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  • Dodgers had hidden agenda with Carlos Marmol trade

    Dodgers had hidden agenda with Carlos Marmol trade
    Smart money The divorce of Dwight Howard and the Lakers might be the biggest story in town, and NBA legend Magic Johnson is an owner of the Dodgers. So the L.A. sports fan ought to appreciate that the best moves the Dodgers made last week included...
  • Lakers to get chance Tuesday to tell Dwight Howard why he should stay

    Lakers to get chance Tuesday to tell Dwight Howard why he should stay
    The Lakers finally get their time with Dwight Howard, meeting with him Tuesday and trying to persuade him to stay with the franchise for five more years. They will sell themselves as the 16-time NBA champions — how could they not? — and they...
  • Lakers in limbo while awaiting free agent Dwight Howard's decision

    Lakers in limbo while awaiting free agent Dwight Howard's decision
    A.C. Green left the Lakers for Phoenix exactly 20 years ago this summer, perhaps the only important player they ever lost to free agency. It so irritated Jerry Buss that he appealed to his players a few months later at training camp with an...
  • Despite success, Miami Heat has more work to do

    Despite success, Miami Heat has more work to do
    Two down, six to go! Miami's Big Three aren't even a third of the way to fulfilling the championship pledge LeBron James made on that sorry summer day in 2010 when he sat on a stage inside AmericanAirlines Arena and said, "Not two, not three, not four,...
  • Flip Wilson: The Persistence of Geraldine Jones

    Flip Wilson: The Persistence of Geraldine Jones
    In Sunday's Calendar (and online here), I review "Flip: The Inside Story of TV's First Black Superstar," a worthwhile new biography of the late comedian by Kevin Cook ("The Last Headbangers," "Titanic Thompson: The Man Who Bet on Everything"). The...
  • Logic is swept aside in Don Mattingly's crazy Dodgers comments

    Logic is swept aside in Don Mattingly's crazy Dodgers comments
    It's one thing to leave your heart in San Francisco, quite another to lose your mind there like Don Mattingly. Has there ever been a more ridiculous comment offered by a Dodgers manager, and take into account Tom Lasorda said a lot of ridiculous stuff...
  • Lakers begin playoffs with a '1996' vibe, and that could be bad

    Lakers begin playoffs with a '1996' vibe, and that could be bad
    The last time they tried this, it didn't go so well. The last time the Lakers attempted to win a playoff series without Kobe Bryant, they had home-court advantage, a future Hall of Famer, and absolutely no chance. The year was 1996, and after lurching...
  • Clippers' Lamar Odom is payoff as T.J. Simers plays favorites

    Clippers' Lamar Odom is payoff as T.J. Simers plays favorites
    Oh me, oh my. Finally, the payoff. And I'm not even talking about Chris Paul's exhilarating, awesome, magical, 93-91 game-winner. I begin with Lamar Odom, who is my favorite athlete, and apparently Blake Griffin's as well. Griffin has come running off...
  • Magic Johnson says Dwight Howard needs to work on his offense

    Magic Johnson says Dwight Howard needs to work on his offense
    SAN ANTONIO -- Magic Johnson always speaks his mind when discussing the Lakers. Always. So it wasn't surprising to hear him pick them apart, specifically Dwight Howard and Mike D'Antoni, in a conference call with reporters Wednesday. Will the Lakers be...
  • A24: the brains behind 'The Bling Ring' zing

    A24: the brains behind 'The Bling Ring' zing
    NEW YORK CITY — Sofia Coppola could have easily gone the studio route in choosing a distributor for her new movie, "The Bling Ring." Instead she chose the upstart company that set loose the viral image of James Franco as a resplendently thugged-...
  • Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Hannibal' on NBC

    Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Hannibal' on NBC
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 26 - June 1, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   --------------------   The Ellen DeGeneres Show The Tonight Show...