| Dec 28, 2013
| 4:34 PM
It seems like only yesterday that LeBron James made The Decision to take his talents to South Beach.
Two MVP awards, two NBA titles and two Finals MVP awards later, it's almost time for James to make Another Decision.
Will he keep his many talents...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 11:27 PM
After he swished the three-point shot that gave the Lakers a 20-point lead over the Portland Trail Blazers late in the second quarter of what would become a 104-87 thrashing, Pau Gasol pumped his fist and floated to the bench on the sound of roars from...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 11:06 PM
HOUSTON — The season started with Steve Nash posing next to Dwight Howard on the cover of Sports Illustrated, the headline reading, "Now this is going to be fun."
At one point in the first quarter Tuesday, the Lakers point guard found himself on...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 9:35 PM
Of all the wacko things that have happened at the start of this Lakers season, this one takes the raspberry cake.
One of their nicest players has been fined $25,000 for cursing out a heckler who happens to be one of their best fans.
Between the point...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 9:24 PM
If Pau Gasol's feelings were hurt a year ago when the Lakers tried to trade him to the Hornets for Chris Paul, his subpar performance last season is easier to understand.
But when trade rumors were revived around midseason, Gasol should have been fired...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 10:53 PM
I came to Staples Center on Friday night pretty darn excited, the Lakers coming off two incredible moral victories and Magic Johnson and Jim Buss full of good cheer.
Happy days are here again.
Or, as Buss put it in a radio interview, "How can you not...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 10:55 PM
Wednesday was just another night to come out and write about greatness and the Clippers. Write that a few years ago and the men in white coats would come and get you.
Right now, in the entertainment capital of the world, they are the best sports...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 10:45 PM
The words, spoken by a glowing superstar at the end of a giddy tournament, formed an outline of hope. Five months later, into this same blueprint a despairing team buries its head.
It was Kobe Bryant talking about Dwight Howard. It was the caretaker of...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 11:00 PM
It would be surprising if the chant in Staples Center isn't loud and persistent by now.
And he's going to need it, limping as he was during Monday afternoon's loss at Golden State.
But if sports is all about winning and the pursuit of excellence,...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 7:10 PM
Shaq was wearing a Dodgers sweatshirt at the Clippers game, enough blue cloth there to double as a Dodger Stadium infield tarp, and he was shaking hands with Manager Don Mattingly.
"That's a billboard on him," said Mattingly, who apparently didn't...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 11:11 PM
Streamers fell from the rafters Friday night inside Staples Center, the Lakers having beaten the middling Utah Jazz to end a four-game losing streak.
No one should cheer anything short of a 10-game winning streak with this team, given the...