Louisiana angler Todd Winkler (pictured) is 6 feet, 4 inches tall, and the dorado he caught Sunday in the Sea of Cortez comes up to his nose. The bull weighed struck a black-and-purple marlin lure and took about 20 minutes ...
"What a difference a day made/Twenty-four little hours/Brought the sun and the flowers/Where there used to be rain" - Dinah Washington That was the song ringing in Lawrence Tanter's ear as the Lakers became a different team once again in their 109-101 victory
For a game that presented mostly frustrating moments for the Lakers in their 108-100 loss Monday to the New Orleans Hornets, at least fans were treated to a very entertaining interview with actor Bruce Willis. Willis has been in New Orleans to film the movie,
Game stories -- The Times' Mike Bresnahan describes the post-game locker-room scene after the Lakers' 108-100 loss Monday to the New Orleans Hornets. That included a very quiet but obviously upset Kobe Bryant. -- The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding argues
In the midst of two glorified scrimmages this week, the Lakers had already begun their preparation for their first-round matchup beginning Sunday against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (fractured right index finger) and center Andrew Bynum
Game stories --The Times' Mike Bresnahan details the one-two punch Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol provided Monday in the Lakers' 111-96 Game 4 victory over the Utah Jazz. --NBA.com's Andrew Aragon chalks up the Lakers victory to the team approaching Game 4 like it
Lakers links --The Times' Mike Bresnahan highlights how Ron Artest has moved past his game-winning shot in Game 5. Bresnahan also assesses where Artest's shot ranks in Lakers' playoff lore. --The Times' Mark Heisler includes Artest's game-winner among the list
Leading up this week to the NBA Finals, 710 ESPN's Steve Mason and John Ireland recently ran an a scavenger hunt, offering a pair of tickets to Game 1 of the NBA Finals to anyone who met this specific criteria: 1. A vinyl copy of Randy Newman's "I Love L.A." 2
Lakers links -- The Times' Mike Bresnahan and Broderick Turner report details on the Lakers' acquisition of former Clipper guard Steve Blake, negotiations with Derek Fisher and that the Lakers hadn't offered free agent swingman Mike Miller a five-year contract
BASKETBALL LEGEND: Clippers guard Eric Gordon played Michael Jordan's son in the film Space Jam. STATUS: False. Michael Jordan's youngest son, Marcus, made the wrong kind of headlines when the college sophomore called out Kobe Bryant on Twitter in the ...
--The Times' Broderick Turner highlights the main parts of the Lakers' 2010-2011 schedule. --The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding provides his preseason predictions. --Fox Sports West's Michael Eaves contends that the criticism regarding Shaquille O'Neal fr
1. Kobe Bryant doesn't shoot well, but still shows improvement: This will forever be the most important thing to monitor until the pre-season games end. And what did we learn? Well, Bryant's seven-point performance on two in 10 shooting in 19 minutes confirmed
1. Head coaching experience should benefit Brian Shaw -- It's incredibly hard and unfair to judge him on coaching an exhibition game for several reasons. He's just holding the fort for Phil Jackson, who missed the trip to San Diego on Thursday for the Lakers'
1. Who knows when Kobe Bryant will be 100%, but he's clearly getting better: The Lakers have spent much of this preseason where they went 4-4 monitoring Bryant's minutes, aware that they don't want to force the issue regarding his surgically repaired right kne
1.Kobe Bryant continues to make progress on his right knee. - This isn't because Bryant scored a team-leading 25 points on a nine of 19 clip in the Lakers' 114-106 victory Friday over the Phoenix Suns. It's because his minutes (34) and involvement in other are