| Mar 26, 2012
| 7:40 PM
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman faces up to 20 days in jail Tuesday for failure to pay spousal and child support, according to an attorney for his ex-wife.
The Hall of Fame player, whose years as a West Newport resident drew the ire of neighbors and the...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 9:23 PM
ORANGE — Dennis Rodman hasn't rebounded from his personal and financial woes.
The former NBA star, whose loud parties once riled his Newport Beach neighbors, made an appearance Tuesday at the Lamoreaux Justice Center, where he faced possible jail...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 10:45 PM
ORANGE — A disheveled, chubby, out-of-breath lawyer walked into a family courtroom tugging at two boxes of files on a dolly.
Sounds like the start to a joke, but to NBA Hall of Famer and former Newport Beach resident Dennis Rodman, Jack Kayajanian,...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 12:04 AM
The voice in Jonas Lalehzadeh's soul blares at public-address volume, announcing daringly, almost defiantly, his status as an NBA starter.
"From Irrrr-vine and I-rrran, a 6-foot-5 guard ..."
It is the kind of thing a little boy dreams, before he is...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 8:26 PM
Bill Walton came through Newport Beach on Tuesday leaving a lasting impression, a sizable impact and a wide range of emotions.
The big man threw it down.
The NBA Hall of Famer made them cry and laugh. He gave out his phone number and email address. He...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 1:47 AM
After more than four years of sobriety, Chris Herren has been talking about his past of a roller-coaster life and trying to help others who have had to deal with the struggles he faced.
Herren, a former NBA player, visited Newport Beach's Sober Living...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 11:38 PM
The Bird. Turtle. The Backstroke King.
They are known as three of Newport Harbor High's greatest athletes. Newport Harbor's "Big Three" can also be known as among the best in CIF Southern Section history.
George Yardley (basketball), Misty May-Treanor...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 1:39 PM
I sat on the floor for the Clipper-Laker game at Staples Center in seats right next to the Lakers bench on April 7. What a revelation.
The NBA we experience on television and in higher seats is perceived very differently than courtside. It highlighted...
| May 4, 2013
| 5:57 PM
Those who attend Marc Warzecha's workshop at UC Irvine this week had better come prepared for serious work.
They're about to learn how to be funny.
Warzecha, a veteran TV actor and writer-director with the Second City, is among the professional...
| May 25, 2013
| 8:14 PM
Los Angeles Clippers Coach Vinny Del Negro, who had the most successful tenure of any coach in Clipper history, was fired last week by owner Donald Sterling. How does unparalleled success lead to termination?
Was it the intervention of star players with...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 10:47 PM
During the summer last year, Newport Harbor High boys' basketball coach Robert Torribio and his assistant Jason Carey made a vow to bring back the George Yardley Tournament that takes place in the summer.
There were several reasons they wanted to...
| Feb 18, 2011
| 7:39 PM
Yesenia Maldonado watched the DVD her coach let her borrow last year.
The disc chronicles what might be called a magical time in Los Angeles sports history, albeit a time before the Estancia High senior was even born.
It all started with the 6-foot-...