| Jun 16, 2007
Jerry Buss met with his unhappy $88.6-million employee, Kobe Bryant, for a get-together Friday between owner and superstar in the somewhat surprising setting of Spain.
They had spoken by phone two weeks ago, a few days after Bryant asked to be traded,...
| Nov 18, 2008
Pete Newell, who coached UC Berkeley to the 1959 National Collegiate Athletic Assn. basketball title and was one of only three men to guide teams to National Invitation Tournament, NCAA and Olympic championships, died Monday. He was 93.
| Sep 17, 2009
Melvin Simon, who started what is now the country's largest shopping mall company and owned the NBA's Indiana Pacers with his brother, died Wednesday in Indianapolis, a spokesman said. He was 82.
Les Morris, a spokesman for Simon Property Group, which...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 11:34 AM
They list Darren Collison as 6 feet and 175 pounds, but the Clippers point guard appears to be shorter and slighter.
But Collison can’t be judged by that because he plays bigger than his measurements.
The shorter Collison has been forced to...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 4:32 PM
The Clippers were still waiting to hear from the NBA on Thursday to see whether the league would take any action against forward Blake Griffin and Golden State backup center Jermaine O'Neal.
A squabble between the players began during the Clippers' 111-...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 11:02 PM
Blake Griffin looked at the Staples Center crowd and clapped his hands. Then Griffin pumped his fist toward his teammates, drawing a smile from Chris Paul.
After the game was over, after the Clippers had defeated the Golden State Warriors, 111-98,...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 1:15 AM
Blake Griffin was talking to friends in a Staples Center hallway after the Clippers’ victory over the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night when Jermaine O’Neal walked up and got into Griffin’s face.
Griffin was posing for...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 9:32 PM
The NCAA asked a Pennsylvania court on Tuesday to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the family of the late football coach Joe Paterno that seeks to overturn the sanctions against Penn State for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
| Nov 22, 2013
| 11:35 AM
The Lakers (5-7) host the Golden State Warriors (8-4) on Friday night at Staples Center.
After the Lakers' surprising opening-night win over the Clippers, the Warriors quickly brought the Lakers down to earth with a 125-94 trouncing in Oakland on Oct....
| Nov 22, 2013
| 10:10 PM
Lakers 102, Golden State Warriors 95 (final)
The Lakers took advantage of a depleted Golden State Warriors squad to take a 102-95 victory at Staples Center on Friday night.
Playing without point guard Stephen Curry (concussion) and backup point...
| Apr 17, 2011
In 2010, a month before he took to the basketball court for the first time in a New York Knicks uniform, Amare Stoudemire took to the red carpet at Lincoln Center in head-to-toe Tom Ford. In 2009, when NBA No. 1 draft pick Blake Griffin was chosen by...