| Jun 19, 2013
| 8:05 PM
You mean we have to do it again?
Winning a second consecutive NBA title with the same core group of players can be like dealing with two children: It isn't twice as hard, it's exponentially more tiring and headache-inducing than handling the first....
| Nov 13, 2012
In the final minutes of practice Monday, the Lakers were playing a pickup game. The rich and gifted athletes were running up and down the gym floor like chaotic children on a playground, gunning and fouling and arguing.
They were playing like a team...
| Oct 16, 2012
Salary dumps are designed to save teams money while shedding extraneous players.
They don't normally help them land a Hall of Famer.
Salary dumps allow teams to rid themselves of aging veterans.
They don't usually help them find up-and-comers they...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 1:53 PM
It was hard to tell what, exactly, the Oklahoma City Thunder was preparing to do.
In a routine as carefully choreographed as any Broadway production, Russell Westbrook and James Harden would flex their muscles before games last season. Brawny forward...
| Mar 3, 2013
Lakers 4, Philadelphia 76ers 2
An old dog, a new trickster and birth of 'Showtime'
"Showtime" began as 20-year-old rookie Magic Johnson inspired this talented team to first in the Pacific Division. After four close games in the...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Brandon Martin, a former USC basketball team captain, has been named athletic director at Cal State Northridge.
Martin, 39, was a senior associate athletic director at Oklahoma. He previously worked as a senior associate athletic director at USC.
| Feb 12, 2013
| 11:15 PM
He drives the lane, spins and slips backward like a fading star. He returns to the lane and scores on a layup under two defenders like a kid.
He curls around the baseline, stops in front of the basket, and the ball is swatted from his hands as if he's...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 10:17 AM
The NBA Players Assn. announced Friday that union chief Billy Hunter, who has headed the union since 1996, has been placed on an indefinite leave of absence.
In a memo sent to players Friday morning, union president Derek Fisher said: "This organization...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 2:58 PM
When Chris Paul found out that Chauncey Billups is out indefinitely with an inflamed tendon in his left foot, Paul was frustrated.
"Man, I was hurt to find that out because nobody loves to play the game of basketball probably as much as me and Chaunce,"...
| Oct 1, 2011
| 4:33 PM
NBA owners and players Saturday endured their longest bargaining session since the league instituted its lockout three months ago but failed to strike a deal as the calendar creeps to a scheduled opening night Nov. 1 that appears increasingly vulnerable.....
| Oct 9, 2011
| 4:33 PM
An 11th-hour effort to avoid the cancellation of NBA regular-season games is underway as league and union officials are meeting Sunday. Union President Derek Fisher, union Executive Director Billy Fisher and NBA Commisioner David Stern are attending the...