| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In a town where perception is reality, get ready for a season of the surreal.
The Lakers aren't the Lakers. The Clippers aren't the Clippers.
Kobe Bryant isn't Kobe Bryant. Steve Nash isn't Steve Nash. The Buss aura isn't the Buss aura.
| Jan 2, 2014
| 6:14 PM
The WNBA is searching for a new Sparks owner after Sparks Chairman Paula Madison told the league her family-owned company would no longer be involved with the team, The Times has learned.
“This was a big surprise to us,” WNBA President...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Lakers executive and owner Jim Buss has been in a housing buy-sell mode involving six properties across two counties in the last several months.
For sale in Orange County is his ocean-view home in the Monarch Bay area of Dana Point. Listed at $4.795...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 6:07 PM
The Dodgers might end up in the World Series while the Lakers might not even make the playoffs this season, which left Magic Johnson facing a double-edged question.
Is Los Angeles becoming a Dodgers town again?
The Dodgers haven't won the World Series...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 4:16 PM
A memo to the newsroom from Times Editor Davan Maharaj:
As we embark on a new year, I want to take a moment to review the exceptional work you produced in 2013, and offer my heartfelt thanks for it.
We started the year with two ambitious goals: to...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 9:09 PM
What is usually a raucous beginning feels like an awkward ending.
For the first time in 14 years, when the Lakers open training camp Saturday they will be taking the floor in the middle of a Dodgers town.
The domination of buzz that began with the...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 7:55 PM
The Sparks have been sold to an investment group led by Lakers legend Magic Johnson and Dodgers controlling owner Mark Walter, chief executive of Guggenheim Partners, a Chicago-based financial services company.
Todd Boehly and Bobby Patton, other...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 5:21 PM
The D-Fenders will pay tribute to the late Dr. Jerry Buss, former owner of the Lakers and D-Fenders, on Jan. 27 at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario.
Buss passed away from cancer complications last February. The D-Fenders will celebrate what would...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 4:39 PM
MIAMI — The Lakers are losers in the standings but financial winners in a big way.
They were declared the NBA's second-most valuable franchise, behind only the New York Knicks, in an annual report released Wednesday by Forbes.
The Lakers are...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 8:17 PM
Happily for Kobe Bryant, he is now going to be a Laker for life.
Sadly for the misguided Lakers, it probably won't be much of a life.
The news Monday that Bryant had signed a two-year contract extension worth $48.5 million – twice his market...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 3:20 PM
Earvin "Magic" Johnson said Wednesday that he's willing to do whatever he can to turn the Lakers into a championship-caliber team, including doing some grassroots recruiting.
"I've done that in the past," Johnson told the Los Angeles Times. "I told...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 12:26 PM
It's come to this for the 16-time champs and formerly undisputed kings of Los Angeles: Their season hinges on a hobbled 18-year veteran, the NBA's oldest point guard, a player who was told to slap on his "big-boy pants" last season and another who smashed...