| 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...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 11:00 PM
The Lakers lost Dwight Howard, but then their free-throw shooting improved drastically.
They were 28th in the NBA in free-throw accuracy as of last week, almost as bad as last season despite no longer employing the charity-stripe-...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 8:05 PM
Facing the nearly floor-to-ceiling windows in their office, Rajiv Maheswaran and Yu-Han Chang can catch a glimpse of Staples Center.
To see the future of the NBA they only have to swivel their heads. Whiteboards inside their office are filled with...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 5:55 PM
Nobody wants the party to stop after two consecutive title parades, so you do what you can to keep the confetti on back order.
Sometimes it means surrounding your passel of superstars with a veteran beset by questionable knees and a forward who, despite...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 6:50 PM
Xavier Henry stood under the basket, a two-inch gash on his forehead, a smile on his lips.
His blood was still being sopped from the Staples Center court as Lakers trainer Gary Vitti pressed a towel against the cut, the fabric doing little to stop the...
| Nov 3, 2013
Pau Gasol walked slowly from the locker room to his car Friday night, clutching a small bag from a health-food store as the overhead fluorescent lights formed his shadow in front of him.
He spoke quietly to a reporter in Spanish after the Lakers...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 3:12 PM
The Lakers may be fictionalized.
According to Nellie Andreeva of Deadline.com, television network Showtime is "developing a one-hour scripted drama set behind the scenes of a pro basketball team and the family that runs it."
Jeanie Buss and Linda...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 2:00 AM
BEIJING — The Lakers already hit the wall and their season hasn't even started.
It wasn't a bad thing for them. It came with a dose of culture.
The Lakers went to the Great Wall on Sunday afternoon, a two-hour trek on a charter bus that started on...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 8:32 PM
The long arms of Dwight Howard are gone. So are the quick hands of Metta World Peace.
It's enough to make the remaining Lakers wonder if their heads will spin watching opponents continually score easy baskets.
The Lakers were already among the most...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 7:13 PM
Kobe Bryant spent the eve of Lakers media day coaching a celebrity basketball team in Dubai, which may not be as bizarre as it seems given his NBA team is roughly half a world away from where it usually is this time of year.
Expectations haven't been...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Showtime is developing a one-hour scripted series that takes a peek behind the scenes of a professional basketball team, with NBA coaching great Phil Jackson and current Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Kurt Rambis on board as exec producers. The series...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 6:29 PM
General Manager Mitch Kupchak held up a jersey and presented it to the centerpiece of the Lakers' off-season.
It was a big man, as expected, but the newly signed center was Chris Kaman, not Dwight Howard, so there was a more-than-mild difference....