| May 19, 2014
| 8:11 PM
The month of May is sometimes referred to as a dress rehearsal for the Lakers, who have played into June, and the NBA Finals, 16 times in the last 35 years.
Now it's merely time for ping-pong-ball percentages and crossed fingers.
The Lakers will...
| May 20, 2014
| 7:56 PM
NEW YORK — Orlando Magic executives and fans dreaded hearing these words from the NBA’s deputy commissioner, Mark Tatum.
“And the fourth pick in the 2014 NBA Draft goes to . . .,” Tatum said, pausing as he opened an envelope....
| May 21, 2014
| 7:53 AM
Mallory Edens is literally an overnight sensation.
The 18-year-old daughter of Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Wesley Edens had 249 Twitter followers before the NBA draft lottery on Tuesday night.
After representing her dad's team at the yearly ping-pong-...
| May 21, 2014
| 3:54 PM
After the Lakers were assigned the seventh pick in the June NBA draft during Tuesday's draft lottery, the team can turn to filling its coaching vacancy.
Mike Dunleavy met Wednesday with General Manager Mitch Kupchak to interview for the job, according...
| May 22, 2014
| 11:59 AM
Lakers forward Ryan Kelly received consideration, but not enough votes to make the NBA's all-rookie first or second teams.
Voted on by a panel of 125 sportswriters and broadcasters, Philadelphia 76ers guard Michael Carter-Williams was the only unanimous...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 6:45 AM
The Milwaukee Bucks (13-58) have the worst record in the NBA. Even after the Philadelphia 76ers (15-56) lost 25-straight games, they're still ahead of the Bucks in the standings.
The Lakers (24-46) visit Milwaukee on Thursday night, with a chance to...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 12:46 PM
Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins will be remembered as a barrier breaker. This season, he became the first openly gay athlete to play in one of North America's four major professional team sports leagues. That achievement likely will become his legacy....
| Apr 12, 2014
| 9:22 PM
at Atlanta 98, Miami 85:Jeff Teague scored 25 points, Lou Williams had 18 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and the Atlanta Hawks earned the Eastern Conference's final playoff spot with a 98-85 victory over the Miami Heat on Saturday night....
| Apr 12, 2014
| 5:59 PM
Jean Martin loves the Orlando Magic. She has purchased a season ticket every year since the mid-1990s. Fans call her "The Hat Lady" because she wears a blue-and-white Dr. Seuss hat that players have autographed over the years.
Yet even she almost...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 6:16 AM
The Lakers lost their 50th game of the season on Wednesday night, falling 107-102 to the Sacramento Kings (27-48).
Given the Lakers (25-50) have been long eliminated from the playoffs, the worse they do in the standings, the higher their position in the...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The Arizona Wildcats (No. 1 seed) advanced to the Elite 8 of the NCAA tournament Thursday with a hard-fought 70-64 win over the San Diego State Aztecs (No. 4).
Arizona freshman Aaron Gordon finished with 15 points on 7-for-9 shooting with six rebounds...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 8:50 PM
Donald Sterling has been shamed, fined $2.5 million and banned for life by the NBA for his incendiary remarks about race.
But none of that changes the fact that Sterling still owns the Los Angeles Clippers, which gives him options.
"This may set up...