| Jun 4, 2013
| 2:45 PM
Walter Budko, a retired insurance sales agent who was a first-round draft choice of the old Baltimore Bullets basketball team, where he played for three seasons, died of cancer May 25 at Stella Maris Hospice. The Timonium resident was 87.
| Jul 3, 2014
| 11:09 PM
The Lakers made their pitch to Carmelo Anthony on Thursday afternoon with a flash of Hollywood, an appeal to the future, and hope that a connection was made.
Then two of their officials hopped on a private jet and headed to Cleveland to meet with LeBron...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 9:08 PM
Star forward with Minneapolis Lakers
Vern Mikkelsen, 85, a Hall of Fame basketball player who won four NBA titles with the Minneapolis Lakers in the early 1950s, died Thursday at his home in the suburb of Wayzata, Minn., his family told...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 2:40 PM
Former Lakers great Vern Mikkelsen passed away at the age of 85 on Thursday, the team confirmed.
Mikkelsen was named to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1995 (see video above) after a 10-year NBA career with the Lakers.
"Vern was one of the...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 1:46 PM
HOUSTON -- Generally, the Lakers don’t like to talk about Dwight Howard, hoping his decision to leave them will go away and hide in a file cabinet of awkward moments in team history.
They don't have a choice Thursday. Staggering from two horrid...
| Oct 20, 2012
Slater Martin, 86, the defensive-minded Hall of Fame guard who won four NBA titles with the Minneapolis Lakers and one with the St. Louis Hawks, died Thursday at a skilled nursing facility in Houston after a sudden illness, his family said.
| Jul 3, 2013
| 10:47 PM
During the summer last year, Newport Harbor High boys' basketball coach Robert Torribio and his assistant Jason Carey made a vow to bring back the George Yardley Tournament that takes place in the summer.
There were several reasons they wanted to...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 11:38 PM
The Bird. Turtle. The Backstroke King.
They are known as three of Newport Harbor High's greatest athletes. Newport Harbor's "Big Three" can also be known as among the best in CIF Southern Section history.
George Yardley (basketball), Misty May-Treanor...
| Feb 17, 2011
| 9:37 PM
5:02 p.m. We're here at the Star Plaza outside Staples Center where at 5 p.m. the tribute to Lakers Hall of FamerJerry West will begin. It's expected to last an hour and will culminate with the unveiling of a 14-foot, nearly 1,500-pound bronze bust of the...
| Feb 17, 2011
| 9:36 PM
Jerry West: Jerry West honored at statue unveiling....
| Mar 1, 2011
| 4:33 PM
If the Lakers had their own Hall of Fame, which players would you select for induction? That is the basis for our next series of polls, in which we ask our readers to vote on who is most worthy of......
| Mar 2, 2011
| 4:34 PM
If the Lakers had their own Hall of Fame, which players would you select for induction? That is the basis for our next series of polls, in which we ask our readers to vote on who is most worthy of this honor. We will break down the history of the team...