| Mar 8, 2014
| 6:49 PM
There was no getting past it. Ryan Kelly could be the best Lakers teammate Kendall Marshall ever had, and it still wouldn't compensate for two things.
Kelly went to Duke. Marshall went to North Carolina.
Those rivals go together about as well as...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 5:10 PM
Some Lakers fans were undoubtedly hoping General Manager Mitch Kupchak would pull a Pat Haden and meet his embattled coach on the tarmac at Los Angeles International Airport late Thursday night before he could board the team plane and coach another game....
| 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,...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 2:57 PM
On the eve of training camp, the Lakers have added former UCLA and NBA veteran center Dan Gadzuric.
Announced Friday by General Manager Mitch Kupchak, Gadzuric increases the roster to 19 players.
The Lakers cannot carry more than 15 into the regular...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 6:18 PM
Forget all that stuff about Kobe Bryant returning from an Achilles' tendon injury this season. It'll happen at some point.
The real question involves next season. He might not return at all to the Lakers.
Bryant is entering the last nine months of his...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 3:29 PM
The transition from Mike Brown to Mike D'Antoni as coach early last season was an awkward time for the Lakers.
"Clumsy is not a bad characterization," General Manager Mitch Kupchak said Thursday to Colin Cowherd on ESPN Radio.
The Lakers fired Brown...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Before Kobe Bryant spoke Thursday night at "Kobe Up Close Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel," Robert Horry took the stage.
"[Bryant] has all kinds of accolades, all kinds of praise going, but he's still working hard every day," Horry said. "It makes you want to...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Turn a downtrodden franchise that couldn’t fill half its seats into a division winner that leads the major leagues in attendance and it tends to get noticed. Both collectively and individually.
Stan Kasten, the Dodgers president, chief executive...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 7:30 PM
Phil Jackson seems entirely content with his life, sitting at a corner table as the hummus and pita go quickly in the afternoon din of a Playa Vista eatery.
It's not quite what he envisioned last November when the Lakers interviewed him for their...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 2:39 PM
Last season, the Lakers were the fourth-best rebounding team in the league at 44.8 boards per game — but that was with Dwight Howard manning the middle at an NBA-best 12.4 rebounds a night.
The early returns after eight preseason games is cause...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:55 PM
As the regular season nears, the Lakers will have to make some final decisions on the roster before opening night.
"I think it's 48 hours before the first game and I do think you get to work on weekends. I think [the NBA] changed the rules," Coach Mike...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 8:20 PM
Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said Sunday he does not anticipate Kobe Bryant returning from his Achilles' tendon injury within the next two weeks.
"I don't see that in the next week or two because you've got to be on the court. You've got to...