| Oct 21, 2013
| 9:17 PM
Bill Sharman is 87 years old. Saturday afternoon, he had a mild stroke. These things hit us like lightning bolts of reality.
Los Angeles has more than its share of sports legends. We are blessed. We thought John Wooden would live forever. We were wrong....
| Sep 6, 2013
| 4:24 PM
Jordan Farmar had to leave, had to distance himself from Los Angeles and the Lakers, before he could realize he belongs here and that nothing would feel as good to him as wearing purple and gold.
Farmar, a product of Woodland Hills Taft High and two...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 9:24 PM
The Lakers didn't lose a center, they dodged a bullet.
Take a hike, Dwight, and don't let your cape hit you on the way out.
Dwight Howard has been formally chased out the door of basketball's greatest franchise by its legacy, its pressure, and,...
| Dec 14, 2007
Tim Duncan and Tony Parker were missing from the San Antonio Spurs' lineup Thursday, each resting a sprained ankle and unable to play against the Lakers.
But some aspects of the Spurs remained the same: Manu Ginobili flopped all over the floor, and the...
| Feb 27, 2008
The last few days much of the e-mail has been the same, but written the best in concise exasperation by Dustin Knackstedt: "The Lakers are No. 1 in the Western Conference and you are writing about NASCAR?"
My mistake, and I certainly won't do that again....
| Mar 2, 2008
The best owner in the history of professional sports is strolling through his sprawling hilltop home when he comes upon an ornate wooden door riddled with three gaping holes.
It is the door to his private elevator. It is also, perhaps, the portal to a...
| 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...
| 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 17, 2012
— I am upset with Kobe Bryant, and when am I not?
I've been interviewing the guy for maybe 15 or 20 minutes after an easy win over the Philadelphia 76ers when a reporter walks up and starts talking to Kobe in Italian.
Right away, Kobe starts...