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  • Clippers at a crossroads with Doc Rivers decision

     Clippers at a crossroads with Doc Rivers decision
    It was the summer when a good NBA team was bold enough to become a great one. It was 1999, and the team was led by two stars who had carried it to three consecutive playoff appearances. But each time it had fallen short of the NBA Finals and been swept...
  • Lakers to get chance Tuesday to tell Dwight Howard why he should stay

    Lakers to get chance Tuesday to tell Dwight Howard why he should stay
    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...
  • Clippers Coach Doc Rivers picks up where he left off in Boston

    Clippers Coach Doc Rivers picks up where he left off in Boston
    It wasn't long after the Clippers had boarded their flight from Portland, Ore., to Los Angeles that Coach Doc Rivers began reviewing the tape from his team's first exhibition game against the Trail Blazers on Monday night. Even though his team won, 89-...
  • Kings vs. Blackhawks: Next chapter in Los Angeles-Chicago rivalry

    Kings vs. Blackhawks: Next chapter in Los Angeles-Chicago rivalry
    Los Angeles and Chicago have a short but intense playoff relationship, with the Kings and Blackhawks set to play Game 1 in the NHL Western Conference final at 2 p.m. PDT Saturday. A quick primer. Lakers vs. Bulls The Lakers won  NBA playoff series...
  • Lakers season wrap: Coach Mike D'Antoni worthy of blame or credit?

    Lakers season wrap: Coach Mike D'Antoni worthy of blame or credit?
    In a year defined by injury, Coach Mike D'Antoni became a lightning rod for criticism, despite leading the Lakers (45-37) team to a 28-12, seventh-place finish. In the closing moments of the Lakers' sweep by the San Antonio Spurs, the familiar chant...
  • Mike D'Antoni takes chants, still hopes to turn them to cheers

    Mike D'Antoni takes chants, still hopes to turn them to cheers
    It is the chant that has defined the season, yet somehow has not defined the man. The most amazing thing about the derisive jeer that has rained upon Mike D'Antoni's slumped shoulders for the last six months is that not once has he jeered back. "We want...
  • Clippers are still playing second fiddle to Lakers in L.A.

    Clippers are still playing second fiddle to Lakers in L.A.
    The Clippers have now sold out 92 straight home games with Saturday night's playoff victory in Staples Center. I have always thought it fascinating that there are 19,060 Clippers fans in all of Southern California and every one of them goes to every home...
  • Miami Heat faces a back-to-back barrier in NBA Finals

    Miami Heat faces a back-to-back barrier in NBA Finals
    You mean we have to do it again? Winning a second consecutive NBA title with the same core group of players can be like dealing with two children: It isn't twice as hard, it's exponentially more tiring and headache-inducing than handling the first....
  • College football preseason countdown, No. 21: Texas A&M

    College football preseason countdown, No. 21: Texas A&M
    This is a first in countdown history — an aborted mission. Stop the rocket launch. The executive committee, in a unanimous decision, ruled it was time to pull the plug and spoil the surprise party: Turn on the lights and come out from behind the...
  • Celtics call Doc Rivers news conference, then postpone it to next week

    Celtics call Doc Rivers news conference, then postpone it to next week
    The continuing saga of the talks between the Clippers and Boston Celtics took a strange turn Friday when the Celtics called a news conference with Coach Doc Rivers and Danny Ainge, president of basketball operations, for noon EDT. Speculation...
  • Kobe Bryant suggests he'll play beyond current Lakers contract

    Kobe Bryant suggests he'll play beyond current Lakers contract
    On Friday, Kobe Bryant suggested he might play beyond his current contract with the Lakers. Bryant, whose deal expires after this season, spoke to Stephen A. Smith on ESPN Radio about the possibility of San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan tying the...