| 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...
| 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...
| 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
| 8:55 AM
Listen to what Chris Paul offered as a key step for the Clippers to improve next season after a successful 2011-12 campaign.
"First of all, I know one thing that can get us better is I have to get better," Paul, a first-team NBA all-defensive selection,...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 11:16 PM
The world as Lakers fans know it ending because their heroes apparently will need time to adjust, I thought I would check with someone who went through the same thing a year ago.
But what a difference in producing instant pizzazz, Chris Paul doing the...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 1:16 PM
The Clippers stayed in-house and named Gary Sacks, a longtime player personnel and scouting executive, as their vice president of basketball operations to succeed the departed Neil Olshey.
Sacks is entering his 19th season with the Clippers and spent the...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 11:23 PM
BILLINGS, Mont. — Montana State Billings graduate assistant men’s basketball coach Marty Birky has accepted a position as the head assistant coach for the men’s basketball program at Imperial Valley College, a member of the California...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 2:36 PM
An updated look at NBA free agents. Who has signed, who is still available, who has become available:
Best of who is left: Kenyon Martin, Josh Howard, Derek Fisher, Chris Andersen, Mickael Pietrus, Mehmet Okur (retired), Maurice Evans, Ryan Gomes,...
| 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...