| Jun 17, 2013
| 5:15 PM
The Lakers' final non-Mike D'Antoni assistant coach left over the weekend as Darvin Ham joined the Atlanta Hawks under Coach Mike Budenholzer.
“Darvin has a great feel for the game and knows what it takes for a team to be successful and compete at...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 1:34 PM
Phil Jackson and Jerry West did not have a strong relationship when the two were with the Lakers.
Speaking at the Alex Theatre in Glendale at his "Live Talks Los Angeles" event last week, Jackson gave his account of the time he asked West to leave the...
| Jun 14, 2013
Dee Rowe has known George Blaney longer than just about any of us. It must be a hundred years, the godfather of UConn athletics said, before settling on nearly 60. Rowe was coaching Worcester Academy back in those days and he used to play college freshmen...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 6:21 AM
Former Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal continued to push current (and possibly former) Lakers center Dwight Howard, during a talk with Max Kellerman on ESPN LA on Tuesday.
"He's too nice," O'Neal said. "All the giggling and smiling, it's too much. The...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 5:29 AM
Shaquille O’Neal is back working at his favorite hobby: Criticizing Dwight Howard.
“He’s too nice," O'Neal said Tuesday on “The Max and Marcellus Show” on ESPNLA 710. “I’m a connoisseur of giggling and playing...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 2:14 PM
Writers from around the Tribune Co. pick who they think will be the MVP of the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs. Feel free to leave your pick in the comments section.
Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times
The Spurs will go as far as Tony...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 7:47 AM
Amid this third consecutive trip to the NBA Finals, and with increasingly punitive salary-cap and luxury-tax penalties about to kick in from the new collective-bargaining agreement, the question becomes how the Miami Heat will be able to sustain their...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 8:34 PM
Mike Thibault, always thoughtful, always prepared, almost always specific, quantified how many times he had thought about this game.
"Consciously? Four," Thibault said on the Friday night he returned to Mohegan Sun Arena for the first time since he was...
| May 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
He spent some of his basketball career above the rim, some of it behind a desk, all of it in limbo.
Elgin Baylor was a Lakers star before the Lakers were stars. He was a Clippers boss before the Clippers were boss. He was always Los Angeles' other idol,...
| May 23, 2013
| 9:40 PM
Guard in Lakers 1971 championship team
Flynn Robinson, 72, a flashy guard who was a member of the 1971-72 Lakers team that brought Los Angeles its first NBA title, died Thursday at Keck Hospital in Los Angeles from complications related...
| May 6, 2013
| 7:33 PM
It is always easier to be critical when you don't have a dog in the fight, so let's go ahead.
The NBA playoffs are in full swing. If we think hard, we in Los Angeles can remember what that's like. People flying purple flags out car windows. The Clippers...