| Oct 27, 2012
| 2:36 PM
Orlando Magic rookie Maurice Harkless has reached another signpost in his return from offseason sports hernia surgery.
Magic general manager Rob Hennigan said Harkless has been cleared for full-contact drills with no restrictions, and Harkless today...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 12:42 PM
Jacque Vaughn spoke with the media after the Orlando Magic completed practice Wednesday afternoon at Amway Center.
Vaughn was asked to describe center Nik Vucevic's game.
"Nik is extremely skilled," Vaughn answered. "He can shoot from the perimeter....
| Jun 16, 2013
| 8:47 AM
Phil Jackson coached Shaquille O'Neal with the Lakers. In his playing days, Jackson was occasionally charged with guarding Wilt Chamberlain.
Jackson compared the two legendary centers Wednesday night in Glendale at the Alex Theatre at his "Live Talks...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 12:33 PM
It's a good thing Jennifer Hudson was already in the Christmas spirit Tuesday at her "A Hudson Holiday" party at the House of Blues, because the Oscar-winning actress and Grammy-winning singer will need it for the next few months.
Hudson was recently...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 8:20 AM
What do Steve Zahn, the actor who played Elliott in 1982's "E.T.," the telepathic police officer from NBC's "Heroes" and Lieutenant Eli Roosevelt from FX's "Sons of Anarchy" all have in common?
They're all scheduled to film TV pilots for ABC in the...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 2:36 PM
An updated look at NBA free agents. Who has signed, who is still available, who has become available:
Best of who is left: Kenyon Martin, Josh Howard, Derek Fisher, Chris Andersen, Mickael Pietrus, Mehmet Okur (retired), Maurice Evans, Ryan Gomes,...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 9:02 PM
The Orlando Magic spent most of Tuesday night matching the undefeated New York Knicks basket-for-basket.
But the Magic’s offense unraveled when it was needed most: the fourth quarter.
Shots suddenly went off-target. Players repeatedly gave up...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 9:06 AM
— Long before the one-year audition, long before the nomadic decade of 10-day contracts strung together in the NBA, and long before his first meeting with Jim Calhoun, Kevin Ollie was learning the art of survival in the most real sense of that word....
| 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...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 6:00 AM
If the Philadelphia 76ers are willing, the Lakers might have a way under the luxury tax and, more important, the repeater tax.
The league currently levies a progressive tax that penalizes teams for every $5 million they spend on salary over the...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 6:00 AM
In trying to develop "franchise" centers like Andrew Bynum and Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant believes the Lakers lost track of what took the team to two consecutive titles.
"We had a stretch where we won championships with Pau anchoring the offense for us,...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 12:41 PM
The Lakers rarely lose desired players. Although Dwight Howard left for the Houston Rockets in free agency, there are only 13 former Lakers currently under contract to other NBA teams:
- Point guards: Derek Fisher (Oklahoma City Thunder), Ramon Sessions...