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  1. Q&A: James Worthy on NBA draft lottery

    Dave McMenamin

    NEW YORK -- His No. 42 is hanging up in the rafters at Staples Center, but James Worthy will be rooting for 21.5 on Tuesday at the NBA draft lottery in Times Square. As in, the Lakers have a 21.5 percent chance of vaulting up to one of the top th...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  2. Ainge: C's 'lost a great friend' in Sharman

    Chris Forsberg

    The Boston Celtics released a statement Friday from president of basketball operations Danny Ainge on the passing of Bill Sharman: "The Boston Celtics organization was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Bill Sharman today," said Ainge. "Bil...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  3. NBA: Remembering Bill Sharman

    J.A. Adande

    People wanted to be around Bill Sharman not so much for his achievements, but for his kindness.

    Story | Conversation | October 25, 2013
  4. Ex-Boston Celtics player, Los Angeles Lakers coach Bill Sharman d...

    Hall of Famer Bill Sharman, a member of three Celtics championships as a player who then coached the Lakers to their first championship in Los Angeles, died Friday at age 87, his wife told the Los Angeles Times.

    Story | Conversation | October 25, 2013
  5. Bill Sharman: Hall of Famer brought Celtics, Lakers to new height...

    Ken Shouler

    Bill Sharman's astute basketball mind helped him capture 12 championships as a player, coach and executive.

    Story | Conversation | October 25, 2013
  6. Sharman to auction Lakers championship ring

    Dave McMenamin

    MILWAUKEE -- Former Los Angeles Lakers coach Bill Sharman had enjoyed relative anonymity for years, as the 86-year-old continued to serve as a consultant to the team and attend games with regularity. Well, ever since the Miami Heat threatened his ...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  7. Bill Sharman believes Miami Heat could break Los Angeles Lakers' ...

    Bill Sharman, who coached the Los Angeles Lakers in 1971-72 when the team reeled off an NBA-record 33-game winning streak, believes LeBron James and the Miami Heat have what it takes to put that mark in jeopardy.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2013
  8. The notion of Shaq as GM

    Marc Stein

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images Can you dig it? Does Shaquille O'Neal have a future working the phones as a GM? George Mikan. John Kundla. Fred Schaus. Pete Newell. Bill Sharman. And, of course, Jerry West. Those are some of the names o...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  9. Los Angeles Lakers honor 40th anniversary of '71-72 title

    Dave McMenamin

    About a dozen members of the 1971-72 Lakers team were recognized Friday in honor of the 40th anniversary of their championship season, the first Lakers championship in the city of L.A.

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2012
  10. Video: Bill Simmons' Top 10 Celtics

    In the video above, Grantland's Bill Simmons reveals his Top 10 Celtics of all-time. Here's his list. Rank your Top 10 HERE. How does it compare to yours?: 10. Robert Parish 9. Bill Sharman 8. Paul Pierce 7. Kevin McHale 6. Sam Jones 5. Dav...

    Blog | February 08, 2012
  11. Top 11 No. 11s in college basketball history

    Jeremy Lundblad

    Friday's date (11/11/11) provides a chance to celebrate the number 11. Here's a look at the 11 best No. 11s in college basketball history, a list that Wisconsin's Jordan Taylor looks to join. 11. Jacque Vaughn, Kansas - As the floor general for s...

    Blog | November 11, 2011
  12. Magic being Magic, and news conference video

    Brian Kamenetzky

    There were many standout moments at Monday's Staples Center news conference commemorating the 20th anniversary of Magic Johnson's retirement, not the least of which was the check for $1 million presented to his foundation. Johnson spoke of that day t...

    Blog | November 07, 2011
  13. From The Rundown

    YOUR MORNING (VUVUZELA) BUZZ Group F: New Zealand vs Slovakia (7:00 am ET on ESPN, The Kiwis are the lowest-rated World Cup qualifier in ESPN's Soccer Power Index, coming in at 92nd - one slot higher than Al-ba-ni-a ("...You border on th...

    Blog | June 15, 2010
  14. Basketball world reacts to John Wooden's illness

    Ramona Shelburne

    The basketball world at Staples Center reacted to the news of legendary coach John Wooden's grave illness.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2010
  15. Reports: UCLA Bruins legend John Wooden, 99, resting in hospital

    Former UCLA basketball coach and Hall of Famer John Wooden is hospitalized at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and resting comfortably, the university said in a statement Friday.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2010
  16. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Getting your picture taken with the shoe of Gilbert Arenas. A how-to guide. An interview with Tamir Goodman, the "Jewish Jordan." (Via Kottke) Forum Blue & Gold wants you to get to know Bill Sharman: "The statements about...

    Blog | February 20, 2007