| Feb 20, 2013
| 6:35 PM
Let's take this a step further.
The two basketball experts in town, Magic and Plaschke, have declared Jeanie Buss should be in charge of the Lakers.
This has to be a blow to Jimmy Buss, who probably understands he also won't be Phil Jackson's choice...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 11:17 PM
I'm thinking the best place for Dwight Howard's statue outside Staples is right beside Oscar De La Hoya's 7-foot likeness.
That way they can keep the guys together who have been beaten up the most in the building.
De La Hoya was 0-1 in Staples and so...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 11:05 PM
What had been softly whispered for months, almost as if saying it aloud might make a terrible thing come true, became sad and public knowledge Thursday.
Lakers owner Jerry Buss, not seen this season around his beloved team and for nearly a year removed...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 10:18 PM
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Kobe Bryant doubled over in laughter when I asked whether he thought the day would come when Bynum played so well.
Will Bynum. A runt who plays for the Pistons. Shredded the Lakers' interior defense.
And by the way,...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 1:21 PM
During the Lakers' lackluster defensive showing in their 112-105 loss to Denver on Sunday, there was one hustle play that brought the Staples Center crowd to its feet.
At the top of the fourth quarter, Metta World Peace decided to stick Danilo...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 4:06 PM
That didn't take long.
On Oct. 30, one of the presumably most powerful teams in NBA history opened its season by marching on to a Staples Center floor ringed in blinding belief.
On Sunday, one of the potentially most disappointing teams in NBA history...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 11:40 PM
The unraveling of the Lakers over the season's first few weeks was so complete that not even purple-and-gold pugilist George Karl could enjoy it.
The Denver Nuggets coach, you may recall, made his feelings for the team that has repeatedly knocked him out...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 7:20 PM
He sits on the second row. The moment he gave up the throne, he moved back to the second row. It suits him there. His journey makes sense from there. He is as close to the ushers as the superstars. He is midway between his deepest roots and wildest...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 5:37 AM
LOS ANGELES -- 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.
He finished a distant second to Phil Jackson in the popular vote among Lakers fans,...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 6:00 PM
Today is my time to be there for you, to serve as your grief counselor.
This is what we do in a caring, sharing society at times when there has been great sorrow from a natural disaster, a terrible accident or, worse, the failure of the Lakers to hire...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Amid all the Lakers' personnel changes, Kobe Bryant maintained the team's current makeup would be good enough to win a championship. But after the Lakers stumbled to a 3-3 record on their six-game trip, leaving their record at 16-12, it's clear Bryant...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Gilbert Arenas works out in front of Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak, reports say....