The San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Lakers compared franchises Sunday morning at Staples Center, and the gap makes the Grand Canyon seem like a ditch. The list could go on for two foes once embroiled in a fierce Western Conference rivalry, but these differences seemed especially stark given what
LOS ANGELES -- With the Oscars in town, and flamboyant former boxer Floyd Mayweather -- in Los Angeles to celebrate his 40th birthday -- staying in the same hotel as his team, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was ready to split. Besides, the lush drinks and fancy meals had become too much. “We&
LOS ANGELES — Just like in the old days, they darken the crowd and crank up the high-priced incandescent lighting over the court for Lakers games at Staples Center. The goal is to make the arena feel like a theater, with every detail of the show in stunning clarity, and it works. In the building'