| Nov 12, 2012
| 5:00 AM
The new Lakers coach famously wants his players to shoot in seven seconds or less. I’m not going to require that long to list the reasons that hiring Mike D'Antoni was yet another Buss blunder.
He's never taken a team to an NBA Finals. He has a...
| Nov 13, 2012
In the final minutes of practice Monday, the Lakers were playing a pickup game. The rich and gifted athletes were running up and down the gym floor like chaotic children on a playground, gunning and fouling and arguing.
They were playing like a team...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 4:38 PM
The arrival of Alan Horn, who was unceremoniously pushed out of his Warners job in April 2011, is a game changer for Disney. It’s a sign that Iger, who has spent the last several years hiring (and then firing) untested executive talent, notably...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 3:24 PM
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. Lakers greats past and present showed up to remember the team's owner, Dr. Jerry Buss, who died Monday from liver failure. Former coach Phil Jackson fought back tears, Shaquille O'Neal recalls...
| 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...