| Apr 24, 2013
| 11:10 PM
SAN ANTONIO -- Kobe Bryant wasn't tweeting Wednesday night, so perhaps the most compelling electronic observation came from a text sent to press row from a neighbor who probably spoke for a city.
"Dwight ain't Shaq."
In three words, that was the...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 10:10 PM
Spurs 120, Lakers 89 (final)
The San Antonio Spurs dominated the Lakers in Game 3 of their first-round playoff matchup to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven series with a 120-89 victory on Friday night at Staples Center.
| Aug 10, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Dwight Howard, Lakers Headlines: A look at how others are reacting to pending blockbuster deal...
| Apr 22, 2012
| 9:32 PM
Metta World Peace didn't really live up to his name Sunday, getting ejected from the Lakers' game with the Oklahoma City Thunder for throwing an elbow....
| Jan 24, 2013
| 10:45 PM
The words, spoken by a glowing superstar at the end of a giddy tournament, formed an outline of hope. Five months later, into this same blueprint a despairing team buries its head.
It was Kobe Bryant talking about Dwight Howard. It was the caretaker of...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 10:53 PM
I came to Staples Center on Friday night pretty darn excited, the Lakers coming off two incredible moral victories and Magic Johnson and Jim Buss full of good cheer.
Happy days are here again.
Or, as Buss put it in a radio interview, "How can you not...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 11:27 PM
After he swished the three-point shot that gave the Lakers a 20-point lead over the Portland Trail Blazers late in the second quarter of what would become a 104-87 thrashing, Pau Gasol pumped his fist and floated to the bench on the sound of roars from...
| 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...
| Oct 5, 2012
His newly prominent cheekbones, sharply chiseled in a slender face, are the most obvious indication that Metta World Peace has become much lighter of body. His diligence during the Lakers' first training-camp workouts testifies to his lightness of mind...
| Oct 12, 2012
Just as he caught an entry pass inside, Metta World Peace slipped.
He looked out of position. It appeared World Peace would fall or commit a turnover. It seemed like another example of his unpredictable play turning for the worse.
That didn't happen....
| Oct 22, 2012
| 2:03 AM
As I walked across the empty court of Bankers Life Fieldhouse, just an hour after the Fever had raised the WNBA Championship trophy into the air, I reached down to the ground for a piece of memorabilia. Covered across the hardwood floor, having fallen...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 1:55 PM
Looks like L.A. is going to need a few more paparazzi.
You can't stroll Venice Beach or sit down to bacon-wrapped monkfish at Spago without spotting a superstar Laker or Clipper in the nation's new basketball capital.
Here comes Dwight Howard, the...