| Apr 8, 2014
| 12:46 PM
Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins will be remembered as a barrier breaker. This season, he became the first openly gay athlete to play in one of North America's four major professional team sports leagues. That achievement likely will become his legacy....
| Apr 12, 2014
| 9:22 PM
at Atlanta 98, Miami 85:Jeff Teague scored 25 points, Lou Williams had 18 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and the Atlanta Hawks earned the Eastern Conference's final playoff spot with a 98-85 victory over the Miami Heat on Saturday night....
| Apr 12, 2014
| 5:59 PM
Jean Martin loves the Orlando Magic. She has purchased a season ticket every year since the mid-1990s. Fans call her "The Hat Lady" because she wears a blue-and-white Dr. Seuss hat that players have autographed over the years.
Yet even she almost...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The Clippers' conversion from NBA franchise to Doc Rivers Inc. can be traced to the summer night their new coach sat across from their freakishly athletic center at a trendy Japanese restaurant in West Hollywood.
Over albacore tuna and yellowtail sushi,...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 9:24 PM
With Jamal Crawford out again because of a strained left calf and J.J. Redick still out because of a bulging disk in his lower back, the Clippers are missing a big part of their offense.
Crawford is the reserve shooting guard who became the starter when...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 4:59 PM
OAKLAND, Calif. — On Feb. 22, 2004, Jacque Vaughn and Mark Jackson played against each other for the last time. They played sparingly that night — Vaughn as a backup point guard for the Atlanta Hawks, Jackson as a backup point guard for the...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 8:12 PM
All-Star basketball player
Walt Bellamy, 74, a Basketball Hall of Fame inductee whose professional career spanned 14 seasons, died Saturday, the day after he attended the season home opener of the Atlanta Hawks.
The Hawks confirmed...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 11:28 AM
The Lakers hit Thanksgiving with an 8-8 record, putting the team in 11th place in the Western Conference standings.
Despite playing without Kobe Bryant (Achilles' tendon) and most of the season without Steve Nash (back), the Lakers are only three...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 4:30 PM
With 32 minutes logged in a loss on Monday night to the Atlanta Hawks, Kobe Bryant climbed to fifth on the NBA's list of players with the most career minutes played, regular and postseason combined.
At 54,176 minutes, Bryant is behind just Kareem Abdul-...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 10:49 AM
The Lakers dipped back under .500 after a difficult Week 7.
It took a late fourth-quarter run to defeat the Charlotte Bobcats for the Lakers to improve to 11-12 on the season.
Week 8 won't be easy with a back-to-back set in Atlanta and Memphis...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 6:11 AM
The Lakers began the 2013-14 NBA season with a 2-2 record, playing four games in six nights.
Playing without Kobe Bryant, who is recovering from Achilles' tendon surgery, for an unknown stretch may make it difficult for the Lakers to finish the season...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 10:58 PM
Nick Young wasn't upset about losing his starting job.
Or was he?
"No bad blood," he said. "What's the ice-skater lady?"
That would be Tonya Harding. Young was joking.
He's too kind to strike someone in the leg with a metal instrument. Not to...