| Feb 23, 2014
| 11:00 PM
The well-chronicled failures of the Lakers were pushed aside for a day, mercifully their fans would say, as national media members converged on Staples Center to cover Jason Collins, the NBA's first openly gay player.
He came out in a Sports Illustrated...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 6:58 AM
For the Lakers in Week 20, what happened off the court was far more interesting than the road losses against the Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs.
It wasn't surprising that the team fell to the top teams in the NBA on successive nights. ...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 1:23 PM
Where will John Calipari be coaching next season? Will he leave the Kentucky Wildcats to join the Lakers?
"I still think Kentucky," said Rex Chapman on "The Dan Patrick Show" on Tuesday.
Chapman started a firestorm on Monday, tweeting that Calipari...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 11:19 PM
Reinforcements arrived for the Lakers at a time when they could exchange their entire roster for the Western Conference All-Stars and it wouldn't matter.
Their season is pretty much done.
On the bright side, Steve Nash may not be.
| Mar 21, 2014
| 8:58 PM
The Lakers aren't going anywhere this season, and Ryan Kelly might not be either.
For Kelly, that would be a good thing. It would mean he's still in the NBA.
A late second-round pick out of Duke in last year's draft, the 6-foot-11 power forward wasn't...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 5:00 PM
TORONTO — Ryan Kelly stopped walking down the hallway at Staples Center during a recent chat, a look of concern spreading across his face.
He took several quick, long steps and knocked on some wood paneling. He had just been asked about his...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 8:52 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — The Lakers managed to make it to Friday's game from their hotel directly across the street.
It was their only victory of the day.
They certainly didn't do anything after arriving at Target Center, suffering their largest loss in 25...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 9:10 PM
This certainly wasn't part of the plan.
Not that the Lakers officially had one — Tank Option A? Tank Option B? — but they were merrily drifting toward rebuild mode with a nice, comfy spot in the draft lottery thanks to all these injuries....
| Mar 15, 2014
| 4:59 PM
These four-day breaks used to be the ones the Lakers loved, whether they came late in the regular season or after knocking out another playoff opponent.
Now they're merely called prolonging the inevitable.
The Lakers don't play again until Wednesday...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 9:48 PM
The Lakers competed for a half against the NBA's top team, but the Indiana Pacers easily pulled away to win, 104-92.
David West led the Pacers with 19 points. Both Lance Stephenson and Roy Hibbert notched double-doubles. Stephenson scored 15 points with...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 11:16 PM
The Lakers would have been so incredibly happy Thursday if NBA games lasted only six minutes.
They would have beaten the Clippers by three after charging to a quick lead and getting DeAndre Jordan in early foul trouble.
Predictably though, reality...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 11:05 PM
DENVER -- The specter of ugly history flew over the Lakers again, opened its mouth and dropped more basketball sludge on this wreck of a season.
The Lakers followed up their worst loss in team history by getting swept by the Denver Nuggets for the first...