| 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...
| May 12, 2013
| 1:40 PM
In a year defined by injury, Coach Mike D'Antoni became a lightning rod for criticism, despite leading the Lakers (45-37) team to a 28-12, seventh-place finish.
In the closing moments of the Lakers' sweep by the San Antonio Spurs, the familiar chant...
| May 24, 2013
| 7:11 AM
One thing you have to say for former Lakers Coach Phil Jackson: He's not afraid to give his opinion.
Jackson sat down with Time.com on Thursday for an interview to promote his new book. One of the questions asked: If he was starting a team from...
| 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.
| May 18, 2013
| 8:26 AM
Metta World Peace joined Liz Habib on the KTTV-TV (Channel 11) news broadcast Friday night to talk sports and do the weather with meteorologist Pablo Pereira.
"I came to L.A. because of Phil Jackson, Kobe [Bryant] reminded me of [Michael] Jordan,...
| May 18, 2013
| 6:25 PM
The Lakers spent $99.9 million in salary this season for a roster that went 45-37. Additionally, the team will pay $29.6 million in luxury taxes -- a total of $129.5 million to get into the playoffs and suffer a first-round sweep by the San Antonio Spurs....
| Feb 18, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Jerry Buss, the longtime owner of the Lakers whose penchant for showmanship helped turn the game of basketball into “Showtime” and who led the team to 10 NBA championships, died Monday. He was 80.
A self-made millionaire who built his...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 11:33 PM
He carried the Lakers for as long as his weary body could carry them, a relentless giant among underachieving mortals.
But, finally, in the last lap of his most difficult season, bearing the burden of a franchise in chaos, Kobe Bryant has finally...
| 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...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 7:28 PM
Earlier this season, when Kobe Bryant was in the middle of a mindless streak during which he played at least 40 minutes in 10 consecutive games, his coach could only laugh about it.
"I told him they'll put a statue of him at Staples [Center] but it...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 5:50 PM
A couple of months ago, Kobe Bryant and I sat down over coffee in Minneapolis to discuss his future.
I mentioned Michael Jordan, who was playing for Washington late in his career, and being there the night Kobe dropped 55 points on the old man....