| Jul 14, 2013
| 8:06 PM
The Houston Rockets landed their franchise center in Dwight Howard, who left the Lakers last week as a free agent.
"It's huge. It's really important for us," Jeremy Lin said Sunday at the Steve Nash Showdown. "When you talk about a franchise player or...
| 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...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 8:00 AM
If the Lakers are rebuilding, they'll do it in front of a national television audience.
The Lakers will play five games on ABC, 10 apiece on TNT and ESPN and four on NBA TV -- a total of 29 nationally televised games.
Kobe Bryant may be a question...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 10:40 AM
The Lakers' odds of winning the 2014 NBA title took a tumble with the exodus of center Dwight Howard.
According to gambling website Bovada, the Lakers are a 40-1 shot to win the championship next season.
The team's odds on June 21 were 22-1 while...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 6:01 PM
Kevin Martin is leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder to rejoin former coach Rick Adelman with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
A person with knowledge of the deal said Martin agreed Tuesday to terms with the Timberwolves on a four-year deal worth as much as $30...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 8:37 AM
Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant loves basketball. That's basically the reason he gave for attending a WNBA preseason game back in May.
Turns out, he loves one of the players involved in that game as well, Minnesota Lynx guard Monica Wright.
| Jul 8, 2013
| 3:19 PM
Compton-born rapper Ice Cube probably already knew the answer, but he asked the question anyway at the Greek Theatre on Sunday : “Is this an old school crowd or a new school crowd?”
The old schoolers bellowed louder, of course. Cube,...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 9:58 AM
Hip-hop superstar Jay-Z has been certified by the National Basketball Players Assn. to represent NBA players in contract negotiations, the rapper's Roc Nation Sports agency confirmed to ESPN on Thursday.
Major League Baseball Players Assn. spokesman...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 11:41 AM
On Thursday night, the Miami Heat finished off the San Antonio Spurs in a competitive seven-game NBA Finals to win their second straight title.
Oddsmakers have already given their take on the 2014 NBA Finals, making the Heat the favorite to win three in...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 7:05 AM
The Lakers were well represented when the NBA announced the 2013 Social Media Awards on NBA TV on Wednesday night.
Dwight Howard, with Kobe Bryant, won the Snap Shot Award for the mock fight in front of Coach Mike D'Antoni.
Bryant also won The 140...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 2:12 PM
Writers from around the Tribune Co. discuss whether the expected hiring Doc Rivers as coach will be enough to put the Clippers into the Western Conference finals.
Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times
Doc Rivers immediately makes the Clippers a team that...