| Feb 18, 2013
| 2:46 PM
When Jerry Buss bought the Lakers in 1979, he wanted to build a championship team. He also wanted to put on a show.
The new owner gave courtside seats to movie stars. He hired pretty women to dance during timeouts. He spent freely on big stars and...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 9:18 PM
The stage was filled with flowers and gold. The audience was filled with short skirts and diamonds.
Davis Gaines elegantly sang "Music of the Night," while, on the screen behind him, there appeared a photo of Jerry and Jimmy Buss crooning karaoke....
| Feb 21, 2013
| 11:17 PM
I'm thinking the best place for Dwight Howard's statue outside Staples is right beside Oscar De La Hoya's 7-foot likeness.
That way they can keep the guys together who have been beaten up the most in the building.
De La Hoya was 0-1 in Staples and so...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 5:00 AM
1. This was the best NBA Finals since the Lakers beat the Detroit Pistons in seven games in 1988. That series also featured an epic final two games, with the Lakers repeating as champions after they edged Detroit by one point in Game 6 (after the...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 7:30 AM
The Choice (and remember, death is not an option): The NBA’s regular season or the NBA’s Eastern Conference?
Except for Miami, of course. The Heat are so good they should be in the West. The rest of the East is the junior varsity.
| Feb 13, 2013
| 5:26 PM
The poor, poor Orlando Magic.
They can't even get their steroids right.
Hedo Turkoglu, a veteran player who is a shell of his former self and having the worst year of his career, was suspended for 20 games by the NBA on Wednesday for testing...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 8:36 PM
HOUSTON — Tyson Chandler's 21-61 rookie season with the Bulls in 2001-02 is never far from his mind.
Such growing pains make what the Knicks' center has experienced in a dizzying run of success that much sweeter — an NBA title in 2011 with...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Jerry Buss, the longtime owner of the Lakers whose penchant for showmanship helped turn the game of basketball into “Showtime” and who led the team to 10 NBA championships, died Monday. He was 80.
A self-made millionaire who built his...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 4:32 PM
The center position in Sunday's NBA All-Star Game has gone the way of the phone book, lickable stamps and folding road maps — things we have no use for anymore.
The league eliminated the spot from the fans' ballot this season. Centers have been...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 6:51 AM
It’s time for another round of “Why I Hate the NBA’s Handling of its Officials’’ and why they should leave the arrogance to us pros.
It’s not that the Bulls got hosed by officials Monday night. They did. The refs...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 2:38 PM
At the end, when his body began failing, Manny Fernandez took any drug the Miami Dolphins' team doctor gave him. When Butazolidin, illegal in race horses, took his white count to dangerous levels, the doctor prescribed Indocin, which ate his stomach...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 2:52 PM
Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire were recently blackballed from the Baseball Hall of Fame because they were the biggest juicers this side of Minute Maid.
Ben Johnson and Marion Jones had Olympic gold medals stripped away for being massive drug cheats.