| Nov 16, 2013
| 3:17 PM
All Knicked up
New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony, on the discrepancy between the Houston Rockets being awarded 44 free throws and the Knicks 27 during a Rockets victory: "You see how guys get their calls. Me, I've got to get cut. You've got...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:17 PM
In this most conflicted of Lakers seasons, it figures that the common reaction to Kobe Bryant's imminent and inspirational return is actually two reactions.
Upon hearing the news: Yes! This means they have a chance to make the playoffs!
| Nov 27, 2013
— Kobe Bryant was all smiles during his news conference a day after receiving a two-year, $48.5-million contract extension.
But sometime between saying this would "probably" be his last contract and later jabbing the NBA for vetoing the Chris Paul...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 6:08 PM
The Lakers are 6-7, lingering in the bottom half of the Western Conference and running on a treadmill the size of a franchise while awaiting the return of Kobe Bryant.
But how will Bryant look? What's the deal with Steve Nash? Who took over Jordan Hill'...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 6:42 PM
Was it the fadeaway jumper he made over Nick Young? The step-back shot that was too much for Xavier Henry?
The proof must have been on the practice court for the Lakers, who just committed two more years and $48.5 million to Kobe Bryant before really...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Kobe Bryant gave, but he didn't give enough.
In taking a $40-million to $50-million, two-year contract extension with the Lakers on Monday, Bryant accepted a discount from the maximum allowed under the rules at $66 million.
The Lakers' All-Star had...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 6:13 PM
CLIPPERS VS. NEW YORK
Where: Staples Center.
On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 980, 1330.
Records: Clippers 10-5, Knicks 3-10.
Record vs. Knicks (2012-13): 2-0.
Update: The Clippers swept the Knicks last season and have won...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 6:11 AM
The Lakers began the 2013-14 NBA season with a 2-2 record, playing four games in six nights.
Playing without Kobe Bryant, who is recovering from Achilles' tendon surgery, for an unknown stretch may make it difficult for the Lakers to finish the season...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 8:50 PM
CHICAGO — Derrick Rose made a baseline floater with 5.7 seconds left to lift the Chicago Bulls to an 82-81 victory over the New York Knicks on Thursday night in his first home game since he injured his left knee 18 months ago.
Rose had 18 points...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 8:45 PM
Russell Westbrook made an earlier-than-expected return from a knee injury and had 21 points and seven assists, Kevin Durant had 33 points and 10 rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied for a 103-96 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night...
| Nov 3, 2013
Comebacks of the year
One superstar's return was widely expected, the other's somewhat surprising.
The reactions in Chicago and Cleveland were identical: It's great to see you in something besides an Armani suit.
Derrick Rose and Andrew Bynum didn't...