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  • John Wooden's pyramid stands test of time

    John Wooden's pyramid stands test of time
    John Wooden was a young high school teacher and coach in the 1930s when he first wrote his personal definition of success, searching for a way to assure his students — and their parents — they could be successful without earning all A's. "I...
  • Weighing in on John Wooden

    Weighing in on John Wooden
    He was not only the greatest coach in the history of any sport, but he was an exceptional individual that transcended the sporting world. — Dan Guerrero UCLA athletic director ----- He was a disciplinarian. We learned all about those aspects...
  • John Wooden dies at 99; UCLA basketball coach won 10 national titles

    John Wooden dies at 99; UCLA basketball coach won 10 national titles
    John Wooden, the UCLA basketball coach who became an icon of American sports while guiding the Bruins to an unprecedented 10 national championships in the 1960s and '70s and remained in the spotlight during retirement with his "Pyramid of Success"...
  • Jim Murray on John Wooden, Aug. 10, 1972

    Jim Murray on John Wooden, Aug. 10, 1972
    This column on John Wooden, written by the late Jim Murray, was originally printed in the Aug. 10, 1972 edition of the Los Angeles Times. You picture the man who is, demonstrably, the world's greatest basketball coach, and there comes to view a guy...
  • Remembering John Wooden: Simple principles, such as honor and family, were his guides

    Remembering John Wooden: Simple principles, such as honor and family, were his guides
    The beloved man everyone called Coach was not an indigenous species in this capital of flummery and celebrity. Like many Californians, John Wooden was an immigrant from the plains of the Midwest. But he had arrived from Indiana at the age of 37 with...
  • Walt Hazzard dies at 69; former Bruins basketball star and coach

    Walt Hazzard dies at 69; former Bruins basketball star and coach
    Walt Hazzard, a stellar point guard who helped John Wooden win his first national championship at UCLA and became the fifth coach to follow the college basketball legend, died Friday. He was 69. Hazzard, who suffered a stroke in 1996, died at Ronald...
  • Patt Morrison Asks: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- still hooked

    Patt Morrison Asks: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- still hooked
    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...
  • His Excellency, Ambassador Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

     
    To find the earliest stories the Los Angeles Times wrote about Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, I had to search for his birth name -– Lewis Alcindor Jr. He was a New York high school student being courted by UCLA and other powerhouse......
  • Anderson Cooper, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: 'Jeopardy' power players

     
    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....
  • Is Kobe Bryant the greatest Laker of all time? [Poll]

     
    When Kobe Bryant surpassed Shaquille O'Neal as the fifth leading scorer in NBA history, O'Neal responded via Twitter: "Congrats to Kobe for being the greatest laker ever." Is he right?...
  • Thursday’s Highlights: 'The Mentalist' on CBS

     
    Thursday’s Highlights: 'The Mentalist' on CBS...