| Sep 19, 2013
| 2:06 PM
The Lakers come into the 2013-14 season with many, many questions.
Kobe Bryant is still recovering from a torn Achilles' tendon. Pau Gasol just started basketball drills over after procedures on both knees.
Few pundits have the Lakers as a true...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 5:32 PM
Three-peat is so 1988.
The term purportedly coined by Byron Scott and definitively trademarked by Pat Riley amid the Lakers' failed bid for a third consecutive NBA title in the late '80s should be discarded like the faded T-shirts bearing the slogan...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 5:39 PM
LAS VEGAS — The essence of Saturday night's big fight has been lost in numbers and hyperbole.
That essence is as follows: For the last 15 years or so, boxing fans have seen Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his act. Now, they think they have a chance to...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 1:23 PM
Former Laker Gary Payton will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday.
The veteran point guard spent one year in Los Angeles, joining with Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal and Karl Malone for the 2003-04 season.
| Sep 6, 2013
| 12:34 PM
Just about everything that takes place on an NBA court will be quantifiable starting this season thanks to motion-tracking cameras that will be installed in every arena.
How long does it take Kobe Bryant to get back on defense in his first month back...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 6:30 PM
This is a first in countdown history — an aborted mission. Stop the rocket launch.
The executive committee, in a unanimous decision, ruled it was time to pull the plug and spoil the surprise party:
Turn on the lights and come out from behind the...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 4:27 PM
If newly signed free agents Chris Kaman, Nick Young and Wesley Johnson don't excite Lakers fans, there's that rarely uttered phrase by the franchise that's won 16 championships — wait till next summer.
The rebuilding will begin after a 2013-14...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 9:19 PM
The Lakers found themselves a center, one with a familiar name to Los Angeles sports followers.
Chris Kaman agreed to a one-year, $3.2-million deal with the Lakers three days after Dwight Howard spurned them to go to Houston.
Kaman, 31, averaged...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 2:44 PM
Shaquille O'Neal has always been hard on center Dwight Howard. With Howard leaving the Lakers for the Houston Rockets, O'Neal was certain to get his jabs in quickly.
"It was expected," said O'Neal of Howard's defection during a news conference...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 9:46 AM
Brad Stevens, who built tiny Butler University into an NCAA powerhouse, will try to guide a rebuilding project with the Boston Celtics and point guard Rajon Rondo, the veteran leader whom Stevens must now decide whether he will build around.
| Jul 3, 2013
| 11:29 AM
Meet the new San Antonio Spurs -- same as the old San Antonio Spurs now that the team has come to terms with veteran guard Manu Ginobili and somewhat-improving center Tiago Splitter.
The Argentine stars have reportedly agreed to two- and four-year...