| Dec 28, 2013
| 3:33 PM
If the 2013 NBA draft was a wine vintage, retailers would already have their "Big Clearance Sale!" signs up to help make way for the highly anticipated crop next June.
The early returns from this season's rookie class indicate this was one of the...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 4:40 PM
As we finish off 2013, here are a few things I'd like to see in the sports world for the New Year:
•An official announcement from the NFL that Los Angeles will finally have a team again (preferably the Rams, back where they belong).
The end of...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 8:19 PM
Anthony Bennett and Victor Oladipo are forever linked.
The Cleveland Cavaliers made Bennett the first overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. The Orlando Magic selected Oladipo second overall.
On Friday night, they played their first regular-season game...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 7:30 PM
Phil Jackson seems entirely content with his life, sitting at a corner table as the hummus and pita go quickly in the afternoon din of a Playa Vista eatery.
It's not quite what he envisioned last November when the Lakers interviewed him for their...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:54 PM
2012-13 finish: 66-16.
Coming: Michael Beasley, Greg Oden.
Going: Mike Miller, Juwan Howard.
The Heat propped up its three-peat hopes with two balky knees and a whiff of controversy. Oden has already encountered knee...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 12:52 PM
Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni is looking forward to a "normal" season after last year's difficult trek.
"I'm looking forward to getting to know the guys. See how they interact with each other -- see if we can have a little bit [more] chemistry this year...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 6:07 PM
The Dodgers might end up in the World Series while the Lakers might not even make the playoffs this season, which left Magic Johnson facing a double-edged question.
Is Los Angeles becoming a Dodgers town again?
The Dodgers haven't won the World Series...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 5:20 PM
Former Tavares High and UCF guard Jermaine Taylor relishes every opportunity to play in Orlando.
After he spent last season playing overseas and for the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League, Taylor suited up Friday night for the Cleveland...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 6:08 PM
The Lakers are 6-7, lingering in the bottom half of the Western Conference and running on a treadmill the size of a franchise while awaiting the return of Kobe Bryant.
But how will Bryant look? What's the deal with Steve Nash? Who took over Jordan Hill'...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 11:05 PM
The Lakers look at .500 records the same way they treat Pacific Division titles.
But their 100-86 victory over the Sacramento Kings gave them a 7-7 mark that was significant for one reason Sunday.
GAME SUMMARY: Lakers 100, Kings 86...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 12:02 PM
The plan was to get ahead of the frenzy, especially what would be playing out on nights like this coming Wednesday, when the Heat make their first visit of the season to Cleveland.
Surely this would be a repeat of 2009-10, when as much of the...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 11:11 AM
Shane Battier is intrigued.
"I think it's compelling. And it's real. I think it's very valid. And I think it's the future."
The veteran Miami Heat swingman, however, is not all consumed.
"I haven't jumped into them yet."