| May 6, 2013
| 8:11 AM
Move over Fred Hickman, you finally have some company.
LeBron James fell one vote shy of becoming the first unanimous MVP winner in NBA history on Sunday. The person not to vote for him: the Boston Globe's Gary Washburn, who voted for New York's Carmelo...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 5:03 PM
There's magic afoot in Orange County that has nothing to do with a giant mouse or a legendary berry farm and everything to do with George Esquivel and his band of craftsmen who, for more than a decade, have been hand-cobbling high-end shoes for a who's...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 5:00 AM
The new Lakers coach famously wants his players to shoot in seven seconds or less. I’m not going to require that long to list the reasons that hiring Mike D'Antoni was yet another Buss blunder.
He's never taken a team to an NBA Finals. He has a...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 10:53 PM
I came to Staples Center on Friday night pretty darn excited, the Lakers coming off two incredible moral victories and Magic Johnson and Jim Buss full of good cheer.
Happy days are here again.
Or, as Buss put it in a radio interview, "How can you not...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 4:32 PM
The NFL and NBA are making a point of focusing on female fans with fashion-forward merchandise like $300 crystal-encrusted high heels and collaborations with high-end luxury brands like Marchesa....
| Jun 25, 2012
| 11:39 AM
New York Knick star Amare Stoudemire reportedly tweeted an anti-gay slur at a fan who had sent him a tweet.
The fan, whose twitter handle is @BFerrelli, tweeted to Stoudemire: "You better come back stronger and quicker to make up for last season." The...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 2:32 PM
The NBA has fined Amare Stoudemire $50,000 for using an anti-gay slur in a tweet to a fan.
Stu Jackson, the league's executive vice president of basketball operations, announced the penalty Tuesday in a news release.
The incident occurred on Saturday...
| Jul 29, 2012
NBA superstar Amar'e Stoudemire is so passionate about promoting literacy that he has a tattoo on his forearm that says "Read." This week, the 29-year-old captain of the New York Knicks is translating that ink to the page with a new book series he's...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 9:26 PM
In one corner of the Lakers' practice gym, even on one crutch, Mike D'Antoni was jumping through the roof.
In another corner, Superman was stuck to his seat.
At his first news conference as new Lakers coach Thursday, D'Antoni was all smiles and...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 11:57 AM
With ample time on their hands because of the strike, some of the elite players in the NBA are taking part in an exhibition game next month to raise money for President Obama's reelection campaign.
The game is set for 4 p.m. on Dec. 12 in Washington, D....
| Oct 19, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Kobe Bryant may go on world exhibition tour...