See the update at the end of this post about the Lakers hiring a new coach, a Mike Brown spotting near my house and threats his son received.ORIGINAL POST, NOV. 9, 1:29 P.M.: An Anaheim Hills dad is going to have more time to watch his son play for basketball powerhouse Mater Dei High School of Sant ... More >>
The talks between the city of Sacramento and the ownership of the NBA's Kings may have broken down, but league Commissioner David Stern says the franchise will not move to Anaheim or anywhere else."If there was a vote now, there would be no support for a move," Stern
said during a press conference ... More >>
With the Lakers facing the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight, we can't wait for the rematch between Metta World Peace and beard-boy James Harden. Really James, that 'bow to your dome was an accident. Here are the Top Five most violent moments in Lakers history.
Los Angeles Lakers starting forward Metta World Peace revealed on Conan last night what he has been up to since being hit with a seven-game suspension following a devastating elbow to the head of Oklahoma City Thunder reserve James Harden on April 22.
While he still has two games left to sit out b ... More >>
When the Seattle sound exploded in the early '90s and went on to define a generation, Stone Gossard was one of the people most responsible for the sound. As the rhythm guitarist of Pearl Jam, Gossard wrote some of the band's biggest hits.
His other, lesser-known band, Brad, has done pretty well fo ... More >>
Thanks to a Laguna Niguel company, you can swing the bat last used by Lou Gehrig as a Yankee, slide on "Dr. J" Julius Erving's NBA championship ring or slip into the trunks Muhammad Ali wore in one of his memorable fights against Smokin' Joe Frazier.Of course, to do so, you have to be the highest ... More >>
Pau GasolUPDATE, MAY 17, 11:58 A.M.: After his exit interview today with Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak and coach Phil Jackson at the team's El Segundo training facility, forward Pau Gasol denied there was any rift between his girlfriend and Vanessa Bryant, nor between himself a ... More >>
UPDATE, MAY 2, 1:10 P.M.: We just had a royal wedding. Now comes a Royals funeral.After months of negotiations, seemingly done deals and obviously un-done deals, the NBA's Kings are staying in Sacramento at least one more season, dashing hopes of regular season home games by the renamed Anaheim R ... More >>
UPDATE, APRIL 26, 2:41 P.M.: After a weekend of reports claiming its unlikely the Sacramento Kings will move to Anaheim before next season--if ever--Anaheim officials expressed confidence that their proposal remains the best one on the table for the NBA franchise.ESPN, Sports Illustrated and the ... More >>
UPDATE, MARCH 30, 8:22 A.M.: The Anaheim City Council last night unanimously approved the $75 million bond-lease deal to put the NBA's Kings in the Honda Center. Meanwhile, the Sacramento City Council has moved beyond grief to the anger stage: Cap city leaders last nght discu ... More >>
UPDATE, FEB. 25, 3:39 P.M.: Although Phil Jackson is the only one to go public with his opposition to the Sacramento Kings moving to Anaheim (scroll down to last post), there has been a lot of talk about the Los Angeles Lakers franchise working behind the scenes to stop a SoCal relocation to prot ... More >>
UPDATE, 2:30 P.M., FEB. 18: Ron Artest will make a guest appearance in Sherman Oaks to sign autographs. Find out more information after the jump.ORIGINAL ITEM, 12 P.M., FEB. 18: Was it really so long ago that the confetti fell from the top of Staples Center as the Los Angeles Lakers defeate ... More >>
Lost amid our blanket coverage of the U.S. Open of Surfing this past weekend were the results from another battle waged on boards.This one's strictly dry land, however.Skateboarder Chris Cole, who needed a score of 93 going into his final run Sunday, put up at 97 to win his third consecutive Malo ... More >>
I am a diehard Lakers fan. As a kid, I
used to write out scorecards on graph paper, play out the Lakers
schedule for that season in games on a Nerf hoop in my bedroom, and keep
stats. The best birthday I can remember was schlepping up to the Great
Western Forum to watch the Lakers take on Adr ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyRon Artest at the Honda Center last yearAs the Laker masses descend upon the city of Los Angeles today for the huge NBA championship celebratory parade and rally, forward Ron Artest has released a new rap single fit for the occasion. In one of the most memorable post ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyThousands of Angelenos filled Figueroa Street and Jefferson Boulevard Monday morning to celebrate the Los Angeles Lakers' 16th NBA Championship with a well-deserved victory parade. While authorities had not provided an official number at press time, estimates of 500, ... More >>
Photo by Jimmy Wilson, Red Bull PhotofilesMira Costa High School MVP Dane Zaun catches air. Photo Credit: Jimmy Wilson, Red Bull PhotofilesWell, at least the Lakers and Cal State Fullerton's Titans won.As for Newport Harbor High School, the Sailors' dreams of winning the national high school surfing ... More >>