| Jan 22, 2013
| 4:09 PM
How about a new coach?
The best Pau Gasol trade? Mike D'Antoni for any coach with enough common sense to find a way to make it work. Once again, D'Antoni being so wedded to a system has compromised his ability to maximize his...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 2:44 PM
It's too soon to tell
Who knows? We haven't seen the real Lakers yet.
This is not LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh working through their growing pains during a 9-8 Heat start to the 2010-11 season. This is a Lakers...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 3:40 PM
Yes, if they give him time
Yes, Mike Apostrophe certainly is —for two reasons.
1. D'Antoni is now the Lakers coach because Phil Jackson didn't want the job that badly; 2. Kobe Bryant likes him.
Hard to believe...
| Feb 14, 2012
He's good, but no star
Jeremy Lin is the real deal — as long as the expectation is NBA rotation player and not star.
There's a reason Lin went undrafted, got cut and sat low on the depth chart until recently. And,...
| Mar 11, 2008
| 12:03 PM
Joe Smith, Cleveland Cavaliers
Joe Smith has been a force for the Cleveland Cavaliers off the bench. He had 18 points and five rebounds in just 26 minutes during Monday's 88-80 win against the Portland Trail Blazers. Prior to this game, Smith had 12...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 6:00 AM
In less than two weeks, the Lakers will reconvene for training camp.
On Sept. 29, the franchise is scheduled to host media day at its practice facility in El Segundo.
The Lakers are then to host the Denver Nuggets on Oct. 6 at the Valley View Casino...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 10:29 PM
There is a fine line between carving out a niche in the NBA and becoming just another young ex-player. At 23, Darius Morris, the former Lakers and Clippers guard, is close to the tipping point.
After being drafted in the second round by the Lakers in...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 3:25 PM
BARCELONA, Spain — Yes, Tom Thibodeau has left USA Basketball's hotel, dining one night near the Mediterranean Sea with other team personnel.
So, no, he isn't pulling the curtains on his room shut tight, poring over film of Tuesday's...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 5:04 PM
Kobe Bryant is turning 36 Saturday, which means his career may or may not be flickering like a birthday candle.
Shaquille O'Neal and Steve Nash were All-Stars at that age. Tim Duncan averaged more points and rebounds than he had in either of the two...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 8:05 PM
Patience doesn't come easy for the Lakers.
First-round playoff knockouts lead to Kobe Bryant trade-me rants. Horribly one-sided NBA Finals losses segue into the dispersal of Shaquille O'Neal and Phil Jackson, two of the best ever in their craft....
| Aug 8, 2014
| 4:28 PM
Newly hired Lakers Coach Byron Scott took over the team's Twitter feed Friday, giving his thoughts on the team's prospects this season.
His top priority, Scott wrote, is "to get our team to play defense on a consistent basis every single night."
| Aug 7, 2014
| 3:34 PM
Byron Scott wouldn't go on record as saying the Lakers will make the playoffs this coming season, but he vowed the team will surprise some of the naysayers.
"I expect us to compete every night," said Byron Scott on radio Thursday to "The Dan Patrick...