| Oct 26, 2012
| 5:31 PM
The NBA will open the regular season on Tuesday, a prediction you couldn't have made last season at this time.
Actually, I don't think anybody would object to playing another 66-game season. Well, the owners would. They'd play 106 if they could get...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 5:25 PM
Barring injuries, it's a foregone conclusion among most NBA experts that L.A. and Miami are the clear front-runners for the ring. But even with the last chapter almost written, this promises to be an even more exciting NBA season than the last. Why you...
| Apr 29, 2012
| 1:05 PM
Lakers 27, Nuggets 14 (end of first quarter)
It wasn't a great quarter of basketball but the Lakers seemed content to have the lead against the high-scoring Nuggets. The Lakers surged to a 10-point lead with a little more than a minute to play on a Matt...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 10:16 AM
During the playoffs, Kobe Bryant becomes intensely focused.
His replies to reporters' questions are abbreviated. His smiles are few and far between. He cares about one thing and one thing only -- and that's winning a championship.
We caught up with...
| May 2, 2012
| 6:52 AM
Former Laker and current NBA radio analyst Mychal Thompson will do a video interview with Times reporter Melissa Rohlin after each Laker home game during the playoffs.
Here are some highlights from the video above following the Lakers' 104-100 win...
| May 13, 2012
| 7:33 AM
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KTLA) -- Lakers legend Magic Johnson made a controversial statement Friday that had fans wondering if the team would be looking for a new coach by Monday.
Appearing on an ESPN's NBA Countdown, Johnson said Lakers head coach Mike...
| May 17, 2012
| 9:35 AM
A middle school student is faced with an in-school suspension for having an image of San Antonio Spurs forward Matt Bonner shaved into the back of his head.
Patrick Gonzalez of Woodlake Hills Middle School in San Antonio, Texas, said he's always been...
| May 19, 2012
| 1:58 PM
Never in the 23-year history of the Magic franchise has ownership had so much on its off-season plate.
It is deciding the fates of coach Stan Van Gundy and GM Otis Smith. And with a nod one way or the other by Dwight Howard, the Magic either have hope to...
| May 19, 2012
| 10:54 PM
It's an exciting time for Southern California sports. Staples Center just hosted four playoff games in three days, and has two more in store Sunday. The Kings are serious contenders to win the Stanley Cup. The Lakers and Clippers, though, have a much...
| May 24, 2012
| 8:49 AM
Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol were in the Lakers' training facility on the same day, possibly for the last time.
They arrived several hours apart for their exit interviews Wednesday and then stepped into the sunshine afterward, though nothing looked...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 2:55 PM
The evaluation of the biggest trade in Magic history starts in earnest Friday night.
The season opens and so does the criticism, skepticism, pessimism -- or optimism.
The Magic didn’t get much in their trade for Dwight Howard, as everyone knows....
| Jun 1, 2012
| 4:02 PM
Management is busy preparing for the draft. Derrick Rose is rehabilitating his left knee daily. The games have stopped, but the Bulls' beat never ends. And neither do your questions.
Why is next year being viewed as a tread water year? Rose should be...