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UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, 4:50 p.m.

NBA player arrested during Los Angeles traffic stop

Los Angeles police say NBA free agent Nick Young was arrested in Hollywood during a late-night stop for a routine traffic violation.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 7:26 p.m.

Lakers fire Mitch Kupchak, put Magic in charge of basketball ops

The Los Angeles Lakers have fired general manager Mitch Kupchak and put Magic Johnson in charge of basketball operations in a major shake-up of the struggling franchise’s front office.


Huckleberries: You can breathe now at Lakers Inn, but Patrick Jacobs wouldn’t like it

Patrick Jacobs, the late, local restaurant reviewer, appreciated the gritty Lakers Inn on Coeur d’Alene’s Second Street because it was a throwback at a time when downtown bars were focusing …


Los Angeles Lakers fire Byron Scott

Byron Scott will not be back to coach the Los Angeles Lakers after winning only 38 games over the worst two seasons in the franchise’s 68-year history.


Clippers hold off Lakers 94-84 in Bryant’s last Christmas game

Chris Paul scored 23 points and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Los Angeles Lakers 94-84 on Friday night to end a three-game skid.


Byron Scott: Kobe said recently this could be his last year

Lakers coach Byron Scott asked Kobe Bryant recently how he wants to handle his minutes this season. Bryant’s response was about next season – there might not be one.


Lin hurt by benching

Jeremy Lin acknowledges he was surprised and disappointed by his first complete benching in nearly three years. The point guard who once sparked Linsanity from New York to China also …


USA suspends Phelps after DUI arrest

SWIMMING: USA Swimming on Monday suspended Michael Phelps for six months, forced him to withdraw from next year’s world championships and took away his funding from the sport’s national governing …


Former Zags star Sacre upbeat despite Lakers’ awful season

It’s easy to understand why former Gonzaga University star Robert Sacre is overlooked, even though he’s one of only four Lakers under contract after June.


Fun-loving Sacre getting serious minutes with Lakers

The Lakers concluded a morning shootaround recently at their spacious practice facility here in preparation for the pro basketball battle of Los Angeles against the Clippers later in the evening.


Lakers starting to click, win fifth in a row

LOS ANGELES – The pieces of the puzzle that have been the Lakers’ confounding season so far are starting to fall into place. Kobe Bryant engineered a second-half comeback, the …


Miami picked to win

Never mind that the Los Angeles Lakers added Dwight Howard and Steve Nash in the offseason, the majority of NBA general managers still believe the Miami Heat will raise the …


Kobe Bryant day-to-day with torn wrist ligament

LOS ANGELES – Kobe Bryant did not play in the Los Angeles Lakers’ preseason finale against the Clippers on Wednesday night, a 108-103 loss, because of a torn ligament in …


Lakers dominate Spurs in San Antonio

Kobe Bryant scored 26 points, Pau Gasol had 21 and the visiting Los Angeles Lakers embarrassed the NBA-best San Antonio Spurs for their seventh consecutive victory, 99-83 on Sunday. Tony …


In brief: Four ejected in Clippers’ win over Lakers

NBA: Eric Gordon scored 30 points, Blake Griffin had 18 points and 15 rebounds after a foul-plagued start, and the Los Angeles Clippers snapped the visiting Los Angeles Lakers’ seven-game …


Road trips make and break: Wizards 0-18 in away games

MILWAUKEE – On the road again. It’s a recurring theme for teams as they navigate through the marathon National Basketball Association season trying to win while living out of a …


James, Heat pummel Lakers

LOS ANGELES – LeBron James and Kobe Bryant ran their mouths while they jogged downcourt, not quite making eye contact during an unpleasant conversation in the closing minutes. “Just asked …


Lakers win NBA crown

The Los Angeles Lakers have won their 16th NBA championship, dramatically rallying from a fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Boston Celtics 83-79 Thursday night in Game 7 of the NBA …


Celtics even series

Backup Glen “Big Baby” Davis scored half of his 18 points in the fourth quarter, leading the Celtics bench as it pulled away from the Los Angeles Lakers to win …


Lakers take Game 1

Kobe Bryant scored 30 points as Lakers take Game 1 in NBA finals.