| Jan 1, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Print column, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013 The most surprising news event of 2013 was the botched rollout of HealthCare.gov, the Web portal to Obamacare. Yes, I'm sure the partisans who have long derided President Barack Obama for the lack of......
| Jan 4, 2014
Readers and I are dancing together on that fine line between educated guesses and gut feelings, offering up hunches in bunches about the year ahead in Change of Subject's annual predict-the-news survey.
Who will win and who will lose in 2014? What...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 2:30 PM
They often arrived, especially at first, with a certain swagger. Two Lakers, a Boston Celtic and, once, an entire pro team from China among them.
On the sidewalk outside, passersby sometimes stopped to peer through the windows of the Marina del Rey...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 4:06 AM
Patrick Ewing is among Michael Jordan's most memorable players in the NBA. Unfortunately for Ewing, a former Orlando Magic coach, it's because Jordan dunked on him. Hard.
Jordan gave some insight on his basketball memories for an interview advancing the...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:30 PM
One evening this past spring, just before leaving New York for the Cannes Film Festival, James Toback was sitting in his Upper East Side apartment watching Game 6 of the Knicks vs. the Pacers in the NBA Playoffs, the TV volume muted and Bruchner's ninth...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 2:30 AM
By J. McCarthy ---------------------------------------
Boston is 5-2-1 against the spread its last 8 games when playing on 2 days of rest. The Celtics are 4-0 against the...
| May 28, 2013
The firing of Vinny Del Negro remains troublesome. The obvious involvement of Chris Paul remains perplexing.
Both are class people, the kind with whom you'd enjoy sharing dinner and talking about books and family. Both worked hard for an entire season...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 12:07 PM
Doc Rivers wasn’t shy about sharing why he signed on as the Clippers' new head coach at his introductory news conference Wednesday.
To win championships.
That’s the only reason he’s still coaching. And when he heard the Clippers were...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 11:19 PM
I so wish I could watch Chris Paul continue to play basketball and show everyone what a mighty competitor he is.
But I fear the absolute worst.
One more Clippers collapse, and that appears to be a certainty come Friday, and the basketball season is...
| May 6, 2013
| 7:33 PM
It is always easier to be critical when you don't have a dog in the fight, so let's go ahead.
The NBA playoffs are in full swing. If we think hard, we in Los Angeles can remember what that's like. People flying purple flags out car windows. The Clippers...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 4:04 PM
Last week: I was reading an article in USA Today, “Retirement Living,” (Don’t ask me why as I am not there yet) and thought about Downtown Fort Lauderdale. The jest of the story was more baby boomers are being lured to the city for...
| May 6, 2013
| 4:32 PM
2013 NBA playoffs conference semifinals TV schedule for second-round games on ABC, TNT and ESPN. RELATED: 2013 NBA playoffs conference quarterfinals schedule/results The NBA playoffs continue with conference semifinal action as eight teams move on to...