April 7, 2007
Kobe Bryant is a spectacular player who will win the NBA scoring title for the second year in a row. Shaquille O'Neal is no longer spectacular and has mediocre statistics this year. But while Kobe's Lakers are fighting for the sixth, seventh or eighth playoff seeding, Shaq's Heat is fighting for third place, despite the injury to Dwyane Wade. So, if T.J. Simers is interested only in entertainment value and not who wins the game, maybe he and Kobe Bryant should check out the Harlem Globetrotters.
January 22, 2013 |
Same story, different celebrity: Chris Brown's house was the target Monday of an apparent "swatting" incident, in which police responded in force to a distress call that turned out to be fake. In this case, dispatchers were advised around 5 p.m. of a domestic violence situation - we're biting our tongue - in which the caller told police his parents were fighting and he wasn't sure if his mom had been shot, Los Angeles Police Department sources told L.A. Now and TMZ . When police arrived at the address, surprise, no gun, no fight, no nothing.
HOME & GARDEN
December 8, 2012 |
The Los Angeles Auto Show is nothing more than a gigantic jewelry store for men. We ogle the latest bangles from Germany, Japan and, increasingly, Ohio. Have you seen the Acura NSX, cut like an engagement ring? That's right, made in Ohio. It may be the most hormonal item to come out of the Buckeye State since "Glee. " And just the right thing to wear to your next Lakers game. Me, I can't afford a Lakers game or an NSX. But a boy can dream. And as my buddy Paulie says, most of us will never own the home of our dreams.
May 13, 2012 |
Game stories -- The Times' Mike Bresnahan credits the Lakers' frontline effort of Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum for the team's 96-87 Game 7 victory over the Denver Nuggets. -- The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding notices the Lakers played with more fire in Game 7. -- The Denver Post's Benjamin Hochman calls the Lakers-Nuggets series a "fun ride. " -- The Daily News' Elliott Teaford explains how the Lakers survived Denver in seven games. Notebooks -- The Times' Bresnahan talks to Metta World Peace, who acknowledges the Thunder fans will greet him with animosity for elbowing James Harden.
May 2, 2012 |
Game stories -- The Times' Mike Bresnahan highlights how the Lakers equally dominated and struggled in their 104-100 Game 2 victory Tuesday over the Denver Nuggets. -- The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding mentions how Denver never led against the Lakers. -- The Denver Post's Benjamin Hochman provides the best lede capturing the Lakers and the Nuggets. -- The Daily News' Elliott Teaford credits the Lakers for handling Denver's aggressiveness.
July 28, 2012 |
On the best days, here's how Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol interact. They high-five each other. They rub each other's heads. They express appreciation for their complementary styles. On the worst days, here's how Bryant and Gasol interact. Bryant questions Gasol's aggressiveness. Gasol laments Bryant's high-volume shooting coming at the expense of crisp ball movement. In their Game 5 loss to Oklahoma City in the Western Conference semifinals, they even argued. But never had the two interacted this way. Bryant and Gasol posed in a photo Friday night moments before the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics wearing their unique garb.
January 21, 2010
Mike Bresnahan covers the Lakers for The Times and ties up loose ends on the day of his self-designated "Lakers game of the week." The Lakers play tonight at Cleveland. Christmas 2009. A great day for gifts, pleasant weather and family time . . . unless you were at the Lakers game. The Cleveland Cavaliers came to town, Pau Gasol got knocked around (by Shaq on an early layup attempt), and the Lakers got grinched, 102-87. Gasol had 11 points, Andrew Bynum only four, Ron Artest fouled out and Lamar Odom was ejected.
May 6, 2012
-- The Times' Bill Plaschke remains troubled with Andrew Bynum's admission that he wasn't prepared physically or mentally in the Lakers' Game 3 loss Friday to the Denver Nuggets. -- The Times' Mike Bresnahan focuses on the Lakers' poor rebounding in games 2 and 3 vs. Denver. -- The Times' Ben Bolch highlights the Nuggets' contributions from JaVale McGee and Kenneth Faried in Denver's Game 3 win. -- NBA.com's Scott Howard-Cooper says Bynum needs to sharpen his focus.
May 15, 2012 |
We're going to have a live chat at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions! Game stories -- The Times' Mike Bresnahan explains how the Lakers couldn't keep up with the Thunder's speed in their 119-90 Game 1 loss Monday to Oklahoma City. -- The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding and The Daily News' Elliott Teaford explain how the Lakers were left in the dust by the Thunder. -- The Oklahoman's Darnell Mayberry focuses on Russell Westbrook's dominance against the Lakers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 2012 |
Tens of thousands of cycling, hockey and basketball fans will converge at Staples Center in a weekend packed with post-season games and the final stage of the 2012 Amgen Tour of California - events that authorities are warning will close streets and delay traffic in the downtown Los Angeles area. The biggest wrench in traffic will be crowds overlapping for the Kings game and the bike race Sunday. Street closures were scheduled to begin after the Lakers game Saturday night - along Figueroa Street from Pico to Olympic boulevards and on Chick Hearn Court/11th Street from Flower Avenue to Georgia Street - when two pedestrian bridges will be erected so Kings fans can cross the bike route Sunday morning for Game 4 of the NHL Western conference finals.