| Dec 12, 2012
CLEVELAND — A rattled and clueless Mike D'Antoni, asked whether this latest Lakers' debacle against a Cleveland team with only four wins was embarrassing, said: "No.
"It's basketball. I hate it. I'm down. But I'm not embarrassed … that's...
| 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...
| Dec 1, 2012
| 9:24 PM
RuPaul has left the building. Or, more to the point, Shaquille O'Neal no longer sees the need to drag out the issue anymore.
The former Miami Heat center has come around on current Heat center Chris Bosh. While Bosh does not match up to Shaq in...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 5:00 PM
"When Black Friday comes
I'll collect everything I'm owed
And before my friends find out
I'll be on the road"
—Steely Dan, "Black Friday"
Yeah, you, the one with an armful of shiny new stuff and a rapidly shrinking credit line.
| Nov 21, 2012
| 7:20 PM
He sits on the second row. The moment he gave up the throne, he moved back to the second row. It suits him there. His journey makes sense from there. He is as close to the ushers as the superstars. He is midway between his deepest roots and wildest...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 10:41 PM
We hear about players playing hurt, but as Mike D'Antoni walks down the hallway for his first pregame media briefing as Lakers head coach, I'm telling him he looks like a wreck.
And he's not disagreeing, pulling a coat around himself because, as he...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 11:57 PM
Kobe Bryant considered it no big deal Sunday that his 22-point, 11-rebound, 11-assist performance against the Houston Rockets was his 18th triple-double, a feat that didn't inspire much more from him than a small smile. And maybe in one sense he was...
| Nov 17, 2012
| 8:40 AM
Sometimes it's not about coaches, even as the Los Angeles Lakers have made it almost solely about that at the start of this season.
Sometimes championship legacy is about the players, those who bridge eras, maintain continuity.
| Nov 16, 2012
| 1:53 PM
Even though the Magic point toward the future, there's no time like the present to start teenage rookie Maurice Harkless.
Pencil him in the lineup.
See how it will go for Moe.
This is the right time, the right situation.
The Magic are rebuilding...
| 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 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...