| May 16, 2013
Phil Jackson was just messing with us, once again.
The wily former coach of the Lakers and Chicago Bulls wrote a book in 2004 that was called "The Last Season."
It seemed true at the time, but the legendary leader came back for a six-year run with the...
| May 15, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Former Lakers assistant coach Eddie Jordan recently left the team to become head coach at Rutgers.
Jordan was brought in by Mike Brown to help teach the Lakers a version of the Princeton offense but Brown was let go five games into the regular season....
| Apr 30, 2013
We have a major difference of opinion.
And I understand why you are wrong.
You began the season thinking, and being told by the media, the Lakers were going to be great because they had so much talent.
You didn't get it in the first five games, so Mike...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 10:50 PM
On farewell day, they waved until their hands hurt.
Kobe Bryant pleaded for Lakers management to pay millions to Dwight Howard, millions to Pau Gasol, millions for the luxury tax, anything to keep the Lakers together for the final year of his contract....
| May 2, 2013
| 7:46 PM
While the fans at Staples Center ended the season chanting "We want Phil," it appears the Lakers and Phil Jackson are nowhere near a reunion.
Jackson has agreed to "serve in an advisory capacity" with the Detroit Pistons as owner Tom Gores searches...
| May 3, 2013
| 5:47 AM
Lakers Hall of Famer Elgin Baylor will be auctioning off memorabilia, awards and personal items on May 31 with the help of Julien's Auctions.
Baylor, whose No. 22 jersey is retired at Staples Center, is making available his 1959 All-Star Game MVP...
| May 4, 2013
| 7:40 PM
He was once the face of college basketball, Hoosiers personified, a small-town kid who this spring brought a smile, a swagger and a national championship resume to the UCLA program.
Yet before he even coached one practice, someone had created a Facebook...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 11:30 PM
One of the most hyped teams in NBA history fell exhaustedly into the playoffs Wednesday.
Appropriately, it happened with only three hours left in the season. Fittingly, it was clinched when they were just standing around.
Ten minutes before the...
| Apr 28, 2013
It is the chant that has defined the season, yet somehow has not defined the man.
The most amazing thing about the derisive jeer that has rained upon Mike D'Antoni's slumped shoulders for the last six months is that not once has he jeered back.
| Jun 21, 2013
It was the summer when a good NBA team was bold enough to become a great one.
It was 1999, and the team was led by two stars who had carried it to three consecutive playoff appearances. But each time it had fallen short of the NBA Finals and been swept...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Kobe Bryant helped kick off the new Instagram video feature on Thursday with a peek at his first few steps after shedding his walking boot. Kobe posted:
My first steps without the boot. Rockin the #medicalmambas Walkin like a baby giraffe....