| 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...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 5:14 PM
Gary McKnight, the winningest basketball coach in state history, has some new helpers this season at Santa Ana Mater Dei. His son, Clay, has joined him as an assistant coach. So has former NBA player Michael Cage, whose son, Michael......
| Dec 13, 2012
| 11:13 PM
NEW YORK — How bad is it?
I see Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni having lunch Thursday with Jack McCallum, who wrote about his time with D'Antoni in Phoenix in a book: ":07 Seconds or Less."
And I'm asking D'Antoni if he's already working on a sequel:...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 11:57 PM
Kobe Bryant considered it no big deal Sunday that his 22-point, 11-rebound, 11-assist performance against the Houston Rockets was his 18th triple-double, a feat that didn't inspire much more from him than a small smile. And maybe in one sense he was...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 12:12 AM
They opened the shiny, new Pauley Pavilion Friday night amid pomp and less-than-desired circumstance.
The first game in the $136-million redo of outdated Pauley was preceded by loud music, speeches, floodlights, laser beams and fancy graphics on a big...
| 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 22, 2013
| 8:19 PM
Kobe Bryant said things aren't working and it's time for a change.
Coach Mike D'Antoni decided the Lakers didn't need to practice Tuesday.
The dysfunctional Lakers stayed overnight after Monday's loss in Chicago, because who...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 12:03 PM
The Lakers say Jerry Buss, Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak were unanimous in agreement, you know, in blowing it.
Everyone is so excited.
We’re told it’s 95-5 that Phil Jackson will be the next Lakers’ coach, no one mentioning that the 5%...