| Nov 15, 2012
| 9:26 PM
In one corner of the Lakers' practice gym, even on one crutch, Mike D'Antoni was jumping through the roof.
In another corner, Superman was stuck to his seat.
At his first news conference as new Lakers coach Thursday, D'Antoni was all smiles and...
| Apr 6, 2013
My neurologist Dr. Doojin Kim said he could find nothing between my ears.
"Nothing to be worried about," he said in offering great news after showing me brain tests, while predicting in his own way I would last longer around here than Steve Alford....
| Mar 20, 2013
| 11:00 PM
It's that time of year for two of Los Angeles' main basketball coaches. They are living the Willie Nelson country song.
Mama, don't let your babies grow up to be basketball coaches.
We watch a Clippers game Wednesday night, pondering the fate of one,...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 11:14 PM
Metta World Peace took a break to meditate before he conducted a baffling conversation with reporters in which he said he knew nothing about getting a retroactive flagrant foul from the NBA for a play in Denver on Monday and that he had forgotten he...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 10:00 PM
Dwight Howard is hugging me in the Lakers' locker room before Sunday's game.
I know I've become close with the team, but what does it say when a Laker wants to hug me more than the wife does?
Now I could understand the hug maybe a month or so ago with...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 6:35 PM
Let's take this a step further.
The two basketball experts in town, Magic and Plaschke, have declared Jeanie Buss should be in charge of the Lakers.
This has to be a blow to Jimmy Buss, who probably understands he also won't be Phil Jackson's choice...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 11:12 PM
So far, this has been the most documented, celebrated and agonized-over NBA season ever in Los Angeles. For the first time, we multiply everything by two.
And then, as if we needed more focus, more reason to follow the bouncing ball more closely and...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 8:45 PM
I have some things on my mind.
— The NFL combine is not one of them. I'd rather watch the wife's reality TV shows all night long and have her tell me about her day during the commercials.
— I'm big on "Skyfall," but the fact it's not one...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 10:54 PM
BOSTON -- So Mike D'Antoni, Kobe Bryant and everyone else wanted Dwight Howard to rush back. For this?
Talk about a pain in the shoulder.
The Lakers were trailing by 26 after three quarters to the hated Celtics, officially designating this as an...
| Nov 15, 2012
What an exciting night, and it's all about basketball.
It's been nothing but chaos, dysfunctional management and poor public relations around here the last few days, so what a relief to spend some time with the Clippers.
It never fails to amaze how some...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 6:40 PM
You turn here for mostly useless information, and I hate to disappoint, but here's a silver lining to this whole cable TV mess: If you're still among the 850,000 customers missing out on Lakers games, there are deals to be had in the standoff with Time...