| 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 10, 2013
| 1:10 PM
The Lakers have just $10.6 million in guaranteed salary for the 2014-15 season -- giving the team in the neighborhood of $46 million in spending power next summer.
About 14 teams project to have cap space next year, with the Lakers at the top of the...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 8:00 PM
Because Doc Rivers had played one season for the Clippers, he pretty much knew where he wanted to live when he moved to Los Angeles to become their coach and senior vice president of basketball operations. He didn't know how odd the whole experience would...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 9:46 AM
Brad Stevens, who built tiny Butler University into an NCAA powerhouse, will try to guide a rebuilding project with the Boston Celtics and point guard Rajon Rondo, the veteran leader whom Stevens must now decide whether he will build around.
| Jul 1, 2013
| 5:24 PM
The Knicks will give Andrea Bargnani a chance to rediscover his game in New York.
The Atlantic Division champions and the Toronto Raptors have agreed to a deal involving the former No. 1 overall pick, a person with knowledge of the details said Monday....
| Jun 27, 2013
| 11:11 PM
Sorry, Nerlens Noel and Ben McLemore.
Anthony Bennett was the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft Thursday night and the Brooklyn Nets were the top story after agreeing to a trade with the Boston Celtics that could leave the Miami Heat's Big Three feeling...
| 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...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 2:12 PM
MaxPreps.com, in a very unscientific survey using the high schools of current NBA players and a rating service, has concluded that Los Angeles would produce the best five-man starting unit. Their group would include Russell Westbrook (Leuzinger), Jrue...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 11:47 AM
The most amazing thing about the potential blockbuster trade that would send Coach Doc Rivers from the Boston Celtics to the Los Angeles Clippers is that it hasn't already happened.
What are Celtics waiting for? What choice do they have at this point?...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 10:55 AM
Paul Pierce wasn't playing like someone who was about to pass Larry Bird as No. 2 on the Boston Celtics' all-time scoring list. He entered Tuesday night's game against the Charlotte Bobcats needing just 10 points to reach the milestone, but had just seven...
| Feb 26, 2012
| 9:37 PM
Kobe Bryant passes Michael Jordan for most All-Star points...