| Feb 19, 2013
| 7:22 AM
While Angelenos are mourning the loss of their favorite basketball team's patriarch, basketball fans in the other corner of the country are scratching their heads over a comment by rapper. Welcome to your online trends for Tuesday, February 19.
| Feb 19, 2013
| 3:46 PM
Cuban plays hard
Los Angeles Times
The NBA still has the best owner in pro sports even after the passing of Jerry Buss. His name is Mark Cuban. Not only do his teams win (with the notable exception of this season), but he pampers his players,...
| Jul 5, 2011
Owners in for long haul
Here's how long the NBA lockout will last: Until David Stern wins.
Too many new-blood owners entered during the fat-cat days of the NBA, only to see the economic downturn shrink their franchise...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 4:43 PM
And so it ends exactly as it began, only in reverse, with the celebrating in Ohio this time and so much wailing in South Florida the two necessary words of farewell as LeBron James moves back to Cleveland are lost in the din.
| Jul 3, 2014
| 8:35 PM
The earthquake rocked the Lakers on the morning of Nov. 25, 2013, their economic future rattled by a $48.5-million contract extension given to an aging and injured player who neither required it nor demanded it.
Now, seven months later, comes the...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 2:35 PM
The star who will come out of the free-agency period smelling like a rose and other assorted floral arrangements was never a free agent.
Kobe Bryant didn't make it to the open market.
The Los Angeles Lakers insisted he take nearly $50 million for...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 11:33 PM
They have defined NBA greatness for the past 50 years. They have won 16 NBA championships and can claim 26 members in the NBA Hall of Fame. They have had an uncanny ability to reload their roster quickly when their dynastic players move on.
| Jul 1, 2014
| 9:24 PM
The Lakers think they have a substantially better chance of landing high-profile scorer Carmelo Anthony than two-time champion LeBron James, The Times has learned.
They believe they can pry Anthony away from a New York return even though he can make...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 6:57 AM
The Lakers rarely pick in the top 10 of the NBA draft. They'll do so on Thursday night with the seventh overall selection.
Lakers owner/executive Jeanie Buss, in an essay on her late father Jerry Buss for C-Suite Quarterly, recalled meeting one of...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 12:04 PM
Magic Johnson would be interested in purchasing the Clippers, with financial backing from Guggenheim Partners, if they were put up for sale, according to a person familiar with the situation.
A racially charged audio recording surfaced Saturday in which...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 9:11 PM
"If the referee goes by the rule book now, there will be nobody left to play the hockey game." — Bill Chadwick, New York Rangers television analyst
The ice at the Forum was so crowded that night in 1981, it looked like the rink at New York's...
| May 29, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is close to acquiring the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion, according to published reports.
Sources tell Variety that Ballmer parked himself at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills during the past week while he...