| Apr 28, 2014
| 8:17 PM
The opinion that Donald Sterling can no longer be an owner is incorrect. He would make an excellent plantation owner.
What a story. Just when you think you have seen it all . . .
The late Bill Thomas, as fine an editor as the Los Angeles Times ever...
| May 29, 2014
| 8:58 PM
It is the sort of unimaginable leap that would make even Blake Griffin proud.
In less than two months, the Clippers have gone from being the second-most popular team in their own town to the most expensive team in NBA history. In the time it takes to...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 10:33 PM
The face of Hollywood's hockey revolution looks like a closed fist.
The most powerful voice of Tinseltown's growing hockey chorus is an undiscernible mumble.
The biggest name on the Southland's coolest sports powerhouse is one that many people...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In a town where perception is reality, get ready for a season of the surreal.
The Lakers aren't the Lakers. The Clippers aren't the Clippers.
Kobe Bryant isn't Kobe Bryant. Steve Nash isn't Steve Nash. The Buss aura isn't the Buss aura.
| Apr 28, 2014
| 8:36 AM
President Barack Obama was correct when he said that when ignorant people want to advertise their ignorance, you don't really have to do anything. You just let them talk.
In that sense, Donald Sterling, an octogenarian racist, is the easy part. If the...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 7:42 AM
Adam Silver answered the weight of sports history with the required precision of an accomplished lawyer and the inspired vision of a proud American. The NBA commissioner picked up that great weight of history high overhead Tuesday and dropped it on Donald...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 8:00 PM
OAKLAND — They began the game huddled in a concrete hallway, arms locked, bodies swaying, desperately begging each other to stay united through the storm.
"It's just us . . . only us . . . we're all we got!"
FOR THE RECORD:...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 10:34 AM
Last week may have marked the last of state boys basketball in Lakeland, the tourney host in 33 of the past 38 seasons.
The Florida High School Athletic Association has invited bids for the next contract, and executive director Roger Dearing told me his...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 7:33 PM
Chris Paul pulled his right hand out of his pocket and looked intently at his thumb, almost as if he were trying to see beneath the skin.
The Clippers' point guard sprained his thumb Feb. 21, adding to what has become a maddening succession of injuries....
| Apr 3, 2014
| 11:12 PM
Seventy-seven games and a Pacific division title into this season and Clippers Coach Doc Rivers is still learning about who and what he has — and how far this team might go.
He knows tendencies and traits from watching slumps and hot streaks. He...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:06 PM
An NBA season isn't just a story that writes itself. It's also kind enough to touch on every genre.
There's the fantasy of LeBron James and what he might do with the ball, the romance of Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets. There's the mystery of what...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 7:34 PM
The pleasantries quickly gave way to a more sobering discussion when Doc Rivers first met with Chris Paul.
Topics of conversation did not include Paul's six All-Star game appearances, his unmatched ability to close out games or his status as possibly...