| Jan 2, 2013
| 8:43 AM
Times reporter Andrew Blankstein will join L.A. Now Live at 9 a.m. Wednesday to discuss the latest on two crime-related stories: the investigation into the death of Scott Sterling and the photographer who died while trying to snap pictures of Justin...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 5:52 AM
Although L.A. County Sheriff's Department officials said preliminary evidence suggests that Scott Sterling, the 32-year-old son of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, died of a drug overdose, detectives are waiting for autopsy and toxicology...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 8:52 AM
Justin Bieber called the death of a photographer who was hit by a car after photographing the star's Ferrari on Tuesday a "tragic accident." “While I was not present nor directly involved with this tragic accident, my thoughts and prayers......
| Mar 3, 2013
Word got around that Jack Kent Cooke wanted to cash out.
It was 1977 and the Lakers owner had entered into a divorce that would eventually cost $41 million, a sum worthy of the Guinness World Records for the most costly marital split in history at...
| Mar 3, 2013
The frozen fields of Wyoming came first. Long before the championship trophies. Before the glitz and glamour. Jerry Buss was still a teenager, digging ditches beside his stepfather, when he dreamed of bigger things.
It was youthful ambition — a...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 2:46 PM
When Jerry Buss bought the Lakers in 1979, he wanted to build a championship team. He also wanted to put on a show.
The new owner gave courtside seats to movie stars. He hired pretty women to dance during timeouts. He spent freely on big stars and...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 6:35 PM
Let's take this a step further.
The two basketball experts in town, Magic and Plaschke, have declared Jeanie Buss should be in charge of the Lakers.
This has to be a blow to Jimmy Buss, who probably understands he also won't be Phil Jackson's choice...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 11:11 PM
It starts with the lights. The Clippers never dim the Staples Center lights, allowing their shrieking crowd to become one with their soaring team. The Lakers darken the arena as if they are performing in a nightclub, the Clippers act like they are playing...
| Dec 9, 2012
Most people think I write just to get noticed.
I don't see another reason beyond getting paid, and that has to rankle some people — that I get paid to be me.
I know there's probably a higher calling, like informing the masses for the public...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 5:48 PM
It sounds so good.
You trade Magic for McCourt and how can it be a bad deal?
But then you know me, Clayton Kershaw goes eight wonderful innings and all I can think about is Jonathan Broxton warming up. I hear Magic Johnson's name and I'm wondering who...
| Dec 5, 2012
In the year of his greatest triumphs, the most powerful man in Los Angeles sports was perhaps never stronger than when he took the hand of a child.
It was Saturday afternoon at the Home Depot Center, shortly before his Galaxy would defend its MLS...
| Nov 15, 2012
What an exciting night, and it's all about basketball.
It's been nothing but chaos, dysfunctional management and poor public relations around here the last few days, so what a relief to spend some time with the Clippers.
It never fails to amaze how some...