| Sep 27, 2013
| 7:13 PM
Kobe Bryant spent the eve of Lakers media day coaching a celebrity basketball team in Dubai, which may not be as bizarre as it seems given his NBA team is roughly half a world away from where it usually is this time of year.
Expectations haven't been...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 4:33 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Mike Krzyzewski arrived at Duke in 1980, and during his first decade there, ACC basketball showcased the likes of Michael Jordan, Ralph Sampson, Mark Price, James Worthy, Len Bias and Johnny Dawkins. So pardon Krzyzewski for...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 4:07 PM
Time Warner Cable SportsNet has expanded its on-air Lakers broadcast team to include Byron Scott and Luke Walton.
Scott won three NBA titles with the Lakers in the mid-1980s. Walton has two rings from the Lakers' 2009 and 2010 championships.
| Sep 28, 2013
| 6:32 PM
It's a line Steve Nash would rather leave off a resume that includes two most-valuable-player awards, 10,249 assists and a record 90.4% accuracy on free throws.
He's now the oldest player in the NBA.
"It's not a privilege I ever really dreamed about,"...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 12:14 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Shabazz Muhammad has been sent home from the NBA’s Rookie Transition Program, USA Today reported.
The former UCLA player’s big crime was bringing a female guest into his hotel room. So did he...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 4:00 PM
Two down, six to go!
Miami's Big Three aren't even a third of the way to fulfilling the championship pledge LeBron James made on that sorry summer day in 2010 when he sat on a stage inside AmericanAirlines Arena and said, "Not two, not three, not four,...
| Jun 22, 2013
Gary Vitti is at home cooking dinner for a few friends. But you can't escape the feeling that he's got someplace else he'd rather be.
He loves to cook, no doubt about that. And he's good at it. But at this time of year, Vitti really ought to be...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 5:56 AM
The Lakers inched closer to the 2013 NBA Draft on June 27, working out a number of prospects at the team's practice facility.
Dwight Howard talked to The Times about fishing, his relationship with Disney -- and free agency. Of course, he didn't give...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 4:24 PM
Michael Jordan probably provided about 50,000 breathtaking moments during his basketball career. On MJ's 50th birthday, we try to capture some of his high points — adding up to 50.
2 — March 29, 1982: As a freshman at North Carolina, Jordan...
| Mar 3, 2013
Lakers 4, Philadelphia 76ers 2
An old dog, a new trickster and birth of 'Showtime'
"Showtime" began as 20-year-old rookie Magic Johnson inspired this talented team to first in the Pacific Division. After four close games in the...
| Mar 3, 2013
The frozen fields of Wyoming came first. Long before the championship trophies. Before the glitz and glamour. Jerry Buss was still a teenager, digging ditches beside his stepfather, when he dreamed of bigger things.
It was youthful ambition — a...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 2:06 AM
At 10-0 in the ACC and No. 3 in the Associated Press national poll, Miami absolutely has national-championship potential. No stranger to such teams, North Carolina coach Roy Williams is piloting the Hurricanes' bandwagon.
“I think Miami is a...