Normally the NCAA tournament is a curiosity for Lakers fans. The team rarely drafts in the first round, making it difficult to guess whom it might take with the 48th pick (Ryan Kelly in 2013) or the 60th (Robert Sacre in 2012).
The Lakers were the first NBA team to be eliminated from postseason contention with their 119-85 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night.
The Lakers were thoroughly outclassed on Friday night, getting dominated in San Antonio by the Spurs, 119-85.
In early February, the Lakers ran out of players in an odd win at Cleveland over the Cavaliers, 119-108.
Kobe Bryant forgot to mention someone of note in his rant about the Lakers’ future.
The San Antonio Spurs have survived injuries to Manu Ginobili, Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker, Tiago Splitter and Danny Green to climb to an NBA-best 48-16.
Oklahoma City Thunder 131 - Lakers 102 (end of regulation)
Kobe Bryant is done for the season, but he's already eyeballing next year with high expectations.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- The look on Coach Mike D'Antoni's face said it all while Steve Nash took part in an individual workout Thursday morning.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni says he doesn't think about whether he'll be back next season, preferring instead to chronicle the progress of the team, not his job security.
The Lakers (22-43) visit Oklahoma City (47-17) on Thursday night and a chance to upset twice in a row one of the top teams in the NBA.
In late January, Hall of Fame point guard Magic Johnson declared a cease-fire on the Lakers, deciding to halt his public criticism of the team.
[Updated, 11:38 a.m. PST March 12: The Lakers said Wednesday that Kobe Byrant would not play for the rest of this season.
Kobe Bryant has a new commercial spot for his latest Nike signature shoes, featuring the "Kobe light bulb."
Kobe Bryant recently sat down with Kustoo.com to talk about his latest line of Nike signature shoes.
The Lakers are destined to have a high pick in June's NBA draft, but the franchise won't know where it is picking until the draft lottery on May 20.
The New York Knicks won’t know what kind of basketball executive they’re getting even if, as reports have indicated, Phil Jackson agrees to join their front office by the end of the week.
After a busy stretch of five games in seven days, the Lakers play only twice during Week 20.
The Lakers finished a busy, perplexing Week 19 with a win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Lakers upset the Oklahoma City Thunder, 114-110, on Sunday afternoon at Staples Center, playing against one of the top teams in the Western Conference in their fifth game in seven days.
The Oklahoma City Thunder (46-16) have not played their best basketball of late, still adjusting to the return of point guard Russell Westbrook from a knee injury.
After a surprise win in Portland on Monday against the Trail Blazers, the Lakers have completely fallen apart with three straight losses including a 48-point drubbing by the Clippers.
Congrats, Lakers? Uh, no.
Phil Jackson may be engaged to Jeanie Buss, a significant owner/executive of the Lakers, but according to the New York Daily News, Jackson is considering an offer from the New York Knicks to join their front office.
Some Lakers fans were undoubtedly hoping General Manager Mitch Kupchak would pull a Pat Haden and meet his embattled coach on the tarmac at Los Angeles International Airport late Thursday night before he could board the team plane and coach another game.
The Lakers hit a low point on Thursday night, getting destroyed by the Clippers in a 48-point drubbing.
The good news for the Lakers (21-41) is they won't have much time to sit and dwell on their franchise-worst 48-point drubbing by the Clippers (43-20) on Thursday night.
Clippers 142, Lakers 94 (end of regulation)
On Thursday, the NBA sent out a memo to the Lakers, urging players to adhere to the league's dress code, especially when they arrive at arenas on game days.
The Clippers (42-20) have hopes for an NBA title in June. The Lakers (21-40) are eyeing the top pick in the NBA draft.
While sitting out all but six games this season with Achilles and knee issues, Kobe Bryant apparently had time to build a custom piano.
The Lakers appear to be mulling over a lineup change.
Eric Pincus has covered the NBA for over a decade. His focus is on the minutia of teams trying to win a championship , as well as a deeper understanding of the game of basketball and the league itself. @EricPincus
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