| Oct 3, 2013
| 8:15 PM
LA JOLLA — One of the pleasures of watching Jamal Crawford perform on the court is seeing his ability to shake a defender with his deft crossover dribble to create an open shot.
But with Clippers Coach Doc Rivers stressing fewer isolation plays,...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 6:16 PM
It wasn't long after the Clippers had boarded their flight from Portland, Ore., to Los Angeles that Coach Doc Rivers began reviewing the tape from his team's first exhibition game against the Trail Blazers on Monday night.
Even though his team won, 89-...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 10:11 PM
The 2-3-2 NBA Finals format is following David Stern out of the league.
NBA owners unanimously voted Wednesday to return to the 2-2-1-1-1 format, believing the travel inconveniences that teams faced when Stern became commissioner nearly 30 years ago...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 8:46 PM
As the new coach of the Clippers, Doc Rivers isn't trying to downplay the rivalry between the Clippers and Lakers.
It's just that Rivers coached Boston for nine seasons and was fully immersed in the long-running Celtics-Lakers rivalry. In fact,...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 6:15 PM
The Lakers were dragging for a team that landed before it took off.
Their charter flight touched down at Los Angeles International Airport late Friday night, about three hours prior to an early Saturday morning departure from China.
The 12-hour flight...
| 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...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Looks are never more deceiving than they are in the NBA's Western Conference.
Oklahoma City held what seemed to be exclusive rights to the conference championship as recently as summer 2012, when the Thunder's run-and-fun core of young stars was...
| 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....
| Oct 28, 2013
| 6:28 PM
Don't tell Clippers center DeAndre Jordan that the Clippers and Lakers are a rivalry just yet.
Yes, Jordan said, the Clippers and Lakers both play in Los Angeles, they share Staples Center and they both play in the Pacific Division. And, yes, the...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 5:55 PM
Nobody wants the party to stop after two consecutive title parades, so you do what you can to keep the confetti on back order.
Sometimes it means surrounding your passel of superstars with a veteran beset by questionable knees and a forward who, despite...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 10:34 AM
Bill Sharman, an All-Star guard for the Boston Celtics in the 1950s who became coach of the Lakers and led the team to its first NBA championship in Los Angeles in record-setting fashion, died Friday. He was 87.
Sharman, who suffered a stroke last week,...