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Lamar Odom: 'When A Team Trades U And It Doesn't Go Down? Now What?'

AP | BRETT MARTEL | Posted 02.07.2012 | Los Angeles

NEW ORLEANS — The NBA, owners of the New Orleans Hornets, refused Thursday to approve a three-team trade that would have sent Hornets All-Star g...

Jordan Schultz

Blake Griffin On His Playoff Goals, New Dunks And Rookie Of The Year Prediction | Jordan Schultz | Posted 12.07.2011 | Sports

In just his one NBA season, LA Clippers forward Blake Griffin won the dunk contest in dramatic fashion, won Rookie of the Year and became the first ro...

Justified? Kobe Gets Into A Scuffle At Church

Posted 10.16.2011 | Los Angeles

Kobe Bryant allegedly injured a man's wrist at St. Therese of Carmel Church in San Diego on Sunday over possible cellphone-camera photos of the Bryant...

Jordan Schultz

Ice Cube 'Upset' With Dodgers | Jordan Schultz | Posted 09.05.2011 | Sports

I recently caught up with legendary hip hop artist/actor Ice Cube over the phone. In addition to sharing the details of his newest project he also dished on the LA Dodgers' mess and what he expects to see next from his beloved Lakers.

Jordan Schultz

EXCLUSIVE: Magic Johnson Talks Lakers' Coaching Search | Jordan Schultz | Posted 07.17.2011 | Sports

‘What’s next’ for the Lakers is a daunting question. Arguably the game’s greatest coach of all time is retiring. Kobe Bryant, one of the ga...

Jordan Schultz

NBA Playoff Preview: Lakers vs. Mavericks | Jordan Schultz | Posted 07.02.2011 | Sports

Three people I spoke with this weekend tried to convince me that the Lakers were a great match-up for Dallas. And three times I scoffed at such a ridi...

Jordan Schultz

2011 NBA Sixth Man Award Candidates | Jordan Schultz | Posted 06.13.2011 | Sports

This is the sixth and final installment of our 2011 NBA Awards coverage. You can also read about the MVP, Rookie of the Year, Most Improved Player, Co...

PHOTOS: Tom & Connor At The Lakers Game

Posted 05.28.2011 | Entertainment

Tom Cruise and his son Connor, 16, took in the Lakers Game Sunday night. They were snapped chatting with David Beckham and his son Brooklyn, and Tom w...

A First: Grauman's Chinese Theater Immortalizes Athlete (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Kobe Bryant was immortalized yesterday afternoon at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood. He was joined by his wife Vanessa and daughters Natalia an...

If Deron Williams Was Chris Paul, Maybe Jerry Sloan Would Have Stayed

David Berri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Berri

Deron Williams of the Utah Jazz is widely considered to be the best point guard in the NBA. But could this perception help explain his team's building frustration this season?

PHOTOS: Penelope Cruz, Kanye West, Sylvester Stallone And More At The Lakers' Christmas Game

Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Christmas was a disappointing day for Los Angeles Lakers fans. Kobe Bryant and the team were dominated by LeBron James and Dwayne Wade of the Miami He...

Lakers' Pau Gasol Stands Tall for World AIDS Day

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tamar Abrams

The Lakers star is making a name for himself as an advocate for people with AIDS and those who care for them. And his life as an AIDS activist is based in his life as a basketball player.

Bouncing Back (With A Little Help From Spike Lee)

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

By any measure, 2009 was a horrible year for 47-year-old freelance writer Susan Hanson of Seattle, Washington. First the recession cut her income by t...

For You To Succeed, Must Someone Else Fail?

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

"You have to know when to kick ass and when to kiss ass." That Tweetable maxim was Leonard Stern's principal advice to me during the six years I wor...

LAPD's Beck Agrees to Hit Boston Streets If Lakers Lose

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, a faithful fan of the purple and yellow, announced Wednesday evening the terms of a wager he's made with his Boston equivalen...

Lakers Fans, Be Ever So Grateful!

Dan Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Dan Siegel

Before the usual Lakers drama heats up, LA fans should kick back, relax and enjoy the latest NBA crown over the coming months--or until our beloved purple and gold champs are dethroned.

Will More Black Men Follow Ron Artest and Get on the Couch?

Cocoa Popps | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cocoa Popps

If more black men received the emotional support they needed, the landscape of the black male mind, and therefore the black community would be transformed.

Lessons for Entrepreneurs From Kobe Bryant and the LA Lakers

Matt Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Matt Wilson

Here are five key lessons to take from the NBA Finals that will help your business.

Who Was There: Scenes From The NBA Championship

Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

While both teams were strong defensively, it was a scary start for the Lakers and their fans after the Celtics took and held an early lead. Though the...

Courtside Lakers Tickets Selling For $81K, Nosebleeds For $619

NBC Los Angeles | Jonathan Lloyd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Online auction sites, which did not exist when the other two finals Game 7s were played in the Los Angeles area, have pushed ticket prices to previou...

Allah and the Los Angeles Lakers

Haroon Moghul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Haroon Moghul

Abdul-Jabbar, Ali, Olajuwon -- they helped thousands of Muslims find a way to practice Islam in America, feeling rooted, authentic and welcome.

Who Was There: Stars Come Out For Game Two Of Western Conference Finals

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Last night the Downtown Staples Center was ablaze with star power. While the unstoppable Bryant and Gasol carried the Los Angeles Lakers to a 124-112...

Immigration Politics Take Center-Court In Lakers Playoff Series

The Huffington Post | Billy Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Immigration politics have taken center-court as the Lakers face off against the Phoenix Suns in the NBA Western Conference finals. Last night's series...

Who Was There: Hollywood's Heavy-Hitters Come Out To Support Lakers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Last night in downtown LA, the Staples Center had a particularly impressive showing of celebrities who came out to support the Lakers in game one of t...

Lakers Win 11th Straight, Bryant Hurt

AP | GREG BEACHAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant scored 20 points while playing with a small break in his finger, and the Los Angeles Lakers wrapped up the generous po...