| 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...
| Dec 16, 2012
| 9:34 AM
Hebru Brantley's trip to Miami Beach for the high-profile Art Basel art show was winding down when the Chicago-based street artist and De La Salle Institute alum was told there was one more potential customer who wanted to meet him right before his flight...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 2:58 PM
When Chris Paul found out that Chauncey Billups is out indefinitely with an inflamed tendon in his left foot, Paul was frustrated.
"Man, I was hurt to find that out because nobody loves to play the game of basketball probably as much as me and Chaunce,"...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 9:42 PM
Most of us don't speak West Virginian.
It's a tricky language, but just part of the job now as we get to know Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni and what he's really saying when he speaks.
For example, I wanted to know if anyone has ever used the expression...
| Nov 17, 2012
| 9:28 PM
LOS ANGELES — The NHL lockout allowed Saturday's Bulls-Clippers tipoff to shift from an afternoon matinee to 51/2 hours later, although the NBA could schedule a game at 3 a.m. and Tom Thibodeau's approach would be the same.
"You just have to be...
| Apr 28, 2012
| 1:05 AM
The sprint to the NBA playoffs is over and the postseason lineup is one of the most intriguing ever.
LeBron James vs. Carmelo Anthony, the young and confident Oklahoma City Thunder looking for an early knockout against the defending champion Dallas...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 5:37 AM
They piled onto the court after it was all over, every Clipper looking for a teammate to hug, to rejoice with, to explain to the other the unexplainable, a historic 27-point comeback against a Memphis Grizzlies team that had its swagger snatched away.
| May 21, 2012
| 12:32 PM
The Orlando Magic and Otis Smith, the team’s president of basketball operations and general manager, have parted ways.
The Magic historically have promoted from within, elevating John Weisbrod to the general manager’s job in March 2004 and...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 9:56 PM
After 12 NBA seasons and with a firm reputation as a pure shooter, Clippers guard Jamal Crawford tried something during the off-season he had never done before.
He practiced shooting.
It's astonishing to think that Crawford, who is the NBA's career...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 2:27 PM
Sounds counterintuitive: The NBA creating a rule to speed up the game of basketball.
The league has had to crack down on loitering -- late starting times caused by players who are performing their choreographed rituals and routines with teammates...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 11:20 PM
The Lakers and Clippers will play many dramatic, high-caliber games against each other this season and will bring fans at Staples Center to their feet with a parade of dunks and alley-oops and the sheer brilliance of their superstar-stuffed lineups....
| Oct 28, 2012
| 5:00 AM
It's the most anticipated NBA season in Los Angeles history, so what are we waiting for?
Oct. 30 — The Lakers defeat the Dallas Mavericks by 55 points in the season opener. At least, this is the rumor. Nobody actually sees the game after it is...