| May 18, 2013
| 6:25 PM
The Lakers spent $99.9 million in salary this season for a roster that went 45-37. Additionally, the team will pay $29.6 million in luxury taxes -- a total of $129.5 million to get into the playoffs and suffer a first-round sweep by the San Antonio Spurs....
| 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,...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 3:24 PM
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. Lakers greats past and present showed up to remember the team's owner, Dr. Jerry Buss, who died Monday from liver failure. Former coach Phil Jackson fought back tears, Shaquille O'Neal recalls...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 4:38 PM
The arrival of Alan Horn, who was unceremoniously pushed out of his Warners job in April 2011, is a game changer for Disney. It’s a sign that Iger, who has spent the last several years hiring (and then firing) untested executive talent, notably...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 5:14 PM
Mike D’Antoni hobbled to his first news conference as the Lakers coach. He used a crutch on his left side, still recovering from knee-replacement surgery....
| 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...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 10:53 PM
I came to Staples Center on Friday night pretty darn excited, the Lakers coming off two incredible moral victories and Magic Johnson and Jim Buss full of good cheer.
Happy days are here again.
Or, as Buss put it in a radio interview, "How can you not...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 12:03 PM
The Lakers say Jerry Buss, Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak were unanimous in agreement, you know, in blowing it.
Everyone is so excited.
We’re told it’s 95-5 that Phil Jackson will be the next Lakers’ coach, no one mentioning that the 5%...
| Nov 12, 2012
He was asked and so he served, but Bernie Bickerstaff gave the distinct impression he will be happy when his term as the Lakers' interim coach ends and he can go back to being a low-profile assistant coach with nothing more pressing to worry about than...
| Nov 13, 2012
Phil Jackson was blindsided, and so were we.
We were told on Saturday it's a 95% chance the ring master is coming back to coach, no one mentioning the 5% in the minority were apparently Jerry Buss, Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak.
The Lakers now tell us...