| Nov 25, 2013
| 8:17 PM
Happily for Kobe Bryant, he is now going to be a Laker for life.
Sadly for the misguided Lakers, it probably won't be much of a life.
The news Monday that Bryant had signed a two-year contract extension worth $48.5 million – twice his market...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 7:18 AM
After winning two consecutive games, the Lakers (16-28) have lost two in a row. They finish their seven-game road trip in New York on Sunday, visiting Madison Square Garden to play the Knicks (16-27).
New York is coming off an impressive win over the...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 8:55 AM
When the Lakers floundered last season, it was easy to blame Coach Mike D'Antoni.
His biggest crime was not being Phil Jackson.
The team spent most of the year pushing through injuries (Steve Nash, Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Pau Gasol,...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 7:21 PM
It has come to this for the Lakers:
Kendall Marshall, barely two weeks removed from the NBA D-League, will start at point guard Friday against Utah as the Lakers try to end a six-game losing streak.
His primary qualification for starting?
| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:04 AM
The Lakers (14-25) and Boston Celtics (14-26) were the best teams in the league not too long ago, facing each other in the 2008 and 2010 NBA Finals.
Now the former champions are going through the rebuilding process, both having won only two of their...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 6:15 PM
The Lakers were dragging for a team that landed before it took off.
Their charter flight touched down at Los Angeles International Airport late Friday night, about three hours prior to an early Saturday morning departure from China.
The 12-hour flight...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 4:52 PM
Dwight Howard walked past Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak in that Staples Center tunnel last spring and never really stopped, the allure of less pressure and a permanent honeymoon triggering a Texas two-step.
The hypersensitive hulk returns to...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 10:22 AM
Lakers forward/center Pau Gasol has had an up-and-down season, recently playing through an ankle sprain that limited his mobility.
"I felt better the last two games," Gasol said in a phone interview with The Times. "More effective, more explosive."...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 2:51 PM
With Pau Gasol sitting out for the first time this season during the Lakers' loss to the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night, the team fielded its 12th different starting lineup in 27 games.
Chris Kaman, who was out of the rotation for nearly a...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 7:34 PM
On Sunday, the Lakers did their best to play through their first practice since returning from a preseason trip to China as part of the NBA's 2013 Global Games.
Stepping away from training camp to fly halfway around the world can be disruptive, given...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 1:52 PM
It's been a blurry 24 hours for Kendall Marshall, who turned his first start with the Lakers into 20 points and 15 assists Friday against Utah.
His friends and former college teammates texted and called in droves, his Twitter followers increased...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 1:06 PM
The Charlotte Bobcats (10-13) won only 21 games last season but with former Lakers assistant Steve Clifford as head coach, the Bobcats have emerged this season as one of the better defensive teams in the NBA.
The Lakers (10-12) visit Charlotte on...