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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 worke...

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 Prove Height Matters, Beat Rockets 88-79

ESPN Los Angeles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has a theory. In an interview with ESPN 710's Steve Mason and John Ireland on Tuesday, Morey said he t...

TriBeCa Interview: Spike Lee Doin' Work

Matthew-Lee Erlbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Matthew-Lee Erlbach

The goal in fiction and documentary making is to tell the story. I never try to lose sight of that.