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Nowitzki and Nash make NBA history

Dirk Nowitzki and Steve Nash. AP FILE PHOTOS

A pair of former Dallas Maverick teammates, Dirk Nowitzki and Steve Nash, made National Basketball Association history on the same night by achieving a couple of milestones.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

AP Source: Phil Jackson to be introduced by Knicks

Phil Jackson. AP FILE PHOTO

Phil Jackson won NBA titles as a player and a coach. He’ll now try winning as an executive. And this quest will take him back to where his career began.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Blake’s triple-double lifts Lakers to unlikely win

Los Angeles Lakers' Steve Nash, center, talks with Chris Kaman, left, and Jordan Farmar on the bench in the final minute of a 119-108 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Cleveland. The Lakers finished with only five healthy players, including Robert Sacre who had fouled out but was allowed to remain on the floor by rule. AP/Mark Duncan

Steve Blake, in his second game back from an elbow injury, notched a triple-double on Wednesday as the Los Angeles Lakers beat Cleveland 119-108 to snap a seven-game NBA skid.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Gasol racks up 24 points and $24,000 for ‘Yolanda’ victims

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Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol (16) has the ball knocked away by New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis (23) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO

Pau Gasol came up big on Saturday, scoring a 24 big points en route to victory — not only for the Los Angeles Lakers, but for the Filipinos as well.

Posted: November 23rd, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Section | Read More »

Lakers donate $150,000 to PH Red Cross for ‘Yolanda’ victims

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Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, center, poses with young basketball players from the Philippines as he presents the Los Angeles Lakers' donation check to the Philippine Red Cross during an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, in Los Angeles. AP

The Los Angeles Lakers made a $150,000 donation to the Philippine Red Cross to aid in the continuous typhoon relief efforts in the country.

Posted: November 16th, 2013 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Section | Read More »

Lakers, Heat and Nuggets all win tight games

Los Angeles Lakers' Xavier Henry (7) shoots as Houston Rockets' Dwight Howard (12) defends during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, in Houston. AP

Los Angeles’ Steve Blake hit a 3-pointer with 1.3 seconds remaining to lift the Lakers to a 99-98 victory over Houston and ex-teammate Dwight Howard on Thursday.

Posted: November 8th, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Section | Read More »

Lawson lifts Nuggets past Lakers

Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson, center, takes a shot between Washington Wizards' Bradley Beal, left, and Martell Webster during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, in Washington. AP/Nick Wass

Ty Lawson scored 22 points and had eight assists as the Denver Nuggets scored 78 points in the paint en route to a 119-108 thrashing of the mistake-prone Los Angeles Lakers on Monday.

Posted: February 26th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

LA Lakers owner in hospital for cancer–report

In this Aug. 17, 2010, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss smiles during an NBA basketball news conference in Bell Gardens, Calif. Buss has been hospitalized with cancer. Team spokesman John Black said Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, that the team has no plans to comment on Buss’ health. AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File

Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss, who has been in failing health for the past year, has been hospitalized in intensive care for cancer, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday.

Posted: February 15th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Kobe Bryant, Lakers rally to down Bobcats

Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, right, shoots over Charlotte Bobcats' Kemba Walker, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. The Lakers won 100-93. AP Photo/Chuck Burton

Kobe Bryant scored all 20 of his points in the second half – 14 in the fourth quarter – to lead the Los Angeles Lakers’ comeback to a 100-93 NBA win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday.

Posted: February 9th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Gasol out with torn plantar fascia

Brooklyn Nets' Brook Lopez, right, shoots over Los Angeles Lakers' Pau Gasol during the first half of the NBA basketball game at the Barclays Center Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 in New York. AP Photo/Seth Wenig

Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol will not play against the Boston Celtics on Thursday after injuring his right foot in a game at Brooklyn on Tuesday, the NBA club announced.

Posted: February 7th, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Dwight Howard out vs Wolves with shoulder injury

Los Angeles Lakers' Dwight Howard dunks against the Phoenix Suns during the first half on an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in Phoenix. AP

Dwight Howard is sidelined again with an ailing shoulder and disgruntled Pau Gasol is back in the Los Angeles Lakers’ starting lineup, where he believes he should have been all along.

Posted: February 2nd, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Lakers halt skid with team effort

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, center, passes as Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors, left, and forward Paul Millsap defend during the second half of their NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 102-84. AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill

With superstar Kobe Bryant doing his utmost to get his teammates involved, the Los Angeles Lakers snapped a four-game NBA losing streak with a 102-84 victory over the Utah Jazz.

Posted: January 26th, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Steve Nash’s triumphant return brings hope for Lakers

Steve Nash #10 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on from the sideline during the game wtih the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center on October 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  AFP FILE PHOTO

Steve Nash made a triumphant NBA return for the Los Angeles Lakers and now the perennial contenders hope they can finally live up to pre-season expectations as a championship threat.

Posted: December 24th, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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