| Oct 1, 2013
| 10:28 AM
What speed will the Lakers' play this coming season?
"We’re going to play exactly how we finished off last year -- playing with a tempo that’s right for us," Kobe Bryant said on media day Saturday. "We’re not an up-and-down, run-and-...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 1:20 PM
The timetable for Kobe Bryant's return from an Achilles' tear is unclear, but he's already begun to increase his activity.
"I'm starting to move a little bit more," said Bryant earlier in the week. "I'm trying to pick up my pace a lot more."
| Oct 10, 2013
| 3:41 PM
Kobe Bryant and the Lakers have fans all over the world, including the Philippines.
Dwight Howard, playing an exhibition game Thursday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Philippines, received scattered boos and "Kobe" chants as the Houston...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 6:41 PM
Good news for the Lakers: Almost everybody on their team is in a contract year.
Bad news for the Lakers: Almost everybody on their team is in a contract year.
Such players have incentive to deliver with an added hunger, according to the long-held...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Kobe Bryant, ever the optimist, still thinks the Lakers can win a championship.
"It doesn't matter what anybody else is saying. That's the goal that we have," he said Saturday.
Bryant, though, wouldn't be healthy enough to take part in the Lakers'...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 1:31 PM
The Lakers opened training camp on Saturday by holding media day at their El Segundo practice facility.
Pau Gasol, who recently arrived in Los Angeles after spending most of the summer in Spain, is healthy after May procedures to help relieve tendinosis...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 5:07 PM
Dear Pat Haden, there's no rule that says that you can't fire a coach after a win. Lane Kiffin's offense is the albatross of his team. Kiffin's offense makes Mike Brown's Lakers offense look like Showtime. Please do Kiffin and the Trojan Nation a favor...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 7:13 PM
Kobe Bryant spent the eve of Lakers media day coaching a celebrity basketball team in Dubai, which may not be as bizarre as it seems given his NBA team is roughly half a world away from where it usually is this time of year.
Expectations haven't been...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 2:05 PM
Pau Gasol has returned to Los Angeles after spending the summer in his native Spain.
The veteran forward/center has been sidelined since May, recovering from procedures to alleviate tendinosis in both knees. Just recently he resumed basketball...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 12:54 PM
If healthy, the Lakers have a lot of weapons offensively. With Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Steve Nash, Chris Kaman and Nick Young, the team is going to score a lot of points nightly.
The bigger question is on the defensive side of the ball.
| Sep 22, 2013
| 4:04 PM
To make the playoffs, the Lakers need to be better than seven teams in the Western Conference.
In the first two entries in a series of 14, the Lakers were ruled better than the New Orleans Pelicans but not as good as the Oklahoma City Thunder.