| Apr 29, 2014
| 12:52 PM
The decision came quickly and decisively from NBA Commissioner Adam Silver -- a lifetime ban for Clippers owner Donald Sterling.
Former and current NBA players were almost as quick in their praise for Silver, who became the league's commissioner just...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 12:39 PM
Former Orlando Magic and Miami Heat star Shaquille O'Neal has apologized for insulting a Michigan man with a rare genetic disorder on his Instagram page, MLive.com reports.
The former NBA star poked fun at 23-year-old Jahmel Binion, who has a rare...
| May 1, 2014
| 6:10 PM
Geno Auriemma's favorite player of all-time is Walt Frazier. He loved the way Frazier played on both ends of the basketball court. He loved the way he won championships. Most of all, Frazier did it with the undeniable cool that made a young guy from...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 4:26 PM
Not sure which game Bill Plaschke was watching when he wrote such glowing compliments of UCLA's Sweet 16 performance against Florida. Defense wins games in the tournament, and the Bruins' defense, absent for much of the season, was AWOL as Florida...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 5:11 AM
Shaquille O'Neal said the Lakers would have won five titles had he stayed with Kobe Bryant.
"Probably five," O'Neal said Thursday on TNT's "Inside Stuff." "I'm going to go with five or six."
O'Neal won three titles with Bryant and the Lakers in four...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 12:05 PM
Should the Lakers have hired Phil Jackson to coach the team instead of Mike D'Antoni in 2012? Will the team fire D'Antoni for Jackson? Why won't owner/executive Jim Buss hire Jackson to run the team's basketball operations?
Finally those questions...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 4:43 PM
It was one of the Lakers' few sunshine moments this season, a historically bizarre victory in Cleveland when backup center Robert Sacre was allowed to keep playing despite picking up a sixth foul.
The serenity, though, was short-lived.
As Lakers Coach...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Why is L.A. so upset with Mike D'Antoni and Lakers management? We all knew this was a patchwork team that had no chance of actually winning anything this year. Myopic Lakers fans should cheer D'Antoni for not bailing on this squad, and praise Pau Gasol...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 3:49 PM
The Lakers held one of their final practices of the season in El Segundo, preparing for their last two regular season games at Staples Center (Golden State Warriors on Friday and Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday).
"I think guys just want to finish the season...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 5:28 PM
Kobe Bryant was annoyed.
Really, really annoyed.
The Lakers traded Steve Blake before the February deadline, immediately sending a dissatisfied Bryant to Twitter.
He said he was "not cool" with the trade "AT ALL," hitting caps lock for effect and...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 11:00 PM
The well-chronicled failures of the Lakers were pushed aside for a day, mercifully their fans would say, as national media members converged on Staples Center to cover Jason Collins, the NBA's first openly gay player.
He came out in a Sports Illustrated...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 11:24 AM
After playing 10 of their last 12 games on the road, the Lakers (18-32) will play their next six at Staples Center.
In addition to a long list of injuries, the Lakers have had a difficult schedule with 29 games on the road, where they're 10-19. At...