| Dec 14, 2013
| 8:59 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In times like these, with the Lakers down to no healthy point guards, it's tempting to ask "What if?"
What if Ramon Sessions hadn't opted out of the final year of his contract, a move setting in motion a chain of events that...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 5:52 PM
ATLANTA — Despite a shrinking payroll and aging roster, Kobe Bryant made it clear he still wanted to win a championship, come hell or high water.
So of course the latter actually happened, the Lakers' El Segundo offices flooding because of a...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 4:52 PM
Dwight Howard walked past Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak in that Staples Center tunnel last spring and never really stopped, the allure of less pressure and a permanent honeymoon triggering a Texas two-step.
The hypersensitive hulk returns to...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:54 PM
2012-13 finish: 66-16.
Coming: Michael Beasley, Greg Oden.
Going: Mike Miller, Juwan Howard.
The Heat propped up its three-peat hopes with two balky knees and a whiff of controversy. Oden has already encountered knee...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 4:59 PM
Week 6 saw Kobe Bryant return to the lineup, but the Lakers finished the week back at .500 (10-10).
The Lakers start Week 7 with a home game Tuesday before starting a four-game trip that bleeds into Week 8.
Through 20 games, the Lakers have exceeded...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 6:42 PM
Analytics gurus hate midrange jumpers, thinking them to be the most inefficient shots in the NBA.
They won't be able to use Blake Griffin's performance Wednesday to bolster their case.
Continually nudged toward the perimeter by a trapping defense, the...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 11:02 PM
The calendar flipped and there were indeed a few things different about the Clippers.
Some resolve on defense, for one thing, not to mention a turn-back-the-clock performance from Jared Dudley.
Oh, and there's this nugget: The Clippers are perfect...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 10:17 PM
The Clippers haven't practiced much recently because they are in the midst of a busy portion of their schedule.
The rest keeps bodies fresh but comes with a downside. Exhibit A was a 19-point loss to the Phoenix Suns on Monday.
"We had had a ton of...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 2:35 PM
DENVER -- Denver Coach John Fox was taken to a hospital in the Charlotte, N.C., area Saturday after feeling light-headed while playing golf during the Broncos' bye week.
Team spokesman Patrick Smyth said the 58-year-old Fox “is in good spirits and...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 5:33 PM
The Lakers are one of the top three-point shooting teams in the NBA.
Prior to Tuesday night's games, the Lakers were third overall at 40.2% from three-point range -- behind the Golden State Warriors (41.7%) and Portland Trail Blazers (41.5%).
| Dec 11, 2013
| 2:46 PM
With two straight losses, the Lakers have dipped back below .500 to with a 10-11 record.
In the competitive Western Conference, the Lakers now stand in 12th place -- ahead of the New Orleans Pelicans (9-10) by mere percentage points.
The road ahead...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 12:41 PM
The Lakers rarely lose desired players. Although Dwight Howard left for the Houston Rockets in free agency, there are only 13 former Lakers currently under contract to other NBA teams:
- Point guards: Derek Fisher (Oklahoma City Thunder), Ramon Sessions...