| Dec 15, 2007
Although the NBA postseason is still four months away and hype for the league's annual All-Star game has just begun, the Lakers are starting to show signs they will be a playoff contender in the spring.
Heading into tonight's game at Golden State, the...
| May 27, 2007
Can you hear him?
"I'm still frustrated."
Are you listening?
"I'm waiting for them to make some changes."
Do you understand what Kobe Bryant was saying Saturday in an interview with The Times' Mike Bresnahan?
Bryant is still frustrated even though...
| Dec 31, 2007
| 12:18 PM
What's happening to Sam's mailbag? Don't you realize that frustrated Bulls fans need you? Anyway, I'm sick of the accumulation of young "assets." It's time to use them and consolidate a little. How's this trade? Bulls send Ben Gordon, Andres Nocioni and...
| Jan 9, 2008
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Stop the pressure.
The Lakers finally won with ease in Memphis.
It seemed like a lifetime ago they did such a thing, but they were surely the better team Tuesday, throttling the Grizzlies, 117-101, at FedExForum.
The Lakers led by...
| Jan 14, 2008
A good victory and, paradoxically, the possibility of a good-sized loss.
The Lakers managed to fend off the Memphis Grizzlies, 100-99, Sunday night but lost center Andrew Bynum because of what the team said was a sprained left knee.
Bynum was hurt...
| Jan 15, 2008
SEATTLE -- What next?
Now that their franchise-center-in-training will be taking at least an eight-week break, the Lakers are perilously thin in the middle.
Kwame Brown has started 178 games in his seven-year career, and newly anointed backup Ronny...
| Jan 20, 2008
Kwame Brown apologized to teammates after his turnover-filled debacle that drew a series of boos in the Lakers' loss Thursday against Phoenix.
Brown, speaking to reporters Saturday for the first time since the Lakers' one-sided 106-98 loss to the Suns,...
| Feb 8, 2008
| 10:41 AM
Question: The Lakers seem to be in position to make a choice with Lamar Odom: Get something of value while he still has value.
I personally love this team when Andrew Bynum gets back, but I also think with my heart and don't appreciate the business side....
| Feb 13, 2008
MINNEAPOLIS -- More and more, Kobe Bryant feels like a kid locked in a toy store after closing hours.
"It's like Christmas every day," Bryant said. "We have so many weapons here. I really just use my abilities to be a bait, continue to create easy...
| Mar 2, 2008
The best owner in the history of professional sports is strolling through his sprawling hilltop home when he comes upon an ornate wooden door riddled with three gaping holes.
It is the door to his private elevator. It is also, perhaps, the portal to a...
| May 12, 2010
| 9:33 PM
With the Lakers nearly a week away from Game 1 of Western Conference Finals against Phoenix, the Lakers have plenty of time to rest their assorted injuries, prepare for the resurgent Suns and of course, reflect on their first-round losses in 2006 and 2007...
| Jul 12, 2010
| 4:36 PM
All it took was a one-word answer for Michael Jordan to settle the Kobe Bryant-LeBron James debate. When he was asked at a basketball camp who the better basketball player was, Jordan simply said, "Kobe." You can counter that Jordan's talent evaluations...