| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:14 PM
It could always be worse. The Lakers could have been pounded into a sad corner of team history with Dwight Howard in Houston's lineup.
So they got hit with the next worst thing, losing to the Rockets without the injured Howard, 145-130, and clinching...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Why is L.A. so upset with Mike D'Antoni and Lakers management? We all knew this was a patchwork team that had no chance of actually winning anything this year. Myopic Lakers fans should cheer D'Antoni for not bailing on this squad, and praise Pau Gasol...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 6:19 PM
A season of epic losses continued for the Lakers, who are dropping players almost as fast as they are games.
Kent Bazemore was the latest to go down Monday after an MRI exam revealed the shooting guard had suffered a torn tendon in his right foot the...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 6:10 PM
Pau Gasol might have played his last game in a Lakers uniform.
The team is leaning toward sitting him for its final seven games while he recovers from a severe recurrence of vertigo.
He won't play Friday against Dallas after dizziness kept him...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Kent Bazemore cried a little bit. Nick Young planted his face in a towel for a long time.
Sunday was rough on them, the latest two injured Lakers.
In another sign of a bad season, the Lakers have more hurt players (eight) than healthy ones (seven)....
| Apr 10, 2014
| 5:28 PM
Kobe Bryant was annoyed.
Really, really annoyed.
The Lakers traded Steve Blake before the February deadline, immediately sending a dissatisfied Bryant to Twitter.
He said he was "not cool" with the trade "AT ALL," hitting caps lock for effect and...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 8:08 PM
The Lakers, who have been riddled with injuries at point guard, expected veteran Steve Nash to practice Monday. But that plan was pushed back when Nash tweaked his back getting out of bed in the morning.
"I'm fine," said Nash later in the day. He last...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 11:05 PM
Point guards are the lifeblood of Coach Mike D'Antoni's system, the heads of the snake that drive and score or kick out to open shooters in a perfect basketball world (see: Steve Nash, 2005).
Too bad none of them can stay healthy on the Lakers.
| Apr 11, 2014
| 11:00 PM
Nobody got hurt. The Lakers didn't lose by 50. There are only three games left.
These were reasons for the Lakers to celebrate a 112-95 loss Friday to Golden State at Staples Center.
The season that won't ever end is down to a handful of days. Nobody'...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 4:35 PM
And now for the truly hard part of the Lakers schedule.
They might be tired of breaking badly almost every night. They might feel the weight of a rudderless season.
As if Oklahoma City cares. As if San Antonio will be compassionate.
| Mar 28, 2014
| 4:26 PM
Not sure which game Bill Plaschke was watching when he wrote such glowing compliments of UCLA's Sweet 16 performance against Florida. Defense wins games in the tournament, and the Bruins' defense, absent for much of the season, was AWOL as Florida...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 5:35 PM
Really? An oversized, ugly mascot running around at Dodger Stadium [April 9]? The Dodgers have finally stooped this low? Maybe I'm glad I can't watch Dodgers games on TV anymore. At least I have Vinny for three innings on radio. Don't think I'll have to...