Nobody wanted the 1984 Summer Olympics except Los Angeles and nobody here wanted to pay for them with public money, so Peter Ueberroth and the organizing committee he led had to drum up private donations and work without the safety net of government guarantees.
Magic Johnson was on hand on Monday when the Lakers welcomed his former teammate, Byron Scott, as the Lakers' next head coach.
UCLA?s athletic teams will be able to use Pauley Pavilion and other venues this season, Athletic Director Dan Guerrero said.
Two stories hit my Twitter feed, within minutes, on Wednesday. Both involved star athletes who led Florida State, as freshmen, to a football national championship.
How do you not feel for Scott Elbert?
Apparently Darwin Barney really was acquired for insurance purposes.
The short-handed Lakers fought to the end, but ultimately fell to the Sacramento Kings, 107-102, for their 50th loss of the season. A Wesley Johnson tip-in with a minute left cut the Lakers' double-digit deficit to three points, 105-102. The Lakers got a vital stop, but Kent Bazemore missed an driving layup that stalled the Lakers’ comeback. Now with a record of 25-50, the Laker's loss was an important one in the NBA draft lottery standings, as the seventh-worst Kings improved to 27-48, two wins ahead of the Lakers, who have seven left to play. The Sacramento victory should lock the Lakers into no lower than the sixth position in the lottery. Rudy Gay led all...