| Nov 10, 2013
| 10:25 PM
Steve Nash was sidelined the second half of Sunday's 113-90 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves because of nerve pain in his back and hamstring.
As he walked out of Staples Center, he stopped to talk to a small group of reporters about his frustration....
| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:17 PM
In this most conflicted of Lakers seasons, it figures that the common reaction to Kobe Bryant's imminent and inspirational return is actually two reactions.
Upon hearing the news: Yes! This means they have a chance to make the playoffs!
| Nov 25, 2013
| 8:15 PM
The Lakers experienced an early day, a 9 a.m. charter flight to Washington D.C.
As usual, Kobe Bryant was up before any of them.
He signed a two-year contract extension Monday morning for $48.5 million that stands to keep him with the Lakers until...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 6:16 PM
The Lakers and Kobe Bryant agreed to a contract extension Monday, a move the team was willing to make before seeing Bryant return to game action from a torn Achilles' tendon.
"We didn't see the point of waiting," said Lakers owner/executive Jim Buss....
| Dec 7, 2013
| 8:55 AM
When the Lakers floundered last season, it was easy to blame Coach Mike D'Antoni.
His biggest crime was not being Phil Jackson.
The team spent most of the year pushing through injuries (Steve Nash, Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Pau Gasol,...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Kobe Bryant is typically among the league leaders in scoring, but the Lakers will have to make do without him while he recovers from an Achilles' heel injury.
The Lakers' preseason numbers give an idea of what the team will look like while waiting for...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 2:39 PM
Last season, the Lakers were the fourth-best rebounding team in the league at 44.8 boards per game — but that was with Dwight Howard manning the middle at an NBA-best 12.4 rebounds a night.
The early returns after eight preseason games is cause...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 4:52 PM
Dwight Howard walked past Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak in that Staples Center tunnel last spring and never really stopped, the allure of less pressure and a permanent honeymoon triggering a Texas two-step.
The hypersensitive hulk returns to...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In Jeanie Buss' updated memoir "Laker Girl," written with former Times sportswriter Steve Springer and published by Triumph Books, she writes about the firing of Lakers Coach Mike Brown last November.
In this excerpt Buss, head of the team's business...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 6:18 PM
Forget all that stuff about Kobe Bryant returning from an Achilles' tendon injury this season. It'll happen at some point.
The real question involves next season. He might not return at all to the Lakers.
Bryant is entering the last nine months of his...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 10:31 AM
Jeanie Buss did not take the news well that the Lakers were hiring Mike D'Antoni to replace Mike Brown as the team's head coach last November.
"Two days after Phil [Jackson] got that phone call, I was at the gym when I started crying so hysterically...