| Oct 31, 2013
| 1:27 PM
Most players in the NBA receive their salary throughout the year -- but then Kobe Bryant is not a typical NBA player.
Negotiated as part of his specific contract, Bryant receives a balloon payment on Nov. 1. On Friday, the All-Star guard will receive...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 6:31 PM
Kobe Bryant is in the final year of his contract, but he certainly sounds like a player looking to re-sign and finish his career with the Lakers.
"I was born a Laker, so I look forward to dying one," Bryant tells Kevin Frazier on Wednesday night's...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 6:32 PM
Here's what you need to know about Thursday's NBA draft: Nerlens Noel averaged 10.5 points as a Kentucky freshman until his season ended early because of a serious knee injury.
Now he's the likely No. 1 pick.
Noel still can't jump because of surgery...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 11:05 PM
Without the reassuring voice of Jerry Buss, the late Lakers owner whose eleventh-hour phone call prevented Kobe Bryant from going to the Clippers in 2004, the Lakers are turning to two veterans to help keep Dwight Howard in Los Angeles.
| 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...
| 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....
| Feb 23, 2012
| 4:35 AM
Five things to take from Lakers' 96-91 win over Dallas Mavericks...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Things to watch in the Los Angeles Lakers-Dallas Mavericks game Wednesday night....
| Feb 23, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Game stories --The Times' Mike Bresnahan explains how the Lakers overcame all the drama surrounding the team in their 96-91 victory Wednesday over the Dallas Mavericks. --The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding focuses on Pau Gasol's performance against...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 4:36 PM
This is the first in a series of posts awarding midseason grades to some members of the Lakers. Player: Kobe Bryant How he performed: Averaged a league-leading 28.7 points per game on 43.5% shooting, 5.8 rebounds, 4.9 assists. The good: Bryant...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 9:35 PM
The Clippers wanted to finish their six-game, 10-day trip the right way, with a victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night. It didn't turn out that way for the Clippers, who dropped a 96-92 decision to the Mavericks at......