FROM Mark Heisler
Kobe Bryant Retires Kobe Bryant plays his last NBA game tomorrow night. For 20 years he was the center of the L.A. sports universe. Even though the Lakers haven’t been dominating the spotlight lately, all eyes will be on the Staples Center tomorrow night to say goodbye to the one and only “black mamba.” Madeleine speaks to a longtime NBA writer who met Kobe when he was 17, just before he entered the league.
What Went Wrong on LeBron's Journey from Cleveland to Miami? Lebron James wants to win and he's going to Miami to do it. But did he lose something valuable along the way? A funny thing happened on James' free-agent highway. Almost overnight he went from beloved hometown-hero and superstar with the Cleveland Cavaliers to reviled basketball player en route to Miami, still a superstar. Mark Heisler is a sports columnist for the Los Angeles Times .
Industry insights and lessons learned from memorable guests We have interesting guests on The Business, and sometimes our conversations are too long to fit into one show. This week we give you stories that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor, including some sharp insights on making it in the industry from David Mandel, David Simon, Shawn Levy and Matt Reeves.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.