| Mar 23, 2014
| 11:05 PM
Point guards are the lifeblood of Coach Mike D'Antoni's system, the heads of the snake that drive and score or kick out to open shooters in a perfect basketball world (see: Steve Nash, 2005).
Too bad none of them can stay healthy on the Lakers.
| Feb 28, 2014
| 10:42 PM
There were so many unforgettable events in the short-lived but surprisingly stormy Lakers-Sacramento rivalry.
Robert Horry nailing that three-point shot over Vlade Divac. Kobe Bryant's bout with food poisoning from that Sacramento hotel.
And who could...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 10:06 PM
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks are an awful team, clinging to the NBA's worst record week after week, month after month.
But they can always remember one thing about this season. They swept the Lakers.
It became official Thursday, 108-105,...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 11:00 PM
MILWAUKEE — Somehow the days get even more unpredictable for Chris Kaman.
He went 10 games in a row without getting off the bench, then started for the Lakers on Tuesday against the New York Knicks because Pau Gasol was sidelined by vertigo....
| Mar 3, 2014
| 9:55 PM
PORTLAND, Ore. — There was a gust of certainty Monday, a rarity in one of the most uneasy seasons in Lakers history.
Steve Nash clearly wants to return next season.
"I want to come back for sure," he said Monday.
It's a longshot he'll even...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 9:24 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — Count Kendall Marshall among those dragged down by the Lakers' woes.
He was a surprisingly successful pick-up from the NBA's Development League, churning out double-digit assists almost immediately when signed in December.
| Mar 6, 2014
| 6:45 AM
The Clippers (42-20) have hopes for an NBA title in June. The Lakers (21-40) are eyeing the top pick in the NBA draft.
On Thursday night, the Lakers are to host the Clippers at Staples Center.
The two local teams met on the season's opening night,...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 6:03 PM
Of course it had to happen like this.
Steve Nash. Freak injury. Leaving a game in the third quarter.
The latest piece of an incomprehensible Lakers puzzle was tossed off the table Sunday when Nash exited early in a 92-86 loss to the Chicago Bulls....
| Feb 8, 2014
| 4:47 PM
It's always more fun to be inclusive when it comes to NBA midseason awards.
So for every Kevin Durant (our most valuable player), we like to mix in a Larry Sanders (most exasperating) or a Kendall Marshall (most unlikely rise to a starter).
| Apr 4, 2014
| 11:10 PM
Surely the Lakers wanted to send Steve Nash to the sidelines with something better than this.
They might get another chance.
In one of the final dramas of a long-ago discarded season, Friday was supposed to be the last game of 2013-14, if not a...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 10:00 PM
SAN ANTONIO — Mike D'Antoni might have coached his last game with the Lakers on Wednesday. Or he might return for the final guaranteed year of his contract.
It'll be the biggest subplot of a Lakers off-season sure to feature twists and turns....
| Mar 17, 2014
| 4:14 PM
Don't feel sorry for Pau Gasol. He doesn't feel bad for himself.
Kobe Bryant played only six games this season and Steve Nash barely made it through 10, but Gasol will appear in his 57th game Wednesday against San Antonio, the same team that blasted the...