| 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 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 25, 2013
| 3:55 PM
The Kobe Bryant-less Lakers have grown on the fan base over the past few weeks, playing through a difficult schedule to win seven of 14 games.
With Bryant agreeing to a two-year, $40-million to $50-million contract extension, what does it mean for the...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:17 PM
In this most conflicted of Lakers seasons, it figures that the common reaction to Kobe Bryant's imminent and inspirational return is actually two reactions.
Upon hearing the news: Yes! This means they have a chance to make the playoffs!
| Nov 24, 2013
Aaron Brooks scored a season-high 26 points to pick up the slack for the injured James Harden, and the Houston Rockets beat the Minnesota Timberwolves, 112-101, on Saturday night at Houston.
Harden, who leads the Rockets with 24.2 points per game, sat...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The USC fans had charged the field. The cheerleaders were at the 50-yard line giving the victory salute. A player was conducting the marching band. Students were hugging players. Players were hugging their interim coach. On television Brent Musburger...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 10:58 PM
Paul George made three free throws to tie it with 5.2 seconds left in regulation, then scored nine of his season-high 35 points in overtime as the Indiana Pacers pulled out a 103-96 victory Wednesday night over the New York Knicks, who dropped their sixth...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 11:45 AM
A fierce topic of debate at the last World Cup centered on how good a soccer player LeBron James would have been.
We'll never know the answer to that question, of course. But we may soon find out how good a soccer owner he can be after the Miami Heat...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 1:37 PM
Clippers All-Star power forward Blake Griffin was named the Western Conference player of the week by the NBA for his play during the week of Nov. 11-17.
Griffin averaged 25.7 points during that week, tied for the third-highest in the Western Conference....
| Nov 26, 2013
Happily for Kobe Bryant, he is now going to be a Laker for life.
Sadly for the misguided Lakers, it probably won't be much of a life.
The news Monday that Bryant had signed a two-year contract extension worth $48.5 million – twice his market...
| Nov 27, 2013
— Kobe Bryant was all smiles during his news conference a day after receiving a two-year, $48.5-million contract extension.
But sometime between saying this would "probably" be his last contract and later jabbing the NBA for vetoing the Chris Paul...