| Jul 6, 2013
| 7:41 PM
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...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 10:45 PM
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...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 4:00 PM
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,...
| May 5, 2013
| 10:50 AM
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...
| May 6, 2013
| 9:47 PM
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...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 4:00 PM
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...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 11:30 PM
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...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 12:33 PM
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...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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-...
| May 29, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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