| Mar 3, 2013
The frozen fields of Wyoming came first. Long before the championship trophies. Before the glitz and glamour. Jerry Buss was still a teenager, digging ditches beside his stepfather, when he dreamed of bigger things.
It was youthful ambition — a...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 11:15 PM
I worry Charles Barkley might have the Clippers pegged correctly as "fool's gold."
Good to know, though, Barkley has already pronounced the Lakers goners, and here they were Wednesday night pulling a Lazarus while Utah was digging a hole for itself....
| Mar 7, 2013
| 6:26 PM
It was the summer of 2004, and an aging sports owner was faced with a decision for the ages. It was a choice between two small words with giant ramifications. It was a hurried selection that would last forever.
Kobe or Shaq?
The debate had raged for...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 10:18 PM
NHL Hockey--Pittsburgh Penguins at Buffalo Sabres, 11 a.m. (NBC); Los Angeles Kings at Chicago Blackhawks, 2:30 p.m. (NBC); Washington Capitals at New York Rangers, 5 p.m. (NBCSN)
Men’s College Basketball--Ohio State at...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 2:46 PM
When Jerry Buss bought the Lakers in 1979, he wanted to build a championship team. He also wanted to put on a show.
The new owner gave courtside seats to movie stars. He hired pretty women to dance during timeouts. He spent freely on big stars and...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 4:34 AM
Jerry Buss was one of the greatest owners in the history of professional sports, the creator of the most entertaining championship teams ever, a fearless pioneer who bonded a giant and disparate city under a brilliant blanket of purple and gold.
| Feb 20, 2013
| 6:35 PM
Let's take this a step further.
The two basketball experts in town, Magic and Plaschke, have declared Jeanie Buss should be in charge of the Lakers.
This has to be a blow to Jimmy Buss, who probably understands he also won't be Phil Jackson's choice...
| Dec 17, 2012
— I am upset with Kobe Bryant, and when am I not?
I've been interviewing the guy for maybe 15 or 20 minutes after an easy win over the Philadelphia 76ers when a reporter walks up and starts talking to Kobe in Italian.
Right away, Kobe starts...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 5:39 PM
The Magic chose tomorrow over today when they made the decision to keep rookie small forward Maurice Harkless in the starting lineup.
They chose player development over winning games, which is frustrating but prudent, in a rebuilding process.
| Nov 30, 2012
| 5:08 PM
This just in: The Rolling Stones announced they are holding out Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ron Wood for next Saturday's concert at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. They're old and tired, and have been on the road forever, you see.
| Dec 1, 2012
| 9:24 PM
RuPaul has left the building. Or, more to the point, Shaquille O'Neal no longer sees the need to drag out the issue anymore.
The former Miami Heat center has come around on current Heat center Chris Bosh. While Bosh does not match up to Shaq in...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 2:31 PM
The latest dispute in the NBA is for the birds.
Or not for the birds.
The New Orleans Hornets want a nickname change. They want to become the New Orleans Pelicans.
The state bird in Louisiana is the pelican, but it doesn't sound like a good nickname...