| Aug 9, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Trying to compare Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan can spark intense debate.
Their career arcs took very different paths, but where they are undeniably close is in ring count. Jordan won six titles with the Chicago Bulls. To date, Bryant has five with...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 8:35 PM
Players come and go in the NBA. They have their glory, get old and live later lives out of the limelight. Unless your name is Michael Jordan or a few others, you depart Earth in the company of family, a few friends and a neighbor or two.
Then there is...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 4:00 PM
Two down, six to go!
Miami's Big Three aren't even a third of the way to fulfilling the championship pledge LeBron James made on that sorry summer day in 2010 when he sat on a stage inside AmericanAirlines Arena and said, "Not two, not three, not four,...
| Jun 22, 2013
Gary Vitti is at home cooking dinner for a few friends. But you can't escape the feeling that he's got someplace else he'd rather be.
He loves to cook, no doubt about that. And he's good at it. But at this time of year, Vitti really ought to be...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 7:00 AM
When can you make an argument that 2 > 5?
You can do it when comparing the careers of LeBron James and Kobe Bryant, should James win a second NBA championship with the Miami Heat in the coming weeks.
And you can do the funny math while easily...
| 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,...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 4:27 PM
John Wooden is back. Not soon enough, in this me-first, Black Mamba world riddled with ego and hubris. Wooden's glory grows with each passing year, and every time Jonathan Vilma appeals his NFL case, or Lance Armstrong insists it's all a set-up. With...
| Mar 24, 2012
Only his number is retired — 33, in the Lakers' purple and gold that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wore to glory on the basketball court. The rest of him is still working away, most recently on his latest book. At UCLA, in blue and gold, Abdul-Jabbar was a...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Anderson Cooper, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Dr. Mehmet Oz are three of the influential media personalities participating in this year's "Jeopardy!" Power Players week. The special "Jeopardy" shows will be taped in Washington, D.C....
| Sep 28, 2012
| 12:52 PM
L. A. basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and former pro football quarterback Rodney Peete turned out to urge the City Council to approve the downtown NFL stadium and convention center plan backed by Anschutz Entertainment Group....
| Sep 28, 2012
| 1:42 PM
A proposed $1.2-billion NFL stadium in downtown L.A. secured crucial approvals from the City Council today, a major milestone in efforts to return pro football to the city after a 17-year absence....