| Sep 22, 2013
| 4:04 PM
To make the playoffs, the Lakers need to be better than seven teams in the Western Conference.
In the first two entries in a series of 14, the Lakers were ruled better than the New Orleans Pelicans but not as good as the Oklahoma City Thunder.
| Dec 7, 2013
| 5:26 PM
One question is answered: Kobe Bryant will return to the court Sunday night against Toronto at Staples Center.
But then it gets a little murky from there.
How will he look? Who loses playing time? Will the Lakers continue to have a winning record,...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 9:06 PM
Mike D'Antoni has seen enough of big men setting career highs against the Lakers.
Pau Gasol, does he have your attention?
"In the paint, we're awful and we've got to get tougher," the Lakers' coach said before Tuesday's game against Phoenix. "If we...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 4:38 PM
Gonzaga Coach Mark Few made a visit to the Lakers' practice facility in El Segundo on Thursday.
Earlier in the day, Few was at the Time Warner Cable SportsNet studios for the West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tip-Off.
The Lakers have two former...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 6:41 PM
Good news for the Lakers: Almost everybody on their team is in a contract year.
Bad news for the Lakers: Almost everybody on their team is in a contract year.
Such players have incentive to deliver with an added hunger, according to the long-held...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 1:19 PM
The Lakers (11-13) wrap up their four-game road trip with a stop in Memphis on Tuesday, visiting the Grizzlies (10-13).
Memphis has dropped three straight, struggling to play without center Marc Gasol, who is sidelined with a knee injury.
| Oct 7, 2013
| 8:23 PM
No matter how dreadful the upcoming season might be, Lakers fans don't have to hold their breath. Chris Kaman will do it for you.
He can stay submerged in water for 2½ minutes thanks to years of free diving in the ocean.
No, Kaman isn't your normal...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 7:05 PM
Everyone knows the Lakers turn the ball over way too often to be a playoff team.
But they're being crushed in another turnover category. They're not forcing any.
Translation: They're too slow.
The Lakers are 27th in the NBA in turnovers,...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 9:05 PM
The Denver Nuggets cruised to an easy win at Staples Center on Sunday night, defeating the Lakers, 137-115.
The Lakers scored more than enough points to win an NBA game, but absolutely fell apart defensively. The Nuggets did a lot of damage from three-...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 8:45 PM
The Lakers lost for the 12th time in their last 13 games, falling to the Suns in Phoenix on Wednesday night, 121-114.
Nick Young was ejected in the second quarter after getting floored by a flagrant foul from Alex Len, who was ejected as well. Young...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 4:07 PM
TORONTO — Canadian journalists gathered around one of their favorite basketball players before the Lakers played the Toronto Raptors.
A semicircle at Steve Nash's locker? Try again. Nash was on the other side of the country, trying to...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 9:00 PM
The Lakers came back from a 21-point deficit but couldn't quite come back again after facing a 20-point deficit.
The Portland Trail Blazers barely fended off the Lakers, 114-108, Sunday at Staples Center.
The Lakers trailed by 21 in the first quarter,...