| Dec 4, 2007
The Lakers haven't played a quarter of the 2007-08 season but it's clear that a major weakness for them is a lack of toughness when center Kwame Brown is not in the lineup.
Brown, who has missed the last eight games because of a sprained ankle and knee,...
| Dec 8, 2007
The Lakers had barely opened the last few minutes of their practice to the media Friday when Ronny Turiaf and Javaris Crittenton collided under the basket and got up . . . very . . . very . . . slowly.
A minute or two later, Luke Walton hobbled off the...
| Dec 9, 2007
The Lakers probably were not going to win 50 games, but Coach Phil Jackson made it semi-official Saturday.
Jackson said after practice that he told his players following a 127-99 win over Denver on Nov. 29 that they were not good enough to win 50 games....
| Jan 14, 2008
A good victory and, paradoxically, the possibility of a good-sized loss.
The Lakers managed to fend off the Memphis Grizzlies, 100-99, Sunday night but lost center Andrew Bynum because of what the team said was a sprained left knee.
Bynum was hurt...
| Jan 15, 2008
SEATTLE -- What next?
Now that their franchise-center-in-training will be taking at least an eight-week break, the Lakers are perilously thin in the middle.
Kwame Brown has started 178 games in his seven-year career, and newly anointed backup Ronny...
| Jan 31, 2008
Jerry West was a fresh-faced rookie with a crew cut the last time anything like this happened.
The Lakers are leaving town for a while, a long while actually, 15 days and nine games on an 8,713-mile journey that will take them through more than half...