| 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 &...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 9:18 PM
The stage was filled with flowers and gold. The audience was filled with short skirts and diamonds.
Davis Gaines elegantly sang "Music of the Night," while, on the screen behind him, there appeared a photo of Jerry and Jimmy Buss crooning karaoke....
| Feb 18, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Jerry Buss, the longtime owner of the Lakers whose penchant for showmanship helped turn the game of basketball into “Showtime” and who led the team to 10 NBA championships, died Monday. He was 80.
A self-made millionaire who built his...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 5:00 AM
MINNEAPOLIS — I'm liking the laugh-out-loud guy sitting across from me at Starbucks, maybe as big a shock as Kobe Bryant and I getting together to sip vanilla lattes.
You know who I'm talking about: the Kobester, the Big Baby, the Ball Hog, the...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 5:23 PM
In a week when you thought you might have heard it all, I present to you Bill Walton speaking to USC students and bashing UCLA basketball.
"I never knew they had pretty girls here at USC," began Walton, one of UCLA's all-time greats, after being...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 5:44 PM
The Lakers have a huge problem and it's not Pau Gasol.
It's the guy who is being paid handsomely to utilize his expertise and get the most out of one of the NBA's top players.
And so far Coach Mike D'Antoni has been a huge failure.
Say what you want...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 4:06 PM
That didn't take long.
On Oct. 30, one of the presumably most powerful teams in NBA history opened its season by marching on to a Staples Center floor ringed in blinding belief.
On Sunday, one of the potentially most disappointing teams in NBA history...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 9:35 PM
Magic Johnson says 20th anniversary of retirement is 'bittersweet'...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Here's some things to keep an eye on when the Lakers and Clippers meet tonight for their second preseason matchup....
| Dec 29, 2011
| 4:35 PM
It appeared to be the perfect time for Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Derek Fisher to wear icebags around their legs. The Lakers enjoyed a double-digit lead in the middle of the fourth quarter against the Utah Jazz. This blowout marked the third game the...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 9:36 PM
The Lakers trailed by two, and when Kobe Bryant doesn't have the ball there's usually one other teammate perfect to have it. Derek Fisher. He's hit these shots numerous times in his 16-year career and in nearly every circumstances. Fisher nailed it even...