| Jun 30, 2013
| 2:58 PM
Remember when the Orlando Magic and their fans were begging and pleading for Dwight Howard to stay in Central Florida?
Now, pathetically, the proud and storied Los Angeles Lakers are doing the same as NBA free agency commences today.
The Lakers have...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 2:55 PM
The Lakers' campaign to keep free-agent center Dwight Howard continued Wednesday with two public pleas for Howard to stay.
The first, a billboard at Staples Center, features a photo of the center with the words, "Stay. #stayD12."
| Jun 27, 2013
| 7:12 AM
The Lakers extended a qualifying offer to center Robert Sacre, making him a restricted free agent this summer.
Sacre, taken by the Lakers with the 60th pick in the 2012 NBA draft, received an offer of $988,872 from the team.
"Right now I'm a Laker....
| Jun 30, 2013
| 11:05 PM
Without the reassuring voice of Jerry Buss, the late Lakers owner whose eleventh-hour phone call prevented Kobe Bryant from going to the Clippers in 2004, the Lakers are turning to two veterans to help keep Dwight Howard in Los Angeles.
| Jun 28, 2013
| 2:52 PM
On Thursday night, the Lakers selected stretch-forward Ryan Kelly with the 48th pick in the 2013 NBA draft.
While Kelly is recovering from a second foot surgery, General Manager Mitch Kupchak said he was cleared last week to return to basketball...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 3:17 PM
Jerry Buss was honored last Wednesday by Time Warner Cable Media at its "View from the Top" up-front at the Vibiana.
Lakers owner and executive Jeanie Buss accepted an award for leadership in behalf of her late father.
"Everything he did, he did...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 7:46 PM
Bringing back free agent center Dwight Howard is the Lakers' top priority this off-season. "He's our future," said General Manager Mitch Kupchak in a video interview with Lakers.com's Mike Trudell.
"Dwight is in the category of the great of the great,"...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 3:44 PM
A week ago at a talk about his memoir, "Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success," at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, Jackson said he'd be kidding himself to consider another coaching position.
"When I was done I knew I was done -- physically it was over,"...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 5:16 PM
The hand that once wrote about daily NBA schedules on a greaseboard in the Lakers' locker room now composes daily specials on a surfboard propped against a sunset-colored truck.
Kona Sunset Shrimp Tacos, two for $7.
The distinctive voice that once...
| Mar 3, 2013
Lakers 4, Philadelphia 76ers 2
An old dog, a new trickster and birth of 'Showtime'
"Showtime" began as 20-year-old rookie Magic Johnson inspired this talented team to first in the Pacific Division. After four close games in the...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 10:18 PM
He was speaking only for his weary and rumpled self, speaking in the singular, sorrowful tones of someone who just lost a boss and friend of more than three decades.
But, in one poignant moment while publicly mourning the death of Lakers owner Jerry...
| 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...