| Nov 14, 2012
| 6:00 PM
Today is my time to be there for you, to serve as your grief counselor.
This is what we do in a caring, sharing society at times when there has been great sorrow from a natural disaster, a terrible accident or, worse, the failure of the Lakers to hire...
| 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...
| 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 16, 2012
| 9:04 AM
A day after expressing disappointment over the Lakers' decision to hire Mike D'Antoni as head coach, Magic Johnson changed his tune.
"The decision's been made that D'Antoni is the coach so we must support him. I appreciate him reaching out to me &...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 9:48 PM
Mike Brown finished a long post-practice talk with Pau Gasol on Thursday, walked to a corner of the practice gym, and waited for the media to surround him for his daily interview session.
And waited. And waited.
Dwight Howard was giving interviews about...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 11:25 PM
You can't lose them all.
Mike Brown made one wonder whether it was possible over the season's first three games, nobody doing less with more than the Lakers coach.
Four potential Hall of Famers who had never played together meet the Princeton offense....
| Feb 28, 2013
| 5:16 PM
The hand that once wrote about daily NBA schedules on a greaseboard in the Lakers' locker room now composes daily specials on a surfboard propped against a sunset-colored truck.
Kona Sunset Shrimp Tacos, two for $7.
The distinctive voice that once...
| Mar 3, 2013
It took several cups of coffee and a couple of hours one recent morning to realize there was still so much more to know about Jerry Buss.
The coffee was shared with Bob Steiner, Buss' longtime public relations advisor and general confidant. We...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 8:53 PM
At Jerry Buss' memorial service Feb. 21, more than a dozen speakers honored the longtime Lakers owner, who died Feb. 18 at age 80 after a battle with cancer. Below are some of the highlights from the service, which included speeches by some current and...
| Mar 3, 2013
Lakers 4, Philadelphia 76ers 2
An old dog, a new trickster and birth of 'Showtime'
"Showtime" began as 20-year-old rookie Magic Johnson inspired this talented team to first in the Pacific Division. After four close games in the...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 3:26 PM
Dwight Howard and Chris Paul have big decisions to make about where they might play next year, maybe changing their lives forever.
I know what that's like.
I was in the seminary, and had I not made out with Sandy in front of the Our Lady of Fatima...