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  1. Welcome to the Lake Freak Show

    Justin Verrier

    On a Friday afternoon almost two years ago, the Los Angeles media hastily assembled in El Segundo for the official announcement of the next great era in Lakers basketball. After coming out of nowhere to win the Steve Nash sweepstakes, the Lakers had ...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  2. Bulls, Blazers should be higher in Uni Watch Power Rankings

    Justin Verrier

    Jim Caple: Uni Watch Power Rankings underrate Dodgers, Tigers, Yankees and yes, even Marlins.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2013
  3. NBA: James White ready to slam the field at dunk contest

    Justin Verrier

    Knicks reserve James "Flight" White gets his first chance at an NBA dunk contest in Houston.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2013
  4. Tyreke Evans stuck in neutral in Sacramento

    Justin Verrier

    Kelley L Cox/US PRESSWIRETyreke Evans hasn't been able to move forward since a promising beginning to his career.The light never changes on Tyreke Evans. "He has total green light to do what he needs to do on the basketball floor with me," Sacrame...

    Blog | November 12, 2012
  5. Worst NBA contracts: Arenas haunts Magic

    Justin Verrier

    After years of shelling out top dollar to the DeSagana Diops and Jerome Jameses of the league, cash-strapped owners went into the many long, closed-door meetings that made up last year's NBA lockout searching for a reprieve. And when both sides em...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  6. NBA -- Los Angeles Clippers' Grant Hill embraces age

    Justin Verrier

    Once one of the league's brightest young stars, Grant Hill has embraced his second life in the NBA.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2012
  7. A star finally takes last shot. Happy now?

    Justin Verrier

    LOS ANGELES -- It's almost as if the basketball universe is baiting us. Begging us, daring us to bring it up one more time. Who should get the ball in the clutch? For the Oklahoma City Thunder, the answer -- for better or worse, despite the ot...

    Blog | May 19, 2012
  8. Seeing CP3 is believing

    Justin Verrier

    LOS ANGELES -- Is this it? Is this Chris Paul? It's the third quarter in my first basketball game I've ever witnessed at Staples Center and, while most of the play here has been mucked up by miscues and misfires, the highlight machine in Lob City...

    Blog | February 16, 2012
  9. Kevin Connolly aiming for peace of mind after September 11

    Justin Verrier

    Ten years after Sept. 11, firefighter and former basketball player Kevin Connolly looks back on the tragic deaths of his brother and countless friends.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2011
  10. Dennis Rodman shows off his true colors

    Justin Verrier

    In his 13-minute goodbye to the basketball world, Rodman eschewed all the glitz and glamour that his career stands for to so many and bared his soul for the world to see.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2011
  11. Walker a winner, for better or worse

    Justin Verrier

    Andy Lyons/Getty ImagesKemba Walker is defined by his reputation as a "winner." But will winning matter in Thursday's draft? Kemba Walker is, by all accounts, a winner. He's won a college basketball national championship, almost single-handedly l...

    Blog | June 22, 2011
  12. Lone college player Maya Moore blends right in with USA Basketbal...

    Justin Verrier

    Maya Moore might not ever have been the last player off the bench before. But once she got on the court, the UConn senior blended in just fine with her USA teammates.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2010
  13. Before they were stars: Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce grew up suppo...

    Justin Verrier

    Paul Pierce learned the game of basketball from the Lakers, but made his name in the NBA with the Celtics.

    Story | Conversation | June 15, 2010
  14. AAU coach shepherds Portland Trail Blazers' Brandon Roy

    Justin Verrier

    Brandon Roy finds a mentor in AAU coach Lou Hobson.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2010
  15. Reigning supreme, Michael Jordan thanks his many doubters for Hal...

    Justin Verrier

    Michael Jordan's Hall of Fame induction speech thanked all the naysayers who motivated him, but in the end, there's no doubting MJ's hold on the game, Justin Verrier writes.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2009