| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:57 PM
There was a rarity at Lakers practice Thursday: Kobe Bryant played with the second team.
No, the arrangement did not involve a demotion. Bryant joined sixth man Nick Young and other reserves so that the starters who will play Friday against the...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 8:45 PM
The Clippers are starting to become a healthy team, something they haven't been since leaving training camp in San Diego almost three weeks ago.
Starting shooting guard J.J. Redick had been out because of a bruised left quadriceps, but he practiced...
| 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...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 2:56 PM
Indianapolis native Brad Stevens, a childhood Pacers fan and former Butler coach, returned home last week as the rookie coach for the Boston Celtics. It wasn't a warm homecoming. The Pacers blew out his Celtics, 106-79. "I probably would've been better...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 5:42 AM
Chris Paul not only led the Clippers to a victory over the Golden State Warriors in their home opener on Thursday night, he did something no other NBA player has done in a game since steals were first recorded in the 1973-74 season: score 40 or more...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 11:19 PM
SACRAMENTO — What figured to be yet another challenge for the Clippers turned into something they were more than up for.
But it took six Clippers scoring in double figures, it took them making clutch free throws, and it took them hanging tough...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:24 PM
Kobe Bryant seems indirectly to be directing programming for NBA TV.
With the (now defunct) possibility that Bryant might return Friday in Sacramento from his Achilles' tendon injury, the Lakers-Kings game was added Wednesday to NBA TV's national...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 11:20 PM
The long, painful wait and the guessing are over.
Kobe Bryant will return Sunday when the Lakers face the Toronto Raptors at Staples Center, his imminent comeback announced Friday in a video posted on his and the Lakers' Facebook pages.
| Dec 7, 2013
| 8:55 AM
When the Lakers floundered last season, it was easy to blame Coach Mike D'Antoni.
His biggest crime was not being Phil Jackson.
The team spent most of the year pushing through injuries (Steve Nash, Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Pau Gasol,...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:15 PM
For now, at least, Willie Green will be the Clippers' starting shooting guard in place of the injured J.J. Redick, and Jamal Crawford will come off the bench.
Coach Doc Rivers said Wednesday at the team’s shootaround that he likes to have Crawford...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 7:46 PM
Clippers players and Coach Doc Rivers were unanimous Saturday in offering their sympathy to Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose, who tore the medial meniscus of his right knee and will require surgery.
Rose lives in Los Angeles and spent time here...
| Nov 24, 2013
The Clippers escaped this time, but barely, heaving a sigh of relief when a missed jumper by DeMarcus Cousins off an inbounds play sealed their 103-102 victory over the Sacramento Kings at Staples Center on Saturday.
At some point their defensive...