| Feb 21, 2012
| 8:59 PM
Kupchak has the power
Look, Kobe Bryant and Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak are far more similar than different, wired to win at all costs. Kupchak may do so in a far more behind-the-scenes manner. But both bleed purple and...
| Feb 9, 2011
| 7:30 AM
Baltimore's most prominent basketballer, Carmelo Anthony, has been the subject of trade talk since his wedding this summer. As my colleague Kevin Van Valkenburg wrote in this feature last month, the uncertainty and the negative feedback from Denver...
| 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...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 4:52 PM
Dec 9 (The Sports Xchange) - The Sacramento Kings and Toronto Raptors officially announced on Monday that the Kings acquired forwards Rudy Gay and Quincy Acy along with center Aaron Gray in a trade with Toronto that sent guard Greivis Vasquez and forwards...
| Dec 8, 2013
SANTA ANA, Calif. Welcome back, Kobe!
Dress warmly if you're going to Sunday's game because a chill like an Arctic front will go down the back of Lakerdom when they introduce Kobe Bryant.
Yes, it's the moment Lakers fans have waited for ... or at...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 8:55 AM
When the Lakers floundered last season, it was easy to blame Coach Mike D'Antoni.
His biggest crime was not being Phil Jackson.
The team spent most of the year pushing through injuries (Steve Nash, Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Pau Gasol,...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 1:54 PM
The Sports Xchange
Report: Lakers' Bryant to return Sunday
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is scheduled to make his season debut on Sunday, when the Lakers host the Toronto Raptors at Staples Center, ESPNLosAngeles.com reported Fiday.
| Nov 27, 2013
— Kobe Bryant was all smiles during his news conference a day after receiving a two-year, $48.5-million contract extension.
But sometime between saying this would "probably" be his last contract and later jabbing the NBA for vetoing the Chris Paul...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 4:00 PM
If the Lakers and Kobe wanted his salary to match his jersey number, how about he goes back to No. 8?
William David Stone
I have followed Mitch Kupchak since he played at North Carolina in the '70s, and if there ever was a general...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 6:16 PM
The Lakers and Kobe Bryant agreed to a contract extension Monday, a move the team was willing to make before seeing Bryant return to game action from a torn Achilles' tendon.
"We didn't see the point of waiting," said Lakers owner/executive Jim Buss....
| Nov 26, 2013
| 7:14 PM
WASHINGTON — While the Lakers have their wallet open ...
Is Pau Gasol next?
"We have not had any discussions with Pau," Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said Tuesday. "I'm sure I will. And where that leads, I'm not sure right now. A lot...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 8:17 PM
Happily for Kobe Bryant, he is now going to be a Laker for life.
Sadly for the misguided Lakers, it probably won't be much of a life.
The news Monday that Bryant had signed a two-year contract extension worth $48.5 million – twice his market...