| Jun 3, 2008
| 6:11 PM
Shaq or Wilt?
Kobe or Magic?
The Showtime Lakers or the 33-wins-in-a-row Lakers?
And what about George Mikan?
Just which is the greatest Lakers team of all time?
It's time to find out.
The Times has asked an online sports simulation site to run a...
| Jun 22, 2008
THROUGHOUT their innovative music career, the Beastie Boys -- Adam "MCA" Yauch, Michael "Mike D" Diamond and Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz -- have rhymed about everything from angel dust to Abe Vigoda. As their fans know, one of their favorite subjects is...
| Jan 20, 2008
Green Bay has its Packers, but whether the season ends today or in two weeks after the Super Bowl, fans will still have their fishing.
The pastime "is a prominent part of the North Woods culture, as are beer, cheese and Green Bay Packers football,"...
| Nov 16, 2008
What's in a name? Well, if the name happens to be "Pussy Galore" or "Holly Goodhead" or "Plenty O'Toole," there's a bounty of salacious innuendo that prompts a tussle over the true identity of the gorgeous, well-endowed women known as Bond girls. Are they...
| Jun 14, 2009
The headline over a science story in The Times this week read, "In a Universe of Wonders, Remembering to Be Awed." That reminded me of a conversation I had when I covered the Showtime Lakers 20 years ago.
Bill Dwyre, the sports editor, summoned me to his...
| Jun 14, 2009
Laker coach Bill Sharman was surprised to see Times sportswriter Mal Florence, bags packed, leaving the team hotel in Milwaukee on a January day in 1972.
Florence had been following the team on its winning streak, which had reached a record 33 games...
| Nov 6, 2009
In the spring of 1979, Earvin "Magic" Johnson and his Michigan State team faced off against Larry Bird and his undefeated Indiana State squad to decide the collegiate basketball championship. Johnson and the Spartans prevailed in a game that introduced...
| Feb 12, 2010
Fred Schaus, who helped usher in pro basketball to Los Angeles as head coach of the Lakers for their first seven seasons here and was Jerry West's mentor, died Wednesday in West Virginia. He was 84.
Schaus was living in a nursing home and the cause of...