| Nov 16, 2013
| 10:46 PM
When it became clear Blake Griffin wasn't injured in the third quarter, the Clippers felt much better about their chances of beating a short-handed Brooklyn Nets team Saturday night at Staples Center.
Griffin had a strong game throughout, collecting a...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 10:47 PM
The Brooklyn Nets, with their enormous payroll and enormous expectations, fell to 3-10 on Sunday, when a 109-97 home loss to the Detroit Pistons left them in sole possession of last place in the Atlantic Division.
With its fifth consecutive loss,...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Kobe Bryant gave, but he didn't give enough.
In taking a $40-million to $50-million, two-year contract extension with the Lakers on Monday, Bryant accepted a discount from the maximum allowed under the rules at $66 million.
The Lakers' All-Star had...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 1:03 PM
They won an NBA championship together in 2008 and lost in the Finals in 2010 when they were with the Boston Celtics, when their bond and kinship was stronger than ever.
Now Clippers Coach Doc Rivers and Brooklyn Nets forwards Paul Pierce and Kevin...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 7:24 PM
Matt Barnes stood with his back against the wall Friday at the Clippers' practice facility and again apologized to his teammates for his recent comments on Twitter, but said he wasn't remorseful about using a racial epithet.
Barnes was fined $25,000...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 6:42 PM
Was it the fadeaway jumper he made over Nick Young? The step-back shot that was too much for Xavier Henry?
The proof must have been on the practice court for the Lakers, who just committed two more years and $48.5 million to Kobe Bryant before really...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 7:20 AM
The Lakers climbed back to .500 (7-7) after a perfect 2-0 record throughout Week 4.
So far this season, the Lakers have won on the road just once in five tries, although three were on the second night of back-to-backs.
Week 5 presents three away games...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 3:56 PM
If the shoe fits
Nike's pristine new sneaker, at about $200 a pair retail, is the LeBron 11.
Too bad they don't feel very snug on the feet of the 6-foot-8, 250-pound superstar whose name is on them. LeBron James only wore the new Nikes for two full...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 5:32 PM
Three-peat is so 1988.
The term purportedly coined by Byron Scott and definitively trademarked by Pat Riley amid the Lakers' failed bid for a third consecutive NBA title in the late '80s should be discarded like the faded T-shirts bearing the slogan...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 4:57 PM
The last Clippers fans saw of DeAndre Jordan, he was making his usual fourth-quarter playoff moves.
Turning his head to watch teammates run up the court. Readjusting in his seat whenever the urge struck. Standing up during timeouts.
It's tough to earn...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 4:27 PM
Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge made one thing perfectly clear: Doc Rivers did not quit on the Celtics.
“He felt like it was time for a change. He felt like we all needed a change. That was his justification of him...