| Apr 13, 2013
| 7:28 PM
Earlier this season, when Kobe Bryant was in the middle of a mindless streak during which he played at least 40 minutes in 10 consecutive games, his coach could only laugh about it.
"I told him they'll put a statue of him at Staples [Center] but it...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 5:50 PM
A couple of months ago, Kobe Bryant and I sat down over coffee in Minneapolis to discuss his future.
I mentioned Michael Jordan, who was playing for Washington late in his career, and being there the night Kobe dropped 55 points on the old man....
| Apr 2, 2013
| 8:24 PM
The other day I wrote a funny story, which failed to get a laugh out of Phil Jackson's agent, Todd Musburger.
The way I heard it, UCLA Athletic Director Dan Guerrero called Musburger's office, and talked to his son, Brian, about Jackson helping UCLA...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 5:42 PM
The literary event series Live Talks Los Angles announced its spring 2013 series Wednesday. The series, founded in 2010, takes place at a number of venues around the city.
Speakers this spring include Neil Gaiman, who comes to L.A. -- well, technically,...
| Jun 21, 2013
It was the summer when a good NBA team was bold enough to become a great one.
It was 1999, and the team was led by two stars who had carried it to three consecutive playoff appearances. But each time it had fallen short of the NBA Finals and been swept...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Kobe Bryant helped kick off the new Instagram video feature on Thursday with a peek at his first few steps after shedding his walking boot. Kobe posted:
My first steps without the boot. Rockin the #medicalmambas Walkin like a baby giraffe....
| Jun 22, 2013
Gary Vitti is at home cooking dinner for a few friends. But you can't escape the feeling that he's got someplace else he'd rather be.
He loves to cook, no doubt about that. And he's good at it. But at this time of year, Vitti really ought to be...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 5:15 PM
The Lakers' final non-Mike D'Antoni assistant coach left over the weekend as Darvin Ham joined the Atlanta Hawks under Coach Mike Budenholzer.
“Darvin has a great feel for the game and knows what it takes for a team to be successful and compete at...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Phil Jackson's book tour continues on Wednesday with "An Evening With Phil Jackson in Conversation With John Salley."
Hosted by the Alex Theatre in Glendale, Jackson will discuss his memoir, "Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success."
Jackson writes about...
| May 28, 2013
The firing of Vinny Del Negro remains troublesome. The obvious involvement of Chris Paul remains perplexing.
Both are class people, the kind with whom you'd enjoy sharing dinner and talking about books and family. Both worked hard for an entire season...
| May 24, 2013
| 7:11 AM
One thing you have to say for former Lakers Coach Phil Jackson: He's not afraid to give his opinion.
Jackson sat down with Time.com on Thursday for an interview to promote his new book. One of the questions asked: If he was starting a team from...