| Jan 23, 2014
| 9:21 PM
MIAMI — Sometimes the Lakers disintegrate horribly and lose by 36 to the Clippers. Sometimes they fall in overtime to Chicago by allowing a ridiculously easy inbounds play with 0.9 seconds left.
Occasionally, though, they surprise you, winning...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 7:39 PM
The year is 2017. Somewhere high above an NBA practice court, a general manager stares out a large picture window at his struggling team and sighs.
"I still can't believe it," he tells a front-office underling. "Remember that year we tanked and...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 7:14 PM
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant was elected by fans to his 16th All-Star game, second-most in NBA history, and Clippers forward Blake Griffin was also named Thursday as a starter for the Western Conference.
But it was somewhat of a surprise that Clippers point...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 10:20 PM
Playing without their top three point guards and All-Star Kobe Bryant, the Lakers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves, 104-91, at Staples Center on Friday night.
Nick Young led the Lakers with 25 points, hitting four of six three-point shots. Pau Gasol...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 1:27 PM
Most players in the NBA receive their salary throughout the year -- but then Kobe Bryant is not a typical NBA player.
Negotiated as part of his specific contract, Bryant receives a balloon payment on Nov. 1. On Friday, the All-Star guard will receive...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 10:12 AM
All the injuries are starting to become an issue for the Clippers.
It has affected their depth, made them smaller and forced players to play out of position.
Backup small forward Matt Barnes was the first to go down on the three-game trip. He has been...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 9:54 PM
Jeff Green capped a last-minute Boston rally with a three-point shot at the buzzer and the Celtics stunned the Heat, 111-110, Saturday at Miami. The Heat had led 110-106 with 3.6 seconds on LeBron James' two free throws. Gerald Wallace responded with a...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 2:37 PM
The next generation of hoopers better beware.
LeBron James' son, LeBron, is apparently taking after his superstar father.
The four-time NBA MVP, who plays for the Miami Heat, posted a video to his Instagram account of his son balling Thursday evening....
| Nov 15, 2013
| 11:02 PM
Joe Johnson stole a pass and dropped in a short jumper as time expired in overtime, giving the visiting Brooklyn Nets a 100-98 win over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night.
Johnson had tied the game at the end of regulation on a short floater with 30...
| 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....
| Oct 18, 2013
| 6:02 AM
The Lakers figure to have significant spending power next summer. One of the top free agents available will be New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony.
Anthony, who has an early termination option for the 2014-15 season ($23.3 million), recently told...