| May 21, 2013
| 6:52 PM
Why mess with success when you have known only defeat previously?
The Clippers sold out 94 straight games with Vinny Del Negro as coach, won the franchise's first Pacific Division title and then decided to not bring back the winningest coach in Los...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 11:15 PM
His exit from the Lakers' season was as regal as his entrance, Dwight Howard surrounded by screams and gasps as he swaggered through the Staples Center tunnel into the shadows of summer.
Problem was, the season wasn't done. The game wasn't finished....
| Apr 30, 2013
We have a major difference of opinion.
And I understand why you are wrong.
You began the season thinking, and being told by the media, the Lakers were going to be great because they had so much talent.
You didn't get it in the first five games, so Mike...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 10:50 PM
On farewell day, they waved until their hands hurt.
Kobe Bryant pleaded for Lakers management to pay millions to Dwight Howard, millions to Pau Gasol, millions for the luxury tax, anything to keep the Lakers together for the final year of his contract....
| May 1, 2013
| 6:35 PM
Out at the old ballyard exploring the status of that 1st Amendment staple, the baseball heckler, because it's a cool ambivalence that will do us in, not the screamy passions of the borderline insane.
The issue came to mind after hearing that Broadway...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 8:24 PM
Vin Scully is luring us back to the Dodgers with wonderful old stories and the promise of a new season, and the Angels will introduce new acquisition Josh Hamilton to their home fans Tuesday, but winter sports haven’t relaxed their hold on us just...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 5:10 PM
PHOENIX — I'm told when you have one of these mini-strokes, your fingers might hit the wrong keys, so my meaning well in a column might come off as something else.
I can't explain the previous 39 years.
I should have known this trip to spring...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 8:02 PM
PHILADELPHIA — His life has already been one of amazing accomplishment on and off the court.
So it's a thrill to meet him.
I don't get the opportunity often to talk to someone who is almost my age and still playing professional basketball,...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 11:40 PM
The unraveling of the Lakers over the season's first few weeks was so complete that not even purple-and-gold pugilist George Karl could enjoy it.
The Denver Nuggets coach, you may recall, made his feelings for the team that has repeatedly knocked him out...
| Dec 5, 2012
In the year of his greatest triumphs, the most powerful man in Los Angeles sports was perhaps never stronger than when he took the hand of a child.
It was Saturday afternoon at the Home Depot Center, shortly before his Galaxy would defend its MLS...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 3:26 PM
Dwight Howard and Chris Paul have big decisions to make about where they might play next year, maybe changing their lives forever.
I know what that's like.
I was in the seminary, and had I not made out with Sandy in front of the Our Lady of Fatima...