Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times

Dan Woike

Los Angeles Times

Long Beach, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Dan:

Giannis Antetokounmpo can carry the Bucks to an NBA title

Giannis Antetokounmpo's outstanding skills are one reason why the Milwaukee Bucks are fully capable of beating the Lakers or Clippers for the NBA title. → Read More

What could have been for Lakers looked good together in All-Star game

LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Kawhi Leonard were all wearing the same uniform, Frank Vogel coaching on the sidelines and thought of what might have been. → Read More

Team LeBron wins All-Star game on Anthony Davis free throw

Anthony Davis made the second of two free-throw attempts to clinch a 157-155 victory for Team LeBron in the NBA All-Star game Sunday. Kawhi Leonard was MVP. → Read More

15 games that defined Kobe Bryant's career

When was Kobe Bryant at his best? It depends on who you ask, and plenty of players, coaches, writers and others remember his great scoring nights, game-winning shots and athletic excellence. → Read More

NBA to name NBA All-Star game MVP trophy after Kobe Bryant

The most valuable player of the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday will receive the Kobe Bryant MVP Award, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced Saturday. → Read More

Zion Williamson steals show during win in Rising Stars game

Zion Williamson had 14 points and dazzled spectators during a 151-131 victory by the U.S. Team. Miles Bridges, though, was selected most valuable player. → Read More

Brandon Ingram became an All-Star after leaving Lakers, partly due to health scare

The blessing in disguise for Brandon Ingram after discovery of a blood clot in his shoulder was that it forced him into a routine. Now he's an All-Star. → Read More

Ja Morant and Grizzlies work on surprisingly quick rebuild

The surprise team in the West is in playoff position thanks to likely rookie of the year Ja Morant, who will headline the Rising Stars Challenge game. → Read More

Best Game Ever: Kyle Lowry was making it and taking it

Raptors All-Star guard Kyle Lowry struggled to pin down his best game ever, so he chose a high school take it/make it practice when he seemingly couldn't miss. → Read More

Damian Lillard vents after missed goaltend cost Portland

Missed calls happen all the time in the NBA, but the league could look to tweak the rules on a review of missed goaltending calls — one of which drew the ire of Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard. → Read More

Houston Rockets are taking the latest trend in the NBA's evolution to the extreme

Not every NBA team has fully embraced Houston’s new attitude, one in which height can be subbed out for more shooting. → Read More

Warriors send D'Angelo Russell to Minnesota at trade deadline

A look at the fallout as teams upgrade rosters and dump salary, with D'Angelo Russell heading to the Timberwolves and Andre Drummond to the Cavaliers. → Read More

Rockets, Hawks, Nuggets and Timberwolves agree to four-team trade

Houston, Atlanta, Denver and Minnesota are finalizing a deal that would send Robert Covington to the Rockets, with Atlanta acquiring Houston center Clint Capela. → Read More

Best Game Ever: Derrick Favors' 20/20 game vs. Clippers was last one his mom saw

New Orleans' Derrick Favors talks about his best game ever during a November meeting against the Clippers → Read More

Fastbreak: Damian Lillard has no reason to celebrate after 48 points against Lakers

Damian Lillard scored 48 points in the Portland Trail Blazers' victory over the Lakers on Friday, but his focus was on Kobe Bryant in an emotional night. → Read More

Five observations highlighting Kobe Bryant's greatness

Kobe Bryant achieved things on and off the court that marveled both fans and adversaries. Here's a look at how the Lakers legend achieved greatness. → Read More

LeBron James delivers a king’s speech in the most trying of Lakers times

Under the roughest circumstances, LeBron James headlining a pregame ceremony that was essentially a funeral for Kobe Bryant. → Read More

LeBron James offers moving speech about those killed in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash

Before the Lakers' game Friday night, LeBron James provided an emotional tribute to Kobe Bryant and the eight others killed in a helicopter crash Sunday. → Read More

Portland's Carmelo Anthony to miss Lakers' Kobe Bryant tribute

Carmelo Anthony won't be in the building with the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday when the Lakers honor Kobe Bryant in the team’s first game since his death. → Read More

Luke Walton can't get away from the memories of Kobe Bryant

Luke Walton shared so much with Kobe Bryant, who was his teammate for two NBA title runs. → Read More