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The late, great Times columnist Jim Murray opined about all the superstar athletes in the second half of the 20th century. It's what he did as well as anyone that came before or after him in America. So, on Michael Jordan's 50th birthday, we give you...
Tags: Sam Bowie, Sports, Kentucky Derby, Bill Tilden, Babe Ruth
FrameworkWhile presenting a Lakers jersey to President Ronald Reagan at the White House, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar holds it in front of coach Pat Riley....
HOUSTON — If at first you don't succeed, then you would fit right in at the NBA's dunk contest. The first two rounds of the competition Saturday night at Toyota Center involved more do-overs than actual dunks. New York's James White missed five...
Tags: Swin Cash, Toronto Raptors, Ben Bolch, Damian Lillard, HIV
The Dodgers should not give Don Mattingly a contract extension for Mattingly's benefit. The Dodgers should give their manager a contract extension for the Dodgers' benefit. So said Joe Torre on Friday, with the Dodgers preparing for what might be the...
Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Joe Torre, Brandon Belt, Sports, Matt Kemp
The Lakers retired the jersey of Jamaal Wilkes at halftime Friday night as the Lakers hosted the Portland Trail Blazers. With Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, James Worthy, Elgin Baylor, Jerry West standing courtside, Wilkes looked up to the rafters to see his...
This post has been updated. See note below.Writers from around the Tribune Co. discuss the Lakers, who are 8-10 overall, 1-5 on the road and tied for 11th in the Western Conference. Check back throughout the day for more responses and join the conversation with a comment of your own. Ira...
The Lakers were given a stacked deck for Week 11, taking on the high-scoring Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder without Dwight Howard (shoulder), Pau Gasol (concussion), Jordan Hill (hip) and Steve Blake (abdominal surgery)....
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...
L.A. NOWBasketball great, philanthropist and businessman Earvin "Magic" Johnson has endorsed Mike Feuer for L.A. city attorney. Feuer is running against City Atty. Carmen Trutanich in the March 5 municipal primary....
Our long national nightmare is finally over. Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas are friends again. How do we know? Magic sent out the following tweet, alerting the world to the joyous news: "I had a great private convo with @iamisiahthomas. Glad we can be...
Tags: Sports Illustrated, HIV, AIDS, Substance Abuse, Isiah Thomas
The Turkish Airlines' commercial starring Kobe Bryant and Lionel Messi, soccer's player of the year, has become the "most-watched [ad] ever on YouTube," according to AdWeek. The spot beat out the Angry Birds cinematic trailer and Evian's Roller Babies...
Steve Nash will play Saturday night against Golden State, his first game since Oct. 31. The Lakers point guard missed 24 games because of a small fracture in his lower left leg. With Steve Blake also sidelined by injury, the Lakers have had to go with...
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