Tania Ganguli

Writer

Tania Ganguli covers the Lakers for the Los Angeles Times. Previously, she spent six years covering J.J. Watt’s avocado consumption and other NFL subjects for the Florida Times-Union, Houston Chronicle and ESPN. An Arcadia High School and Northwestern University graduate, she has also covered high school sports, NASCAR, the Orlando Magic and one boat race for the Louisville Courier-Journal and the Orlando Sentinel.   

Recent Articles

  • Luol Deng wants out of the Lakers

    Luol Deng wants out of the Lakers

    Luol Deng does not want to be part of the Lakers anymore. But he doesn’t regret signing the four-year, $72-million deal the Lakers offered him in the summer of 2016. “I really was really excited about the opportunity that I was given financially and also looking forward to playing for an organization...

  • Lakers' Lonzo Ball focuses on basketball following brother's arrest in China

    Lakers' Lonzo Ball focuses on basketball following brother's arrest in China

    Lonzo Ball remained as stoic as ever after the Lakers’ shootaround in Boston as he discussed his brother’s arrest in China. “I’m just trying to focus on the game,” Ball said when asked for his thoughts on hearing about the situation. UCLA freshman LiAngelo Ball was arrested on Tuesday in Hangzhou,...

  • Lonzo Ball struggles through shooting slump

    Lonzo Ball struggles through shooting slump

    When Lonzo Ball played at UCLA he often shot three-pointers from well beyond the three-point line. So the NBA range hasn’t been that intimidating for him, but Ball’s shooting has struggled nonetheless. “I’ve been shooting it far my whole life,” Ball said. “I think it’s just in my head. Gotta keep...

  • Lonzo Ball and other Lakers rookies about to get a taste of life on the road

    Lonzo Ball and other Lakers rookies about to get a taste of life on the road

    The Ball family took its first family vacation ever this summer — a four-day trip to Hawaii. Traveling just hasn’t been a big part of Lonzo Ball’s life so far. He grew up in Chino Hills, stayed home for college and outside of UCLA’s two-week trip to Australia last year, his college road trips weren’t...

  • Lonzo Ball de Lakers vence y se gana el respeto de una figura de la NBA

    Lonzo Ball de Lakers vence y se gana el respeto de una figura de la NBA

    Un aficionado de Lonzo Ball lo enfrentó el domingo por la noche en el Staples Center.    Fue el guardia de Memphis, Mike Conley, un veterano de 10 años quien alguna vez estuvo en los mismos zapatos de Ball como selección alta del draft. “Ha manejado bien la situación”, dijo Conley sobre el novato...

  • Five takeaways from the Lakers' 107-102 win over the Memphis Grizzlies

    Five takeaways from the Lakers' 107-102 win over the Memphis Grizzlies

    With their Sunday night win, the Lakers have now won three home games in a row. It’s something they did only once last season — in April as they went on their surprising five-game winning streak. The Grizzlies were on the second game of a back-to-back. It’s not insignificant that Memphis played...

  • Lakers' Lonzo Ball earns respect, and a win, against another top point guard

    Lakers' Lonzo Ball earns respect, and a win, against another top point guard

    A fan of Lonzo Ball started opposite the Lakers rookie Sunday night at Staples Center. That was Memphis’ Mike Conley, a 10-year veteran who was once in Ball’s shoes as a highly drafted point guard. “He’s handled his situation about as good as anybody could,” Conley said before the game. “He seems...

  • Lakers fend off furious Grizzlies rally

    Lakers fend off furious Grizzlies rally

    When the Lakers signed Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, he instantly became something he had never really been before. They brought him in to be a veteran presence on a team full of kids. Only Caldwell-Pope is only 24 years old himself. And he usually doesn’t feel that much older than his 20-year-old...

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