| Jun 30, 2013
| 9:04 PM
Chris Paul and Dwight Howard became free agents at 9:01 p.m. PT on Sunday.
At 9:02 p.m., all but a handful of NBA teams stopped daydreaming and resumed their pursuit of more realistic options.
If Paul and Howard represent the Rodeo Drive of this year'...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 4:27 PM
If newly signed free agents Chris Kaman, Nick Young and Wesley Johnson don't excite Lakers fans, there's that rarely uttered phrase by the franchise that's won 16 championships — wait till next summer.
The rebuilding will begin after a 2013-14...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 10:45 PM
The Lakers finally get their time with Dwight Howard, meeting with him Tuesday and trying to persuade him to stay with the franchise for five more years.
They will sell themselves as the 16-time NBA champions — how could they not? — and they...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 12:17 PM
When the NBA locked out players in 2011, 26-year-old Jason Gallagher was living in Chicago, stuck in the middle of trying to write a comedy musical about basketball. Though he missed his favorite sport, the lockout gave him the story engine he'd been...
| Aug 30, 2011
Unless the feuding parties suddenly make progress, the NBA will lose games, if not the season — and the whirlwind momentum it gained last season. The league is coming off one of its more fan-friendly campaigns, riding the wave of excitement...
| May 12, 2011
Singer was Welk 'Champagne Lady'
Norma Zimmer, 87, the "Champagne Lady" of television's "The Lawrence Welk Show" and a studio singer, died Tuesday at her home in Brea. Her son, Larry, did not give the cause of death.
Zimmer performed on...
| May 27, 2011
| 10:03 AM
I find that people in Miami are just as quick to compliment my tee-shirt collection as they are my daily talk show. Between "Neil's" in Boca Raton and "The7Line" and "NoMas" up in New York, I have put together quite a collection of authentic team tee-...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 3:38 PM
Running off at the typewriter. …
It's over, right? The U.S. Open is now the U.S. Closed. Rory McIlroy is torching the course at Congressional and making the rest of the field look like the C-flight at the Stoneybrook West member-guest. McIlroy is...
| May 24, 2012
| 11:47 AM
Dwight Howard has been named to the All-NBA first team for the fifth consecutive year, the league announced Thursday.
The Orlando Magic center joined LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant and Chris Paul on the first team, which was selected by a...
| Jun 12, 2011
| 10:00 PM
The NBA Champions got the perfect homecoming as thousands of excited Mavs fans waited patiently for their team to come home.
“Ready to see that trophy,” said one fan.
Some started showing up at 4am, others as soon as the sun came up. ...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Pau Gasol returns to Los Angeles in case lockout ends...
| Nov 27, 2011
| 9:35 PM
From the moment NBA owners and players reached a tentative labor deal, it was clear that the league's schedule-makers, headed by Matt Winick, would completely reconfigure teams' schedules. Tonight, the league released its general scheduling guidelines for...