| Oct 31, 2012
| 12:33 AM
Lakers' Jerry West, with a piece of tape "protecting" his broken nose, drives to the basket. Lakers' Elgin Baylor screens out unidentified Knickerbocker in game at the Sports Arena. West scored 38 points as the Lakers won 119-103....
| Nov 12, 2012
| 5:00 AM
The new Lakers coach famously wants his players to shoot in seven seconds or less. I’m not going to require that long to list the reasons that hiring Mike D'Antoni was yet another Buss blunder.
He's never taken a team to an NBA Finals. He has a...
| Nov 13, 2012
In the final minutes of practice Monday, the Lakers were playing a pickup game. The rich and gifted athletes were running up and down the gym floor like chaotic children on a playground, gunning and fouling and arguing.
They were playing like a team...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 5:12 PM
Times photographer Wally Skalij has covered Lakers games for 15 years, traveling with the team through playoff runs and championships. He has been fortunate to witness one of the greatest players of all time in Kobe Bryant. Skalij covered the 2001 and...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 12:38 PM
As Dwight Howard left the Lakers locker room following his debut with the team Sunday evening, he was greeted by a large shiny object.
The Stanley Cup.
When he approached the trophy, he was tentative.
"I just want the one for basketball," Howard said....
| Oct 27, 2012
| 1:55 PM
Looks like L.A. is going to need a few more paparazzi.
You can't stroll Venice Beach or sit down to bacon-wrapped monkfish at Spago without spotting a superstar Laker or Clipper in the nation's new basketball capital.
Here comes Dwight Howard, the...
| 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...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 11:16 PM
There were so many people standing and taking photos with their phones, I couldn't see the Lakers warming up.
There were so many people cheering the procession of All-Stars hopping and dancing on to the floor, I couldn't hear the Lakers introductions....
| Nov 1, 2012
| 9:48 PM
Mike Brown finished a long post-practice talk with Pau Gasol on Thursday, walked to a corner of the practice gym, and waited for the media to surround him for his daily interview session.
And waited. And waited.
Dwight Howard was giving interviews about...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 11:54 AM
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Miami and Oklahoma City are still warring through this year’s NBA Finals, but oddsmakers have already oiled up their picks for the 2012-13 NBA season.
A trio of gambling sites peg the Lakers...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 8:51 AM
After hugging their families and the Larry O'Brien Trophy, the Miami Heat players went to the LIV nightclub in Miami Beach early Friday to celebrate the franchise's second NBA championship.
The players reportedly spent an estimated $200,000 on champagne,...