| Oct 29, 2013
| 8:00 AM
It was the Clippers' second day of training camp in La Jolla and assistant coach Tyronn Lue was demonstrating one of the team's new defensive techniques, telling the guards to "bump" opposing big men when they set a screen, then to hurry back on defense....
| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In a town where perception is reality, get ready for a season of the surreal.
The Lakers aren't the Lakers. The Clippers aren't the Clippers.
Kobe Bryant isn't Kobe Bryant. Steve Nash isn't Steve Nash. The Buss aura isn't the Buss aura.
| Oct 29, 2013
| 11:45 PM
Never saw this coming. Never felt this happening.
Never thought the Clippers would begin their march to the NBA Finals by tripping over the Lakers ... bench?
Never thought new Clippers Coach Doc Rivers would watch the first step toward his second...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 10:00 AM
The Lakers hit the road Tuesday for the second time in this young 2013-14 NBA season.
After getting destroyed by the Golden State Warriors on Oct. 30 in their first road test, the Lakers visit the Dallas Mavericks for a 5:30 p.m. Pacific tipoff.
| Sep 13, 2013
| 5:39 PM
LAS VEGAS — The essence of Saturday night's big fight has been lost in numbers and hyperbole.
That essence is as follows: For the last 15 years or so, boxing fans have seen Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his act. Now, they think they have a chance to...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 5:32 PM
Three-peat is so 1988.
The term purportedly coined by Byron Scott and definitively trademarked by Pat Riley amid the Lakers' failed bid for a third consecutive NBA title in the late '80s should be discarded like the faded T-shirts bearing the slogan...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 2:06 PM
The Lakers come into the 2013-14 season with many, many questions.
Kobe Bryant is still recovering from a torn Achilles' tendon. Pau Gasol just started basketball drills over after procedures on both knees.
Few pundits have the Lakers as a true...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 10:44 PM
BEIJING — Pau Gasol attacked the Great Wall of China with enough fervor that he had to buy a souvenir T-shirt after sweating through what he wore while hiking.
But the wall attacked back.
Despite avoiding the sometimes thick and aggressive...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 2:15 PM
The Clippers will face another big test Wednesday night when they face the Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center.
Oklahoma City lost in the second round of the playoffs last season, but reached the NBA Finals in 2012, losing to the Miami Heat.
| Sep 22, 2013
| 6:18 PM
Forget all that stuff about Kobe Bryant returning from an Achilles' tendon injury this season. It'll happen at some point.
The real question involves next season. He might not return at all to the Lakers.
Bryant is entering the last nine months of his...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 8:27 AM
To make the playoffs, the Lakers need to be better than seven teams in the Western Conference.
In the first three of 14 entries, the Lakers were ruled better than the New Orleans Pelicans and Phoenix Suns but not as good as the Oklahoma City Thunder....