| 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...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 5:35 PM
Really? An oversized, ugly mascot running around at Dodger Stadium [April 9]? The Dodgers have finally stooped this low? Maybe I'm glad I can't watch Dodgers games on TV anymore. At least I have Vinny for three innings on radio. Don't think I'll have to...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 3:22 PM
The NCAA's Final Four kicks off Saturday with the seventh-seeded Connecticut Huskies looking to upset the top-seeded Florida Gators, while the second-seeded Wisconsin Badgers will try to hold off the eighth-seeded Kentucky Wildcats.
The only top 10...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 8:36 PM
Emerging from the rubble of the Lakers' worst season since moving to Los Angeles was the story of someone who shall inherit the earth.
Or at least a really nice pay raise.
Jodie Meeks has been the Lakers' most consistent player, managing to avoid...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 5:52 PM
Gary Vitti's workspace at the Lakers' training facility is surrounded by a life-size skeleton, detailed charts of the human muscular system and books about tendons and ligaments. Lots of books.
The medical library came in handy this season as the Lakers...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 9:38 PM
The Lakers' injuries keep coming, as if anything's really surprising anymore.
Pau Gasol was the latest to receive bad MRI exam results and was expected to miss at least a week because of a strained right groin, the Lakers said Saturday.
He won't be...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 9:48 PM
The Lakers competed for a half against the NBA's top team, but the Indiana Pacers easily pulled away to win, 104-92.
David West led the Pacers with 19 points. Both Lance Stephenson and Roy Hibbert notched double-doubles. Stephenson scored 15 points with...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 9:39 PM
The Lakers closed the book on another player this season, one of many who couldn't quite get over their injury problems.
Xavier Henry made it through a total of 43 games before the Lakers officially shut him down Friday because of wrist and knee...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 4:28 PM
The six brothers and sisters, with a gap of 31 years from eldest to youngest, gathered in the winter near the first anniversary of their father's death to discuss some problems about the family business. It's also the city's treasured sports team —...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 11:19 PM
Reinforcements arrived for the Lakers at a time when they could exchange their entire roster for the Western Conference All-Stars and it wouldn't matter.
Their season is pretty much done.
On the bright side, Steve Nash may not be.
| Apr 9, 2014
| 6:51 AM
Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak will have the opportunity to rebuild the Lakers (25-53) after agreeing to a multiyear contract extension.
Kupchak has served as the team's general manager since 2001, winning four titles on his watch. Now the...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 9:55 PM
PORTLAND, Ore. — There was a gust of certainty Monday, a rarity in one of the most uneasy seasons in Lakers history.
Steve Nash clearly wants to return next season.
"I want to come back for sure," he said Monday.
It's a longshot he'll even...