There was once an 18-year-old who scored 24 points against the Golden State Warriors, a kid trying to make his way on one of the most influential franchises of all time.
The fiercest of winds is upon them, swirling in every direction, dust and debris everywhere, their once-strong aura shaking at its cracked foundation.
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These off-seasons just keep getting rougher.
The Lakers are getting closer to hiring their third head coach since Phil Jackson left their sidelines in 2011, engaging in negotiations with Byron Scott, according to a person familiar with the situation.
Kobe Bryant hasn't said much publicly since the Lakers failed to get Carmelo Anthony. Or keep Pau Gasol.
I was amused at the Lakers' pitch to various free agents to join them. Reminded me of an 80-year-old man trying to convince a supermodel he used to be something in the day.
The amnesty market turned out a lot better for the Lakers than the free-agent market.
There are murmurs, nothing serious, because it's only July and this is the NBA's summer league, not the last 30 games of the regular season.
The Lakers officially waved goodbye to two free agents Saturday — one they hoped to get, the other they hoped to keep.
The chaos and turbulence of the free-agency season turned the Lakers into the employers of Jeremy Lin and, yes, a certain type of insanity.
How confusing has this whole free-agency thing become?
The free-agent winds are again blowing away from the Lakers, another dry summer apparently on the way.
Day No. 8 came and went without a commitment from Carmelo Anthony.
Waiting for Carmelo Anthony, Day 7…
Patience doesn't come easy for the Lakers.
The earthquake rocked the Lakers on the morning of Nov. 25, 2013, their economic future rattled by a $48.5-million contract extension given to an aging and injured player who neither required it nor demanded it.
The Lakers made their pitch to Carmelo Anthony on Thursday afternoon with a flash of Hollywood, an appeal to the future, and hope that a connection was made.
The Lakers are envisioning a future with Carmelo Anthony and Pau Gasol together in their frontcourt, hoping to make it a reality with step one Thursday.
The Lakers think they have a substantially better chance of landing high-profile scorer Carmelo Anthony than two-time champion LeBron James, The Times has learned.
The Lakers were active on the phones Monday night, lobbing calls to representatives of LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony when free agency began at 9:01 p.m. Pacific time.
The Lakers got a player they wanted on draft day, the largely hailed selection of Julius Randle boosting their first foray of the off-season.
The Lakers haven't yet secured a meeting with LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony.
The Lakers don't have first-round picks often, but when they do, they make them as mysterious as anything.
As the NBA draft gets closer, the Lakers aren't so certain they'll hang on to the seventh overall pick. There are many questions between now and Thursday.
The Lakers worked out a handful of players again Friday morning, potential picks in next Thursday's NBA draft who may or may not be part of their future.