately be described in less than 140 characters.
Can the new Clippers coach practice the same toughness that he preaches?
Less than a month into his first season as the...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 3:33 PM
If the 2013 NBA draft was a wine vintage, retailers would already have their "Big Clearance Sale!" signs up to help make way for the highly anticipated crop next June.
The early returns from this season's rookie class indicate this was one of the...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 3:59 PM
Imagine a Grammy trip for the Lakers that starts in London before going on to Paris, Rome, Madrid and Berlin.
Maybe they would rename it the Royal Albert Hall trip.
Incoming NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said this week he was open to the idea of...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 4:52 PM
Dwight Howard walked past Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak in that Staples Center tunnel last spring and never really stopped, the allure of less pressure and a permanent honeymoon triggering a Texas two-step.
The hypersensitive hulk returns to...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 9:46 PM
Left-hander Paco Rodriguez shakes his head when he thinks of how much his life has changed in the last five months.
Coming out of spring training, Rodriguez thought he had a 50-50 chance of making the Dodgers' opening-day roster. Today, he is one of the...
| 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.
| 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 7, 2013
| 8:23 PM
No matter how dreadful the upcoming season might be, Lakers fans don't have to hold their breath. Chris Kaman will do it for you.
He can stay submerged in water for 2½ minutes thanks to years of free diving in the ocean.
No, Kaman isn't your normal...