Commentary: Fame or shame?

WASHINGTON, June 14 (UPI) -- Potholes and construction mark the once-proud Embassy Row in Washington, but those make up the obvious ugliness; there is much more under the surface.
Brown charged in campaign misdemeanor

Brown charged in campaign misdemeanor

WASHINGTON, June 7 (UPI) -- Kwame Brown, who resigned Wednesday as D.C. Council chairman following a charge of bank fraud, was charged Thursday with a campaign violation.

D.C. Council chairman resigns

WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) -- District of Columbia City Council Chairman Kwame Brown told colleagues he will resign after being charged Wednesday with bank fraud, The Washington Post said.

NBA: Golden State 115, Sacramento 89

SACRAMENTO, March 14 (UPI) -- The Golden State Warriors traded Monta Ellis to Milwaukee Tuesday and then followed up with a 115-89 win over Sacramento.

NBA: Detroit 112, Charlotte 101

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 10 (UPI) -- Rodney Stuckey fired in 24 points and distributed 11 assists Sunday in the Detroit Pistons' 112-101 win over Charlotte.

NBA: Charlotte 94, Sacramento 89

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Stephen Jackson scored 21 points Tuesday to lead the Charlotte Bobcats past Sacramento 94-89.

NBA: New Orleans 88, Charlotte 81

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- David West's 26 points and eight rebounds Saturday led the New Orleans Hornets to an 88-81 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats.

NBA: Milwaukee 104, Charlotte 101

MILWAUKEE, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Brandon Jennings scored 32 points Saturday, including two free throws in the final seconds, for a 104-101 Milwaukee Bucks victory over the Charlotte Bobcats.
Kwame Brown signs with NBA's Bobcats

Kwame Brown signs with NBA's Bobcats

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Free-agent center Kwame Brown, the 2001 No. 1 overall NBA draft pick, has signed a contract with the Charlotte Bobcats.

NBA: Miami 102, Detroit 96 (OT)

MIAMI, April 15 (UPI) -- Will Bynum scored eight points in overtime Wednesday and Miami closed out the regular season with a 102-96 decision over Detroit.

NBA: Portland 84, Detroit 83

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Travis Outlaw's jump shot with 10 seconds remaining Wednesday lifted Portland to an 84-83 victory over Detroit.

Pao Gasol out with a sprained ankle

LOS ANGELES, March 15 (UPI) -- A badly sprained left ankle will keep Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol out of at least three games.

NBA: LA Lakers 121, Toronto 101

TORONTO, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Kobe Bryant came within two points of his season high with a 46-point effort Friday, leading the Los Angeles Lakers past Toronto 121-101.

Lakers acquire Pao Gasol from Memphis

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Lakers Friday acquired center Pao Gasol in a major trade with the Memphis Grizzlies.

NBA: LA Lakers 123, Seattle 121 (OT)

SEATTLE, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Kobe Bryant scored a season-high 48 points Monday, including the Lakers' last six points in overtime, to give Los Angeles a 123-121 win over Seattle.

NBA: LA Lakers 100, Memphis 99

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Kobe Bryant scored 37 points and Kwame Brown hit a key free throw in the closing seconds Sunday to lead the Los Angeles Lakers past Memphis 100-99.

NBA: Houston 95, LA Lakers 93

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Tracy McGrady and Yao Ming combined for 55 points Tuesday but Shane Battier's three-pointer with 2.5 seconds left sealed Houston's 95-93 win over the LA Lakers.

Washington considers tolls

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- Officials in Washington say it's time for non-residents who drive into the city to start paying for the privilege at a tollbooth.

NBA: LA Lakers 95, Phoenix 89

LOS ANGELES, April 27 (UPI) -- Kobe Bryant scored 45 points Thursday night, as the Los Angeles Lakers beat Phoenix, 95-89, in Game 3 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series.

NBA: LA Lakers 117, Seattle 106

SACRAMENTO, April 19 (UPI) -- Kobe Bryant scored 34 points Wednesday night to lead the Los Angeles Lakers past Sacramento, 117-106.

NBA: Houston 107, LA Lakers 104 (OT)

LOS ANGELES, March 31 (UPI) -- Yao Ming had a season-high 39 points and 11 rebounds Friday night as Houston topped the Los Angeles Lakers, 107-104, in overtime.

NBA: Denver 113, L.A. Lakers 86

DENVER, March 16 (UPI) -- Linas Kleiza scored a career-high 29 points Thursday night as Denver trounced the Los Angeles Lakers, 113-86.

NBA: Philadelphia 108, Los Angeles 92

PHILADELPHIA, March 10 (UPI) -- Andre Iguodala led the way Friday night with 31 points and eight rebounds as Philadelphia beat the Los Angeles Lakers, 108-92.

NBA: Milwaukee 110, L.A. Lakers 90

MILWAUKEE, March 8 (UPI) -- Charlie Villanueva scored a season-high 26 points Wednesday night to guide Milwaukee past the Los Angeles Lakers, 110-90.

Kwame Brown to miss three more weeks

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Injured Los Angeles Lakers forward will miss another four to six weeks due to a sprained left ankle, the team said Thursday.
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