| May 11, 2011
Mark Landsberger, apropos of his modest NBA career, makes only a barely noticed cameo in one of the most frequently replayed video highlights in NBA history.
That's Landsberger, in his No. 54 Lakers jersey, tracking Julius Erving at the baseline as the...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The rookie arrived at Lakers training camp with something to prove.
His new teammates — veterans such as Magic Johnson and Michael Cooper — elbowed him around the basketball court. The rough treatment continued after practice.
| Jul 31, 2014
| 5:34 PM
Q: Ira, I know that Erik Spoelstra likes to slow-cook rookies, but with the lack of shooting-guard depth requiring Mario Chalmers to play some two, do you see Shabazz Napier getting regular minutes? -- Luis.
A: First, there is plenty of time for the...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 8:32 PM
The fiercest of winds is upon them, swirling in every direction, dust and debris everywhere, their once-strong aura shaking at its cracked foundation.
The Lakers didn't need a head coach, they needed some old-fashioned storm shutters.
| Jul 29, 2014
| 1:54 PM
The Lakers introduced their new coach, former Showtime member Byron Scott, at a news conference Tuesday. It began with surprise appearances by former Lakers greats Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jamaal Wilkes, and included an introduction and...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 7:02 PM
Even as a report suggested that Carmelo Anthony would return to the New York Knicks instead of joining the Lakers, Kobe Bryant firmly supported his team’s bid to snag a superstar in free agency.
“Look, they’re going for it,”...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 12:59 PM
It's never easy to predict the NBA draft, especially which players will be around when the Lakers pick tonight.
But one thing looks slightly more certain — they won't trade the seventh overall selection before the draft.
As of early this...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 4:59 PM
Danté Exum moved away from home at 15 years old, leaving his family in Melbourne, Australia, to train at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra.
The A.I.S. basketball team traveled to China, to the United States and to Europe to find decent...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 6:21 PM
The Lakers don't have first-round picks often, but when they do, they make them as mysterious as anything.
Any number of things could happen to the seventh overall pick they hold in Thursday's NBA draft.
They could take one of three point guards:...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 9:30 PM
When the last college basketball season began, he was predicted by many to be the top pick in the upcoming NBA draft, and he played like it, amassing more double-doubles than all but one other freshman in NCAA Division I history.
When last season ended,...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 4:28 PM
The Lakers went Hollywood in their 2½-hour meeting Thursday with free-agent forward Carmelo Anthony. Big time.
Executives from Anschutz Entertainment Group and Time Warner Cable pitched him on the size and scope of the Los Angeles market. Movie producer...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 11:33 PM
They have defined NBA greatness for the past 50 years. They have won 16 NBA championships and can claim 26 members in the NBA Hall of Fame. They have had an uncanny ability to reload their roster quickly when their dynastic players move on.