| Dec 27, 2013
| 4:40 PM
As we finish off 2013, here are a few things I'd like to see in the sports world for the New Year:
•An official announcement from the NFL that Los Angeles will finally have a team again (preferably the Rams, back where they belong).
The end of...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 1:20 PM
Hall of Fame coach Phil Jackson says he's concerned about Lamar Odom and his life after basketball.
"We thought the Kardashian arrangement, or marriage, was a terrific thing for him because it's a family, a structure, something that would give him...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 12:12 PM
Lakers forward-center Pau Gasol is raising money to help children who are suffering after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines.
"I am helping UNICEF raise money for their efforts on the ground," writes Gasol on crowdrise.com. "I am pledging $1,000...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 9:12 PM
Shortly after leaving the Los Angeles Times in 2009 photographer Lori Shepler welcomed a stray cat with thumbs and a short, stubby tail into her home. Within a few months City the Kitty was appearing in videos and gaining Facebook fans by the thousands....
| Aug 14, 2013
| 5:03 PM
Lakers owners/executives Jim and Jeanie Buss have different views on the exit of Dwight Howard.
"He was never really a Laker," Jim said to Ric Bucher of The Hollywood Reporter. "He was just passing through."
"It's disappointing that Dwight isn't here,...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 5:29 PM
Former Lakers Coach Phil Jackson is renowned for his NBA success — but did you know that he’s a former hockey player and still a hockey fan?
Jeff Moeller of the Kings’ public relations staff did a nice piece on Jackson’s hockey...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 8:06 PM
Phil Jackson became the latest member of the Lakers' extended family to weigh in on Dwight Howard's departure.
It wasn't as rough as Shaquille O'Neal's assessment, but there was a barb or two, predictably, from the former Lakers coach Sunday.
| 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,...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 8:46 PM
The Lakers had hoped to make it much ado about something, putting up billboards, sending out tweets and assembling a large contingent of players, coaches and team executives to persuade Dwight Howard to stay with the storied NBA franchise.
| Jul 7, 2013
| 7:33 PM
Armed with massive cap room, the Lakers will go shopping in 2014.
The franchise would love to lure LeBron James from Miami -- but after his second straight title, and given the craftiness of Heat President Pat Riley, it may prove a futile hope....
| Jun 30, 2013
| 11:05 PM
Without the reassuring voice of Jerry Buss, the late Lakers owner whose eleventh-hour phone call prevented Kobe Bryant from going to the Clippers in 2004, the Lakers are turning to two veterans to help keep Dwight Howard in Los Angeles.