| Dec 4, 2007
The Lakers haven't played a quarter of the 2007-08 season but it's clear that a major weakness for them is a lack of toughness when center Kwame Brown is not in the lineup.
Brown, who has missed the last eight games because of a sprained ankle and knee,...
| Dec 8, 2007
The Lakers had barely opened the last few minutes of their practice to the media Friday when Ronny Turiaf and Javaris Crittenton collided under the basket and got up . . . very . . . very . . . slowly.
A minute or two later, Luke Walton hobbled off the...
| Dec 9, 2007
The Lakers probably were not going to win 50 games, but Coach Phil Jackson made it semi-official Saturday.
Jackson said after practice that he told his players following a 127-99 win over Denver on Nov. 29 that they were not good enough to win 50 games....
| Dec 10, 2007
It wasn't quite Magic to Worthy, but the Lakers did pretty well for themselves Sunday night.
They threw on throwback jerseys from the 1987-88 season and then tossed aside the Golden State Warriors, 123-113, Sunday at Staples Center.
Andrew Bynum tied...
| Dec 12, 2007
| 8:17 PM
It was a light, airy day at the Lakers' training facility Wednesday, with barely a hint that the San Antonio Spurs had blown into town.
Vladimir Radmanovic tried to sing "Feliz Navidad" for a reporter from a Spanish-language TV station. Trevor Ariza...
| Dec 14, 2007
Tim Duncan and Tony Parker were missing from the San Antonio Spurs' lineup Thursday, each resting a sprained ankle and unable to play against the Lakers.
But some aspects of the Spurs remained the same: Manu Ginobili flopped all over the floor, and the...
| 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...
| 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,...