[Editor's note: Weekly scribe Jeff Weiss's column, "Bizarre Ride," normally appears on West Coast Sound every Wednesday. His archives are available here.]
Tupac asked that question on "To Live & Die in LA," but the answer was obvious. Makaveli never even lived in Southern Califor ... More >>
By Liz Tracy
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It actually takes weeks of preparation. We just wan ... More >>
By Paul Teetor
Phil Jackson is back - unofficially, but with 95 percent certainty, pending a signed deal, etc. etc.
This changes everything for the Lakers. How can simply replacing Coach Mike Brown with the Lord of the Rings make such a huge difference?
Suddenly an LA Lakers vs. Miami Heat Final ... More >>
There's a future NBA champion being built piece-by-piece at the Staples Center this year. It has a point guard destined for the Hall of Fame, a dominant power forward, a young, outrageously athletic 7-foot center and a shooting guard with no fear, no conscience and no hesitation.
I'm talking, of co ... More >>
There are some crazy-ass Lakers expectations floating around town. The last time expectations were this high, USC had a No. 1 pre-season ranking and Matt Barkley had a premature Heisman coronation. How's that working out for Trojans fans?
No doubt the new-look Lakers will win a lot of games and go ... More >>
Walking across the Macalester College campus, Chris Kluwe passes unnoticed. As usual, the 30-year-old Vikings punter is dressed down: a pair of brown flip-flops, black basketball shorts, and a baggy zip-up sweatshirt. A backward World of Warcraft hat pins back his shaggy brown surfer haircut, a give ... More >>
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Better than: Actually being Big Meech. Or Larry Hoover. At least in 2012.
"Schindler and I are like peas in a pod! We're both factory owners, we both made shells f ... More >>
Only the best for the King. So went the line of thinking when a $3,000 birthday cake was deemed unworthy of Miami Heat basketball player LeBron James and promptly discarded. And now no one's left to pick up the tab.
The Miami Herald reports that Boca Raton baker Alethea Hickman had received a frant ... More >>
Impostor Bob with girlfriend Liza, top left, and Andy Dick, bottom left
There are people who kinda love their cellphone service, and then there is Bob Gray. A refreshingly friendly and stoutly built Cleveland native, bursting with the unfiltered enthusiasm and tendency for "straight talk" ass ... More >>
The best player in the NBA is still with us.The Lakers flamed out like Charlie Sheen in rehab -- in spectacular, unprecedented fashion (via a sweep the likes of which coach Phil Jackson has never seen).
And now Phil Jackson says he's coached his last NBA game and Kobe Bryant is talking about ... More >>
Caesar Sebastian / InsomniacRavers at 'EDC.'It was a day of magical thinking Wednesday at the L.A. Coliseum, where officials essentially said yes to another edition of a two-day rave that saw 60 mostly drug-related arrests, more than 200 medical emergencies and the ecstasy-related death of a ... More >>
Associated PressDoesn't Biden get a No. 2? Racism, we tell yaBarack Obama and the lagging Los Angeles Lakers meet again, for their annual shoot-the-shit play date!
A presidential elbow-rub is apparently one of the perks of winning NBA titles -- and both parties are milking this photo op for ... More >>
It's the big question for Angelenos following LeBron James' announcement last night that not only is he going with the Miami Heat next season, but a super-team including Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh will sandwich him with talent: Can this titanic trio block the Lakers' shot at a three-peat NBA ... More >>
The world of professional athletics is a lot less glamorous when you aren't the professional athlete. A recent article from HoopsWorld looked into one such thankless sports job, the NBA ball boy, and discovered that it's not just about handling basketballs, but also ridiculous player food requests.
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