| Feb 11, 2014
| 9:42 AM
LeBron James has turned the NBA Slam Dunk Contest into a joke.
Not that it wasn't pretty much one already, with so many big names not taking part (this year is the first time as many as three All Stars are competing since 1998) and theatrics often...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 5:45 PM
The Lakers will be represented at the NBA All-Star game, but not on the court.
Kobe Bryant was recently voted in by the fans as a starter but a knee injury will force him to sit out on Feb. 16.
No other Lakers were named to the Western Conference...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 9:43 PM
at Utah 94, Miami 89:Marvin Williams scored 23 points and rookie Trey Burke hit a jump shot with 24 seconds remaining to lift the Utah Jazz to a 94-89 victory over the Miami Heat on Saturday night.
Trailing 87-79 after Williams hit two three-pointers,...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 12:34 PM
Magic Johnson torched his favorite team again, telling “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno on Monday night the Lakers were in a bind because of “some critical mistakes.”
The biggest of those mistakes, according to Johnson? Hiring...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 3:45 PM
Some Lakers fans were undoubtedly hoping General Manager Mitch Kupchak would pull a Pat Haden and meet his embattled coach on the tarmac at Los Angeles International Airport late Thursday night before he could board the team plane and coach another game....
| Feb 15, 2014
| 5:01 PM
NEW ORLEANS — The kids are taking over the place.
You can't toss a string of beads in the French Quarter this weekend without hitting a wide-eyed NBA All-Star.
The festivities have become one extended Rising Stars Challenge between the six...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 11:04 PM
This city's NBA fans are being jarred out of their comfort zone.
Part of it is that we have lived so long and so happily with the Laker Show. Magic and Showtime became our birthright. We assumed there would always be another Magic, and we assumed right....
| Feb 15, 2014
| 2:59 PM
King of the hill
Miami Heat star LeBron James, putting himself among the four players on an NBA Mount Rushmore: "I'm going to be one of the top four to ever play this game, for sure. And if they don't want me to have one of those top four spots they...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 11:04 PM
NEW ORLEANS — Defense won the NBA All-Star game. No joke.
Well, maybe a chuckle is in order.
The East wasn't exactly hand-in-the-face tough during a game that featured a record 318 points and zero blocked shots, but it did manage to stop the...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 6:14 PM
Pau Gasol, the NBA's most-targeted subject of trade rumors, survived another deadline Thursday at noon, with the Lakers unable to move him and his $19.3-million salary.
The Lakers made no deals at all Thursday, which brought to mind one obvious...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 11:17 PM
Dwight Howard had 22 points and 16 rebounds, James Harden added 21 points and the Houston Rockets held LeBron James in check Tuesday night in a 106-103 win over the visiting Miami Heat.
One night after James scored a career-best 61 points, Miami cut its...