| Sep 11, 2013
| 11:29 AM
The D-Fenders have hired Nick Mazzella as their general manager, President/CEO Joey Buss has announced.
Mazzella spent the last nine years with the Lakers' public relations department. Now he will join the team's NBA D-League affiliate in a prominent...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 7:13 PM
Kobe Bryant spent the eve of Lakers media day coaching a celebrity basketball team in Dubai, which may not be as bizarre as it seems given his NBA team is roughly half a world away from where it usually is this time of year.
Expectations haven't been...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 5:42 PM
Alex Each always believes in Kobe.
His wife might elbow him in the ribs if he didn't; the first name of the Lakers' biggest star is the middle name of the couple's youngest son.
So even things like Kobe Bryant's uncertain return from a torn Achilles'...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 6:00 AM
In trying to develop "franchise" centers like Andrew Bynum and Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant believes the Lakers lost track of what took the team to two consecutive titles.
"We had a stretch where we won championships with Pau anchoring the offense for us,...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 7:59 PM
Wednesday could have been the first day of the rest of Dwight Howard's career with the Lakers.
Instead, it might be the final day for Metta World Peace with the Lakers.
On the same day free agents can officially sign with their new teams, the one-week...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 4:20 PM
The Lakers used their one true spending tool this summer, adding former Clippers center Chris Kaman on Monday via their taxpayer mid-level exception of $3.2 million on a one-year deal.
"Weird coming back [to Los Angeles], but excited," Kaman said via...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 1:41 PM
Free agency has been humming along since the start of July, at least for most NBA teams.
Teams in much of the league have agreed on terms with free agents, but the Lakers' roster still has only seven players with guaranteed contracts.
| Jul 11, 2013
| 5:16 PM
The Lakers waived Metta World Peace via the NBA's so-called amnesty provision Thursday, a cost-cutting move that could save them about $15 million in luxury taxes.
When Dwight Howard bolted for Houston last week as a free agent, it ensured a roster spot...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
A.C. Green left the Lakers for Phoenix exactly 20 years ago this summer, perhaps the only important player they ever lost to free agency.
It so irritated Jerry Buss that he appealed to his players a few months later at training camp with an...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 6:29 PM
General Manager Mitch Kupchak held up a jersey and presented it to the centerpiece of the Lakers' off-season.
It was a big man, as expected, but the newly signed center was Chris Kaman, not Dwight Howard, so there was a more-than-mild difference....
| 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...
| 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...