| Oct 16, 2013
| 12:34 PM
Kobe Bryant often finds motivation in the media. Counting Bryant or the Lakers out only adds fuel to his fire.
Consider the match lit.
Ranking the top 500 players in the NBA, ESPN has given Bryant an overall rank of 25.
Bryant, who is currently...
| May 18, 2013
| 6:25 PM
The Lakers spent $99.9 million in salary this season for a roster that went 45-37. Additionally, the team will pay $29.6 million in luxury taxes -- a total of $129.5 million to get into the playoffs and suffer a first-round sweep by the San Antonio Spurs....
| May 9, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Guard Darius Morris improved through his second season in the NBA.
With Steve Nash and Steve Blake on the roster, Morris was expected to be a spot player the Lakers would develop primarily in practice.
Instead, the 6-foot-4 23-year-old guard was...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 5:00 AM
It's the most anticipated NBA season in Los Angeles history, so what are we waiting for?
Oct. 30 — The Lakers defeat the Dallas Mavericks by 55 points in the season opener. At least, this is the rumor. Nobody actually sees the game after it is...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 11:13 PM
If you believe the return of Steve Nash and Pau Gasol is going to make everything all right for the Lakers, here's some bad news:
There's too much wrong for even Nash, as gifted as he is, to fix what ails the Lakers. And there's certainly...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 12:03 PM
News broke late Sunday evening that Mike D'Antoni would become the Lakers head coach following the firing of Mike Brown.
Most people had assumed that Phil Jackson would take over at the helm, but as Lakers beat reporter Mike Bresnahan reported, Jackson's...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 9:26 PM
In one corner of the Lakers' practice gym, even on one crutch, Mike D'Antoni was jumping through the roof.
In another corner, Superman was stuck to his seat.
At his first news conference as new Lakers coach Thursday, D'Antoni was all smiles and...
| Oct 16, 2012
Salary dumps are designed to save teams money while shedding extraneous players.
They don't normally help them land a Hall of Famer.
Salary dumps allow teams to rid themselves of aging veterans.
They don't usually help them find up-and-comers they...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 11:29 PM
On the first night of the rest of their season, the Lakers without Kobe Bryant looked like Steve Blake's bright purple low-cut sneakers.
They were ungodly ugly, but delightfully fun. It's impossible to imagine them taking more than a few steps before...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Dwight Howard is closer to joining the New Jersey Nets....
| Jan 22, 2008
| 4:40 PM
The teenage boy is covered in mud, literally from head to toe. After wading through a flooded rice field to catch a wayward chicken, he wipes mud from his eyes.
"I almost had him," he says to a friend with a shake of his head, and shrinks back to his...