| Dec 15, 2013
| 1:30 AM
Part of the fun of being a sports fan is team nicknames, which can range from the fitting to the fictitious; from the serious to the sarcastic. With that as a guide, and in no particular order, here are some of the best — and worst — sports...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 5:24 PM
Former Lakers shooting guard Shannon Brown was traded by the Phoenix Suns on Friday to the Washington Wizards.
His stay in Washington was brief.
The Wizards waived Brown on Monday, despite his $3.5-million guaranteed salary. If he clears waivers in...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 1:09 PM
The Lakers opened the season with one impressive win and one impressive loss.
Expectations by and large are low for the franchise. Oddsmaker MyTopSportsBooks.com gives the Lakers 40-1 odds to win the 2013-14 NBA championship.
| Nov 1, 2013
| 10:25 PM
Kevin Love had 24 points and 12 rebounds and Ricky Rubio contributed 14 points, 10 assists and five steals to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a resounding 100-81 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night in Minneapolis.
| Nov 2, 2013
| 10:57 AM
On the heels of one NBA general manager telling ESPN The Magazine that his franchise will lose games on purpose to increase the chances of improving their draft position, Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan scoffed at the suggestion Friday.
| Nov 3, 2013
| 4:52 PM
Dwight Howard walked past Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak in that Staples Center tunnel last spring and never really stopped, the allure of less pressure and a permanent honeymoon triggering a Texas two-step.
The hypersensitive hulk returns to...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 11:24 AM
Charlotte Bobcats Coach Steve Clifford, a former Lakers assistant, was hospitalized on Thursday night, according to a statement from the Bobcats' president of basketball operations, Rod Higgins.
Clifford "went to the hospital last night after not...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 11:57 AM
The Lakers finished Week 2 with a single, last-second win on Thursday in Houston, dipping to 3-5 on the year.
Starting the week in 10th place in the Western Conference, the Lakers ended Week 2 in 12th.
The Lakers were bombarded on the road by the...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 11:02 PM
Joe Johnson stole a pass and dropped in a short jumper as time expired in overtime, giving the visiting Brooklyn Nets a 100-98 win over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night.
Johnson had tied the game at the end of regulation on a short floater with 30...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 10:02 PM
Ryan Anderson made seven three-pointers and scored 31 points, and the New Orleans Pelicans overcame the loss of Anthony Davis to a broken left hand to beat the Knicks, 103-99, Sunday night in New York.
Tyreke Evans had 24 points, including 10 in the...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 10:05 PM
James Harden and Dwight Howard figured to be a potent combination for the Houston Rockets this season. Friday, the Golden State Warriors saw how good they can be.
Harden scored 34 points, Howard had 22 points and 18 rebounds, and the Rockets routed...