| Apr 20, 2013
| 4:00 PM
The last time they tried this, it didn't go so well.
The last time the Lakers attempted to win a playoff series without Kobe Bryant, they had home-court advantage, a future Hall of Famer, and absolutely no chance.
The year was 1996, and after lurching...
| Apr 28, 2013
It is the chant that has defined the season, yet somehow has not defined the man.
The most amazing thing about the derisive jeer that has rained upon Mike D'Antoni's slumped shoulders for the last six months is that not once has he jeered back.
| Apr 13, 2013
| 7:28 PM
Earlier this season, when Kobe Bryant was in the middle of a mindless streak during which he played at least 40 minutes in 10 consecutive games, his coach could only laugh about it.
"I told him they'll put a statue of him at Staples [Center] but it...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 5:14 PM
Mike D’Antoni hobbled to his first news conference as the Lakers coach. He used a crutch on his left side, still recovering from knee-replacement surgery....
| Nov 12, 2012
| 12:03 PM
The Lakers say Jerry Buss, Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak were unanimous in agreement, you know, in blowing it.
Everyone is so excited.
We’re told it’s 95-5 that Phil Jackson will be the next Lakers’ coach, no one mentioning that the 5%...
| Nov 12, 2012
He was asked and so he served, but Bernie Bickerstaff gave the distinct impression he will be happy when his term as the Lakers' interim coach ends and he can go back to being a low-profile assistant coach with nothing more pressing to worry about than...
| Nov 13, 2012
Phil Jackson was blindsided, and so were we.
We were told on Saturday it's a 95% chance the ring master is coming back to coach, no one mentioning the 5% in the minority were apparently Jerry Buss, Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak.
The Lakers now tell us...
| Nov 13, 2012
In the final minutes of practice Monday, the Lakers were playing a pickup game. The rich and gifted athletes were running up and down the gym floor like chaotic children on a playground, gunning and fouling and arguing.
They were playing like a team...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 4:39 PM
Now comes word, courtesy of Yahoo! Sports’ Marc J. Spears, that Los Angeles Lakers officials plan to meet with Orlando Magic officials today in Las Vegas, site of the NBA Summer League. The Lakers apparently are going to renew their push to...
| Oct 5, 2012
His newly prominent cheekbones, sharply chiseled in a slender face, are the most obvious indication that Metta World Peace has become much lighter of body. His diligence during the Lakers' first training-camp workouts testifies to his lightness of mind...
| Oct 16, 2012
Salary dumps are designed to save teams money while shedding extraneous players.
They don't normally help them land a Hall of Famer.
Salary dumps allow teams to rid themselves of aging veterans.
They don't usually help them find up-and-comers they...
| May 24, 2012
| 8:49 AM
Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol were in the Lakers' training facility on the same day, possibly for the last time.
They arrived several hours apart for their exit interviews Wednesday and then stepped into the sunshine afterward, though nothing looked...