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  • Illinois secures Mt. Rushmore honors from ESPN

     
    We lost to Pennsylvania again! New York finished fourth in the final voting for ESPN's "Mt. Rushmore of Sports" feature, which was won by Illinois (Michael Jordan, Walter Payton, Ernie Banks, Mike Ditka) with 28.6 percent of the vote. Pennsylvania......
  • Branch Rickey discusses a new baseball league

     
    Looking forward to reading Michael Shapiro's new book, "Bottom of the Ninth," about the pivotal period between the departures from New York of the Dodgers and Giants and the arrival of the Mets, including the attempt to launch a......
  • Introducing Studio Collective, the design team that has been winning big at Staples Center

     
    No doubt, the most innovative nightclub concept to emerge in 2009 was SBE’s Hyde Lounge inside Suite C at Staples Center. Forget the traditional box seats, with their Formica countertops and bad lighting. Hyde looks like a jewel box complete with dark...
  • How many women did Warren Beatty really sleep with?

     
    Peter Biskind's new biography of Warren Beatty, "Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America," hasn't even hit bookstore shelves yet. But it's already caused an uproar after the New York Post started running some juicy excerpts from the book focusing on......
  • NBA Courting Los Angeles

     
    Feb. 18, 1960 Los Angeles was being courted. "We don't regard the games as test contests—Los Angeles fans already have shown they appreciate big league sports," Marty Blake told The Times leading up to the Lakers' games at the Sports Arena against the...
  • Caught in the Web: Lakers enjoy day off before getting ready for New Orleans

     
    Lakers reports --The Times' Mike Bresnahan explains why Lakers Coach Phil Jackson believes the team can win 60 regular-season games. --The Times' Broderick Turner highlights Lamar Odom's efforts during the team's five-game trip. --The Orange County...
  • Dwight Howard for MVP

     
    With the conclusion of the 2009-2010 NBA regular season last week, the awards are starting to trickle in every few days. One award that seems to be locked up is MVP. There is a near consensus among national NBA analysts that Lebron James is most deserving...
  • Sports Legends Revealed: Did Wilt Chamberlain have an infamously poor reaction to Coach Bill Sharman's morning shootarounds?

     
    BASKETBALL LEGEND: Wilt Chamberlain had an infamously poor reaction to his coach's invention of morning shootarounds. STATUS: False. Wilt Chamberlain was one of the most enigmatic basketball players of the 20th Century. Just based on talent alone,...
  • The 10 greatest L.A. Lakers of all time, No. 8: Wilt Chamberlain

     
    Continuing our countdown of the 10 greatest L.A. Lakers of all time, as chosen by our readers. No. 8: Wilt Chamberlain (78 first-place votes, 23,576 points) The Lakers acquired the already legendary center from Philadelphia on July 9, 1968, for......
  • The 10 greatest L.A. Lakers of all time -- No. 7: Chick Hearn

     
    We continue our countdown of the 10 greatest L.A. Lakers of all time as chosen by our readers. No. 7: Chick Hearn (582 first-place votes, 24,676 points) The legendary Lakers announcer received the third-most first-place votes but finished seventh overall....
  • The 10 greatest L.A. Lakers of all time -- No. 6: James Worthy

     
    Continuing our countdown of the 10 greatest L.A. Lakers of all time, as chosen by our readers. No. 6: James Worthy (no first-place votes, 24,755 points) "Big Game James" Worthy, a key member of three Lakers title teams (1985, 1987,......
  • Caught in the Web: Previewing Game 2 of Lakers-Suns series & Live Chat details with The Times' Mike Bresnahan

     
    First, a housekeeping note. The Times' Mike Bresnahan will have a live chat on the Reader Rep blog to talk all things Lakers this Friday from 3 to 4 p.m. Wonder how the Lakers will finish out their West Finals matchup with Phoenix, or what a Lakers-...