| Sep 21, 2013
| 2:57 PM
Shane Battier finds it humorous. That doesn't mean he also doesn't respect the challenge ahead.
But the notion of championship fatigue, one most recently offered by TNT analyst Steve Kerr amid his forecast of the Chicago Bulls coming out of the...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 6:18 PM
Forget all that stuff about Kobe Bryant returning from an Achilles' tendon injury this season. It'll happen at some point.
The real question involves next season. He might not return at all to the Lakers.
Bryant is entering the last nine months of his...
| 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 10, 2013
| 1:10 PM
The Lakers have just $10.6 million in guaranteed salary for the 2014-15 season -- giving the team in the neighborhood of $46 million in spending power next summer.
About 14 teams project to have cap space next year, with the Lakers at the top of the...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak doesn't see the virtue in tanking the season for a lottery pick.
"The ping-pong lottery thing, even if you have the very worst team in the NBA, you're not guaranteed to get the first pick," Kupchak said Thursday to...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 7:08 PM
NBA teams have completed the bulk of their offseason moves, so now’s the perfect time to evaluate what, if anything, has changed in the Eastern Conference’s balance of power.
There will be two competitions to watch in the season ahead.
| 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 27, 2013
| 3:14 PM
Not to mimic the DirecTV commercial, but when you no longer can stomach wall-to-wall coverage NBA summer leagues, you start to scan through all that is written about free agency and those poised to challenge the Miami Heat. And when you start to read...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 10:01 AM
Feeling left out during this free-agent frenzy, Magic fans?
Well, your time is coming.
More on LaMarcus Aldridge later.
The Magic have acquired some pieces in their rebuild, but they need a star and preferably two.
They could have enough cap...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 8:47 PM
It was just over a year ago when we started to learn the lesson that it's about more than the names.
Dwight Howard, Steve Nash and Antawn Jamison helped deliver that reality, after jumping aboard the Los Angeles Lakers alongside Kobe Bryant.
| May 3, 2013
| 4:45 PM
Obviously, Magic fans have known for some time — say, since January — that the club was not going to receive a postseason invitation. (Thanks again, Dwight.)
Still, it's weird after six consecutive seasons of playoff appearances not to see...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 6:20 AM
DALLAS (AP) — Paul George and Indiana Pacers went on an offensive surge in the third quarter to sink the Dallas Mavericks.
However, all Pacers coach Frank Vogel could talk about was his top-ranked defense.
George had 24 points and eight rebounds...