| May 1, 2013
| 4:48 PM
SACRAMENTO — There's an emotional risk to falling in love with a local pro sports team, because it can cheat on you. It can walk out and take up with another city.
An owner sees greener pastures — more dollars — and jumps the fence....
| Mar 31, 2013
| 6:12 PM
SACRAMENTO — The most effective politician in Sacramento? There's no question. It's the mayor.
Kevin Johnson — K.J. as he became known during his pro basketball playing days — is indisputably the right mayor at the right time.
| Apr 3, 2013
Longtime NBA referee worked more than 1,600 games
Greg Willard, 54, a longtime NBA referee who worked more than 1,600 games before he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, died Monday at his home in Huntington Beach, according to NBA...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 9:22 AM
AEG chief Tim Leiweke is scheduled to answer questions from a City Council committee Monday morning about the future of a proposed downtown football stadium. The plan's future has been in flux ever since the announced sale of AEG, which......
| Oct 25, 2012
| 9:01 PM
If David Stern ruled the NBA with an iron fist, he cushioned the blows by transforming a league that couldn't get its championship final live on national TV in the early 1980s into a powerful marketing machine that made players and owners incredibly...
| Oct 28, 2012
NBA players across the league have been steadily ramping up their off-court fashion quotient ever since Commissioner David Stern revised the player dress code in 2005. Now the two highest-profile additions to the Los Angeles Lakers, Dwight Howard and...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 1:55 PM
Looks like L.A. is going to need a few more paparazzi.
You can't stroll Venice Beach or sit down to bacon-wrapped monkfish at Spago without spotting a superstar Laker or Clipper in the nation's new basketball capital.
Here comes Dwight Howard, the...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 11:25 PM
The first half ended with a sense of impending opportunity lost.
This was the Clippers versus the Cleveland Cavaliers. It was also the NBA in November, which has a history and significance of entertainment value along the lines of the horseshoe...
| 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...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 2:32 PM
Chris Paul apparently feels no ill will toward NBA commissioner David Stern for kaboshing a trade last year that would have sent the All-Star point guard to the Lakers.
Paul told GQ magazine that he preferred to play for the Clippers, rather than the...
| Jul 29, 2012
How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Conquered the World and Changed the Game of Basketball Forever
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