| Oct 17, 2013
| 1:53 PM
One of Don Baylor’s biggest challenges as the Angels’ new hitting coach will be to help Josh Hamilton regain the swing that made him the American League’s most valuable player in 2010 but deserted him for the first four months of 2013....
| Oct 18, 2013
| 6:46 AM
When will Kobe Bryant get back on the court?
While there's still no time frame, the Lakers All-Star continues to ramp up his activity as he works his way back from an Achilles' tendon injury.
Before Friday's exhibition game in Shanghai against the...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 12:37 PM
Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose said that something good came out of his knee injury.
"I think I'm way more explosive now," Rose told reporters after Wednesday's exhibition against Detroit. "Like getting to the rim. I think I can take contact a...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 6:00 PM
The Lakers had plenty of talent when Bill Sharman showed up as their new coach in the summer of 1971.
The Hall of Fame lineup included a towering Wilt Chamberlain at center, flanked by Jerry West and Gail Goodrich. What the team lacked — after...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 8:35 PM
Players come and go in the NBA. They have their glory, get old and live later lives out of the limelight. Unless your name is Michael Jordan or a few others, you depart Earth in the company of family, a few friends and a neighbor or two.
Then there is...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 7:37 PM
When they write the history of the Clippers, a laughable concept until recently, the date of June 26, 2013, may be the centerpiece.
Until Blake Griffin showed up, followed by Chris Paul, any history of the Clippers was a knee-slapper. How about a...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 6:32 PM
Here's what you need to know about Thursday's NBA draft: Nerlens Noel averaged 10.5 points as a Kentucky freshman until his season ended early because of a serious knee injury.
Now he's the likely No. 1 pick.
Noel still can't jump because of surgery...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 3:43 PM
Dennis Rodman is heading to North Korea again to see his pal Kim Jong Un, reportedly to talk about starting a basketball league.
The fact that it's Rodman and not, say, Magic Johnson or Michael Jordan makes it easy to dismiss the idea. And ordinarily...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Trying to compare Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan can spark intense debate.
Their career arcs took very different paths, but where they are undeniably close is in ring count. Jordan won six titles with the Chicago Bulls. To date, Bryant has five with...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 4:43 PM
Chicago Bulls legend Scottie Pippen will not face assault charges for allegedly pushing and spitting on a man at Malibu's Nobu restaurant in an altercation that left the other man unconscious.
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office determined...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 6:00 AM
SHANGHAI — Basketball-crazed countries around the world tuned in to see the Miami Heat beat the San Antonio Spurs in a tense Game 7 of the NBA Finals last week. Now, league officials are hoping audiences in China, its largest international market,...